Layth M Qassem, PharmD

MS Student, Applied Clinical Informatics

Fall 2023 - Spring 2025

I am a PharmD graduate currently expanding my education in the intersection of health and technology, specifically in the field of AI applications in healthcare. My goal is to intricately understand the nuances of clinical settings and machine learning, and to innovate in a way that ultimately results in better patient outcomes. 

I chose to pursue my postdoctoral master’s degree in Applied Clinical Informatics at Vanderbilt due to the institution's openness and acceptance of my goals. Vanderbilt's environment allows me to expand my knowledge and delve deeper into my interests. I have already started working on a research project with a faculty member, focusing on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR). This work is promising as it can potentially speed up the process of determining the best treatment strategy for a patient, leading to better patient outcomes and helping in the fight against AMR.