Erik is an MD/PhD candidate at Emory and Georgia Tech with a background in machine learning, statistics, and information theory. Previously, Erik founded Forge, a nonprofit that helped startups launch clinical pilots. Forge merged with Sling Health, a biomedical technology incubator. Erik has published papers on informatics methods, physiological monitoring, reconstructive surgery, neuro-oncology, biomaterials, and medical education. He also patented some of his work and licensed the IP to a company. Erik earned a PhD from Georgia Tech in Biomedical Engineering and Statistics, and a BS in Bioengineering from UCLA.