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My Name Is Jacob S. Zelko – Pleasure To Meet You! :wave:

I am a graduate of Georgia Institute of Technology with a BS in biomedical engineering. While pursuing my BS, I worked as a data information specialist and biomedical informaticist in the Department of Biomedical Informatics at Emory University doing research in the areas of computational psychiatry and worked with The Center for Discovery as an engineering consultant to aid in caring for their juvenile neurocognitively diverse population. Furthermore, I am an amateur medical anthropologist having worked in rural Guatemala with the National Association for the Practice of Anthropology to examine health systems strengthening and resource constrained environments.

What Am I Passionate About?

Broadly speaking, I am interested in the social determinants of health, resource constrained environments, neurocognitive disabilities, mental health, equitable healthcare, reproducible science, open source science, knowledge management, and education. More technically, I develop open source scientific software using Julia and Python to analyze medical datasets to produce performant analysis pipelines and visualization schemes. I use my blog to share on my thoughts on anything ranging from programming and knowledge management to academia and best practices.

For information about ongoing projects, please visit my Projects page.

Any Hobbies?

I am a multi-instrumentalist; I am heavily influenced by acts like Caspian and Hammock and composers such as Ólafur Arnalds and Jóhann Jóhannsson. A short film I scored was even nominated for the Cannes Short Film Corner at the Cannes festival!

I also host an educational Twitch channel where I work on open source coding and research projects. I use this outlet to teach best practices in software engineering, how to program, and development workflows.

Want To Learn More About Me? :page_facing_up:

Here is a link to my Curriculum Vitae. If you have any questions about it, don’t hesitate to reach out!

:coffee: Want To Chat, Collaborate, or Hire Me? :alembic:

Although my bandwidth varies, I welcome anyone to reach out to me to chat about potential collaborations, consultant positions, or interests they have. I will make sure to respond in a timely manner! For how to contact me, please visit my contact page.