Dr. Claire Zhao is currently working as the group lead for Clinical AI/ML at Pfizer. Previously, she worked as a research scientist developing AI models and conducting statistical analyses designed to help clinicians and hospitals in patient care and resource management. She pursued a PhD in Biomedical Engineering at the Johns Hopkins University, where she got to explore both the medical school and engineering school curricula. From this unique experience, she increasingly appreciated the interplay between medicine and engineering, began to shape her own research questions and solutions, and then specialized in developing computational and biomechanical models for heart muscle cells for her doctoral thesis. She obtained her undergraduate degree in Systems Design Engineering with a concentration in Statistics from University of Waterloo, where she also enjoyed the various academic, social, and co-op opportunities. Claire also enjoys a variety of sports, dances, and arts outside of work. She is always on the look to meet new people and try new things.