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FSU Innovation Hub (2019)

Lynette Hammond Gerido, PhD is interested in data science, population health, disparities, information behavior, and ethics in artificial intelligence. Prior to her doctoral studies, Lynette completed her B.S. in bioscience at Drexel University. She interned with GlaxoSmithKline as a Biological Datawise, which allowed her to apply computational skills to pharmaceutical research. Following graduation, Lynette served as the webmaster of the Drexel University College of Medicine and earned a Master of Public Health. Lynette’s passion for fusing information science with health continued as she moved to the DC area to begin her IT consulting career as a contractor with the National Institutes of Health and the Department of Health and Human Services. Longing to return to academia, Lynette joined the Center for Healthcare Quality at The George Washington University in DC. There she became immersed in disparities research and policy. Lynette earned an MBA and grew her consulting portfolio with contracts with the National Science Foundation and USAID. Currently, she uses computational social science, machine learning, and qualitative techniques to research disparities in public health genetics and medical decision making among everyday people.


My interests meet at the intersection of technology, health, and society.

From the balcony of the Newseum in Washington, DC (2004)

Let’s go on an adventure around the world trying to find the shortest flight to some obscure city where you have to communicate with a cabbie using hand gestures to get us to the paddle boats that we have to assemble and cross the lake to the cabin in the woods where the gnome is hidden with the clue to discover our next destination!

Or perhaps we lose ourselves in numbers as we work to discover innovative approaches to improving health outcomes and reducing disparities.