Eric Schadt may enjoy the simple things in life — high velocity, a good polo shirt — but he is the first to admit that life is not simple. Living things are such complex systems, in fact, that our best chance to promote wellness is to understand them as vast information networks.
To do so, Eric is unleashing maximum scale and bringing the firepower of math to bear. He endeavors to monitor and modify humans-slash-networks, both as CEO of the new genomics startup Sema4, and as Dean for Precision Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai.
This episode was recorded in front of a live audience, on location – outdoors no less – at the Foundation2017 conference. Make of it what you will: as soon as Eric discussed god, the birds start chirping.