David Maron is a biostatistician, clinician, and public health leader with 10 years experience leading national data sharing initiatives that promote mental health in Veterans populations. He is the founder of Veterans Affairs Suicide Prevention Innovations (VASPI) and created the first ever synthetic VA suicide dataset and released to the public onData.gov
. David provides analytic, statistical, and study design support on research projects for a variety of medical conditions including hypertension, cancer, kidney disease, HIV, gout, arthritis, chronic pain, TBI, schizophrenia, PTSD and depression. His clinical and research interests include anxiety, PTSD and technology-assisted mental health service delivery and incorporates a wide range of qualitative (i.e. big data analytics, explanatory and predictive modeling) and quantitative (i.e. structured interviews, focus groups) methodologies. As a member of the White House Data Cabinet, David works toward modernizing government at the intersection of data, technology and policy with a focus on leveraging Veterans Affairs partnerships among government, academic, and industry organizations to improve services to Veterans and catalyze solutions for mental health problems facing Veterans and society broadly. He is a doctoral candidate in clinical psychology from Catholic University and he holds a Master’s of Health Science from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.