David Hale is an emerging technology and social media evangelist at the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM), National Institutes of Health.
Mr. Hale is the project manager of Pillbox (pillbox.nlm.nih.gov), an NLM/FDA patient-safety initiative which mashes federal pharmaceutical data sets and high-resolution images of solid-dosage medications, utilizing imaging techniques developed by the Pillbox team. The entire project (images, data, imaging standards, software, and graphic assets) will be placed in the public domain.
He is also project lead for SemanticTwitter, which focuses on semantic and natural language processing of H1N1-related Twitter posts for biosurveillance, determination of public sentiment, and targeted information dissemination.
Mr. Hale’s background is in physical science, as well as photography and digital content creation.