Imperial College London

Melanie Leis

Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Surgery & Cancer

Director - Big Data Analytics Unit (BDAU)



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1069Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Wing (QEQM)St Mary's Campus





Melanie is the interim Director of Operation of the Centre for Health Policy, part of the Institute of Global Health Innovation (IGHI). Previously, Melanie was the Director of IGHI's Big Data and Analytical Unit (BDAU).

Before joining Imperial in 2018 Melanie worked for McKinsey & Company, where she helped healthcare clients in the US and the UK use analytics to improve cost and quality of care for patients. 

Melanie holds a Master of Public Administration (MPA) and a Master of Arts in International Relations (MAIR), both from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs of Syracuse University. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Economics from Universidad de Costa Rica.

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Member of the Global Health BSc team, leading teaching on data visualisation and story-lining for policy makers.



Sbaiti M, Streule M, Alhaffar M, et al., 2021, Whose voices should shape global health education? Curriculum codesign and codelivery by people with direct expertise and lived experience, Bmj Global Health, Vol:6, ISSN:2059-7908

Ghafur S, Van Dael J, Leis M, et al., 2020, Public perceptions on data sharing: key insights from the UK and the USA, The Lancet Digital Health, Vol:2, ISSN:2589-7500, Pages:E444-E446

Fusari G, Gibbs E, Hoskin L, et al., 2020, Protocol for a feasibility study of OnTrack: a digital system for upper limb rehabilitation after stroke., Bmj Open, Vol:10, ISSN:2044-6055, Pages:1-10

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