Michael A. Simon, Ph.D., is Principal Data Scientist at Arcadia Healthcare Solutions, with experience in data quality, process efficiency, and experimental design. Since joining Arcadia in 2011, Michael has focused on demonstrating and enhancing the value of client data through exploratory data analysis and advanced statistical methodologies, including through Arcadia’s Data Quality Initiative and the development of Arcadia’s Launchpad platform. Michael is a former National Science Foundation AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow, where he coordinated the redesign of a critical granting process and developed and implemented an international prize competition in coordination with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation benefiting smallholder farmers in developing countries. Michael received his doctoral degree from Tufts University in Neurophysiology and Biomechanics, and received his Bachelors degrees from Rice University in Electrical Engineering and Economics.