Clay Heaton, MS, SM


Clay Heaton is a Data Scientist at Imangi Studios in Raleigh, North Carolina, where he develops software and uses advanced analytics and machine learning to provide data-driven insights in support of mobile software that has seen over one billion users. Clay has a background in international health with a focus on data management during the response to complex humanitarian emergencies. He has extensive experience producing focused and actionable analysis for senior executives and policymakers and in managing complicated high-pressure projects in both the United States and international settings. His prior work includes post-tsunami recovery support in Thailand, data management fieldwork in the days following Hurricane Katrina, HIV/AIDS research in Kenya, and field-based software development and data analysis during response to the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. Clay holds a Masters of Science in Population and International Health from the Harvard School of Public Health and a Masters of Science in Advanced Analytics from North Carolina State University. He currently is part of Professor Jennifer Leaning’s team assessing the impact of the Syrian war on medicine and public health in the region.