Venk Kandadai, MPH

Venk Kandadai, MPH, CHOP CIRP
Associate Fellow

Venk Kandadai, MPH is an Associate Fellow of the Center for Injury Research and Prevention (CIRP) and the Co-founder and CEO of Diagnostic Driving, Inc.  Diagnostic Driving is a CHOP/CIRP spin-out company focused on delivering scientifically-validated technologies to reliably identify dangerous drivers and coach them to be safer on the road.

Prior to running Diagnostic Driving full-time, Venk was a Senior Project Manager at CIRP where he was a core member of the Simulated Driving Assessment (SDA) team. The technology developed by this team is being commercially adapted by Diagnostic Driving for delivery to broader populations.

With nearly ten years experience in translational research, public health evaluation, health communications, and data science, Venk’s research interests include the application of data science, predictive analytics, and statistical techniques to teen driver research, mHealth evaluation, and outcomes research. At CIRP, Venk managed and analyzed data from several teen driver research projects that utilized the SDA developed and validated at CIRP.  While at CIRP, Venk worked on several research projects involving driving simulation and behavior, predictive analytics in driving simulation, the development of cloud-based tools to conduct rapid and rigorous evaluation of mHealth applications, and using novel analytical methods to better evaluate how health information is disseminated across social media platforms. Venk has significant experiences in analyzing large nationally representative datasets, including the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's National Motor Vehicle Crash Causation Survey (NMVCCS), NCI’s Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) and the National Cancer Institute's Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS).

Mr. Kandadai holds undergraduate degrees in Biology and Mathematics, as well as a Master’s in Public Health with a concentration in Biostatistics from Temple University.

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