Michael Howell is a Principal Scientist at Google, where he serves as Chief Clinical Strategist for healthcare in Google Brain. A critical care medicine physician and healthcare delivery scientist, he was previously Chief Quality Officer at the University of Chicago Medicine, where he was the senior physician responsible for overseeing the quality of care at the health system. He also founded UChicago’s Center for Healthcare Delivery Science and Innovation. His research has focused on novel uses of electronically derived healthcare data to create insights that improve patient care, with particular attention to patient safety, healthcare quality and operations, and diseases of the acutely ill such as sepsis, pneumonia , healthcare-associated infections, and cardiac arrest. He did his post-graduate clinical training at the Harvard hospitals (Beth Israel Deaconess, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Brigham and Women's); his MPH at the Harvard School of Public Health; his medical school at Baylor College of Medicine; and his undergraduate degree at Rice University.