Adam SteventonDirector of Data Analytics at The Health Foundation
Adam Steventon is Director of Data Analytics at the Health Foundation, an independent charity committed to bringing about better health and health care for people in the UK. He is responsible for developing and leading the Foundation’s Data Analytics for Better Health strategy, which aims to ensure that everyone in the UK benefits from advances in analytics and data-driven technologies such as artificial intelligence.
At the Health Foundation, which he joined in 2014, Adam leads a team using data to tackle problems affecting people’s health. The team produce open-source tools and approaches that can be used by others and champion better analytics throughout the health and social care system. They also design and deliver large-scale initiatives such as the Networked Data Lab and the Improvement Analytics Unit. Their research and analysis inform national policy.
Before joining the Health Foundation, Adam was a senior analyst at the Nuffield Trust, where he led some of the first projects bringing together UK health and social care data. In 2013, he was a Harkness Fellow in Health Care Policy and Practice at Yale University, where he examined the use of technology to improve care for people with heart failure. Economic modelling he produced at the Pensions Policy Institute between 2004 and 2008 informed the development of pensions legislation.
Adam studied mathematics at Cambridge University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has a PhD in health services research from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.