William D. Paiva, PhD, is Executive Director of the Center for Health Systems Innovation (CHSI). The Center is focused on transforming rural and Native America health through the implementation of innovative care delivery and IT solutions. Within CHSI, the Institute for Predictive Medicine is applying advanced analytics to the largest health care database which includes clinical information for over 63 million patients covering 16 years. Prior to joining Oklahoma State University, Dr. Paiva was for over 20 years in the venture capital industry, management consulting, and investment banking industries. Dr. Paiva holds a Ph.D. in molecular biology from the University of Oklahoma and an MBA from Dartmouth College.