Kolker is chief data officer at Seattle Children's. Kolker has more than 25 years of experience in multi-disciplinary data analysis, predictive analytics, and modeling and more than 15 years of experience in management, business, and community development. He will be one of the featured speakers at the HIMSS Media/Healthcare IT News Big Data & Healthcare Analytics Forum June 18-19, 2015 in New York City.
At Seattle Children's, Kolker heads the analytics team, which focuses on leveraging large and complex data to improve outcomes and safety, reduce costs, broaden access and drive innovation. In addition to the hospital work, he is also director of Bioinformatics & High-throughput Analysis Laboratory (kolkerlab.org) at the Research Institute.
Previously, Kolker was founder and president of BIATECH Research and Innovation Center, which was acquired by Seattle Children's. Currently, he is an adjunct professor at Northeastern University College of Science in Boston and an affiliate professor at University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle.
He has 130 publications in 40 different journals and also serves as executive editor of the journals OMICS: A Journal of Integrative Biology and Big Data.