Dr Dhesi Baha Raja is a Public Health Medicine Specialist who is passionate about data science and machine learning. He completed his Masters in Public Health Medicine, Doctorate in Health Informatics and pursued his graduate studies in Exponential Technology at the National Aeronautic Space Administration (NASA) Ames Research Centre, Silicon Valley, California. His vision in Innovation is seen as a great mileage to the healthcare world with the ability to perform and transform R&D into commercial value. One of Dr Dhesi’s key contribution to Malaysia was the Data Managing tool & Health Information Technology Program that organizes birth data, immunization coverage & tracks high risks pregnancies in real time. The technology has been implemented in more than 50 hospitals and 800 health clinics in Malaysia.
Globally, Dr Dhesi won first prize for the Global Impact Competition and obtained a scholarship from Google & ECM Libra to the National Aeronautic & Space Administration (NASA) in Silicon Valley, California.
During his graduate studies, he co-founded AIME (Artificial Intelligence in Medical Epidemiology) that has the capability of identifying deadly outbreaks 3 month in advance & geo-locating them up to 400-meter radius at real time. This invention was selected as the top 5 projects in Silicon Valley, California.
In view of his capabilities in medicine and data science, Dr Dhesi was invited by the Government of Brazil to predict & tackle Dengue and Zika outbreaks during the recent Rio Olympics.
Dr Dhesi was also invited personally by the honourable Chancellor of Germany, Madam Angela Merkel to guide the G20 and the Government of Germany in the field of anti-microbial resistance, and the use of technology to solve global grand challenges in Healthcare. Dr Dhesi is one of the experts that drafted the use of technology to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals for the United Nations in an expert panel meeting in New York & Geneva.
Under his leadership in various organizations, Dr Dhesi was chosen by Forbes International as the Top 40 World Changers, acknowledgement as an exemplary by the Clinton Foundation, Winner of the Pistoia Life Science Innovations Award 2016 by King’s College London, and was even awarded Top 8 Young Health Innovator by Harvard School of Public Health 2017, and MIT Top 10 Innovator Award 2017. Recently he was seen as a leader in health innovations and was awarded as the Top 10 Exceptional Scientist by the United Nations during the recent 2016 UN General Assembly.