Andrew Trister

February 17, 2023 | secon2023

Andrew Trister leads digital health and artificial intelligence at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. His team invests in innovations that weave together artificial intelligence, mobile applications, objective sensor-based measurements, clinical care models and interoperable data infrastructure to improve care delivery at all levels of the health system.

Andrew is a physician scientist passionate about leveraging technology to improve health care for all. He joined the foundation from Apple, where he led clinical research and machine learning for health features on the Apple watch and iPhone. Prior to Apple, he was the senior physician at Sage Bionetworks, where he designed and shipped ResearchKit, an open-source tool for large-scale clinical trials and developed infrastructure to share and collaborate on medical imaging.

Andrew completed clinical residency in radiation oncology at the University of Washington, with additional focus areas in medical- and bio- informatics, earned an M.D., Ph.D. in bioengineering, MSE and BSE in computer science, and a B.A. in biological basis of behavior (neuroscience) all from the University of Pennsylvania.