Dr. Leonard D’Avolio, Ph.D. has spent the last 20 years in government, academia, philanthropy, and industry working to build value-based healthcare programs and organizations that prioritize continuous learning & improvement. He’s the CEO of Blue Circle Health, a philanthropically-funded virtual T1D healthcare system for people in under-resourced communities. Prior to that he was the co-founder of the for-profit Cyft, a company dedicated to helping serious illness care providers succeed in value-based care. Prior to founding Cyft, he led informatics at Ariadne Labs where he helped improve childbirth across 70 clinics in India. Prior to that he created the infrastructure for the world’s largest genomic medicine cohort and embedded the first clinical trial within an electronic medical record system while working for the Dept. of Veterans Affairs. 

He is an Assistant Professor at Mass General Brigham and Harvard Medical School. He is an advisor to several healthcare startups, and is on the Board of Youth Development Organization in Lawrence, Massachusetts. 

His work has been funded by the National Cancer Institute, Department of Veterans Affairs, Department of Defense, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, National Library of Medicine, the Helmsley Charitable Trust Foundation.

 Talks, interviews, & writing are announced on LinkedIn and Twitter (@ldavolio). 


Scholarly work listed on google scholar

Selected Talks and Podcasts:


NCQA Quality Talks - Making Healthcare Count



Medicine's Next Great Breakthrough



Leonard Davolio Bright Health Talk

Thinking beyond fee for service analytics for value-based care


Listen to the Podcast

Creating a New Healthcare - Counting What Counts


National Academy of Medicine - Digital Learning Collaborative Summary


Faster Cures 2017 - Sharing "Scruffy" Data Highlights


Moving Beyond the Hype of AI / Machine Learning


Big Data and Machine Learning in Healthcare: How, When, and Why


Selected Writing:


Latest Press:

Recent and Upcoming Talks

  • HIMSS AI / ML Day, Closing Keynote - "What's Next for Machine Learning in Healthcare" 2021
  • Harvard Executive Education - "Designing and Implementing AI Solutions for Healthcare" 2021
  • Harvard / MIT Combined Dermatology Program - "Preparing for Healthcare's Learning Era" 2019
  • Harvard / MIT Innovation Bootcamp - "Putting Machine Learning to Work," 2019
  • HLTH - "The Future of Healthcare", May 2018
  • Mass Medical Society - "On AI and Machine Learning in Healthcare", May 2018
  • Bridge to Pop Health East - "Turning Predictions into Results - Case Studies from Successful Integrations", May 2018
  • HIMSS - Machine Learning & AI for Healthcare Track, Mar. 2018
  • National Academies of Science President's Circle Dinner, "Intelligence: Real and Artificial" Apr 2018
  • Health Datapalooza, "Which Buzzwords will still be buzzing" Mainstage panel discussion, Apr 2018
  • National Academy of Medicine, Digital Learning Collaborative, Nov 2017
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons, 2017 Annual meeting, Nov 2017
  • Healthare Finance Strategy, Nov 2017
  • HIMSS Pop Health Forum, Keynote, Oct 2017
  • NCQA - Quality Talks, Oct 2017
  • New England Baptist Hospital, Research Day Keynote, July 2017
  • Faster Cures, Partnering for Cures Boston, "Sharing Scruffy Data" panel, June 2017
    Healthcare: The Digital Disruption, District Hall, Boston, May 2017
  • HIMSS Big Data & Healthcare Analytics Forum, Opening Keynote, May 2017
  • Health Datapalooza, Mainstage panel discussion, Apr 2017

Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=Y2MAsc4AAAAJ


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