Stayin' Alive in Technology

Stayin' Alive in Technology

The tech industry is great at talking about the future, especially on podcasts. What we're not so great at is taking the time to understand our past. And that's what this podcast is all about. From the Noyce and Fairchild Semiconductor generation through the founding of social media, the history of Silicon Valley has many lessons for us. And we'll be interviewing the people who lived through these experiences to bring their knowledge to you. You'll get explanations for how we got where we are, which can also suggest where the future might be; along with a few laughs and inside stories from those who lived through it. So pull up a seat and listen to the tales of the past, in which may lie seeds for our future. New Episodes twice a month on Thursdays. ... Show More
June 6, 2019 33 min

Dr. Tiffani Bright, Ph.D., is the Biomedical Informatician Evaluation Team Lead at IBM Watson Health.  As she describes it, the field of Biomedical Informatics sits right at the middle of a three-part Venn diagram, where computational sciences, health/life sciences, and social sciences overlap. Dr. Bright is currently working to advance the science of AI and its application to major public health issues, in collaboration with Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston and Vanderbilt University.

Tiffani’s studies have been extensive and have led her to this fascinating, growing field that combines data and biology to advance the ways healthcare is delivered. In this episode, she shares the story of how she arrived to this point, achieving degree after degree and receiving award after award along the way.

Tiffani is the recipient of several awards and honors, including a Meyerhoff Scholarship from the University of Maryland Baltimore County, a National Library of Medicine Biomedical Informatics Pre-doctoral Fellowship, and a Columbia University Center for Interdisciplinary Research to Reduce Antimicrobial Resistance Pre-doctoral Fellowship. She is also a board member of the  American Medical Informatics Association.



  • Meyerhoff Scholars Program
  • Dreams by Langston Hughes (1902-1967)


    "Girl on Fire" by Alicia Keys


    Stayin' Alive in Tech is an oral history of Silicon Valley and technology. Host Melinda Byerley is a 20-year veteran of Silicon Valley and the founder of Timeshare CMO, a digital marketing intelligence firm, based in San Francisco.

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