Ariel Carmeli
Harvard Business School

Ariel Carmeli

Ariel Carmeli is a second year MBA student at Harvard Business School.

He is passionate about bringing together business and data science to empower people to advocate for their own health, improve medical knowledge with every patient experience, and eliminate disparities in health outcomes. Ariel has 7 years’ experience helping fight cancer – focused on R&D strategy and organization, clinical research, data sharing, and prevention – previously as Engagement Manager at McKinsey and Senior Director of Partnerships at Biden Cancer Initiative, and currently as a bioinformatics researcher in Dr. Nikhil Wagle’s lab at Dana Farber Cancer Institute and at Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard’s Count Me In. During graduate school he served as Chief of Staff at Detect, a startup and developer of at-home PCR-quality diagnostic tests for SARS-CoV-2. Ariel volunteers as an Advisor for The Takeoff Institute, an organization empowering Black undergraduate students to launch successful professional careers. Ariel holds a B.A. in Mathematics from Cornell University with Phi Beta Kappa Honors and an M.B.I. (Master of Biomedical Informatics) from Harvard Medical School. Ariel enjoys music festivals, volleyball, and cooking, and his favorite cities are New York, Tel Aviv, Berlin, Bangkok, and Buenos Aires.

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