Harsha Rajasimha

Dr. Rajasimha is the founder and CEO of the decentralized clinical trials software company, Jeeva Informatics Solutions, based in Virginia. He is a precision medicine data scientist-turned social entrepreneur on a mission to accelerate human-centric clinical research through technology innovation and global advocacy. He is the founder and chairman of the humanitarian non-profit Indo US Organization for Rare Diseases. Earlier, he served as cofounder and co-chair of the Organization for Rare Diseases in India from 2013 - 2019. He is academically affiliated as a faculty in the School of Systems Biology at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA since 2012.

Dr. Rajasimha has over a decade of experience working on various interdisciplinary projects involving genomics and big data as a consultant for clients including National Cancer Institute, National Eye Institute, Georgetown University, and Genome International Corporation. His research has focused on the genomics and systems biology of diseases including cancer, infectious diseases, neuro-muscular diseases, and retinal degenerative diseases. He completed his M.S. in Computer Science and Ph.D. in Genetics, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology at Virginia Tech, where he developed and applied reusable simulation models of mitochondrial DNA heteroplasmy dynamics to study various diseases.

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