Programs and Initiatives
Agile Metabolic Health:
Transforming health data collection, research, and care
The project: Led by Ida Sim, MD, PhD, co-director of the Joint Program in Computational Precision Health (CPH), and Fernando Pérez, PhD, incoming faculty director of the Berkeley Institute for Data Science (BIDS), Agile Metabolic Health is using the power of open science to transform collection and interpretation of health data in the treatment of metabolic disorders. More than 38 million Americans have diabetes, with African Americans and other people of color disproportionately affected. The inaugural effort of Open Platforms for Powering Science and Society initiative at the UC Berkeley College of Computing, Data Science, and Society, Agile Metabolic Health will pilot a new approach to the development of algorithms and clinical decision support using data from wearable devices, such as blood pressure cuffs and continuous glucose monitoring, to be deployed first at UCSF’s General Internal Medicine, Diabetes, and Weight Management clinics.
The approach: Data from wearables and algorithms used to interpret them are generally closely guarded by device makers and siloed by disease. By contrast, Agile Metabolic Health will be powered by JupyterHealth – a groundbreaking, open platform that facilitates the secure collection of health data from sensors and medical records, and supports the development, sharing and testing of digital biomarker algorithms for clinical use. JupyterHealth will bring the Project Jupyter ethos – open source software, shareable notebooks and code to support reproducibility, and vendor-agnostic infrastructure – to enable new research collaborations for public benefit and transform health algorithm development. The platform will also allow patients and physicians new ways to personalize diabetes management, providing real-time insights into blood sugar fluctuations. Initially focused on metabolic disorders, JupyterHealth aims to expand to enable data collection, development, and testing of algorithms across various conditions, revolutionizing data-driven care for the patients with multiple chronic diseases who constitute nearly 40% of the U.S. population.
Agile Metabolic Health is made possible by an anonymous philanthropic investment from a visionary donor.
Director, Agile Metabolic Health
UC Berkeley & UCSF
Physician-scientist, UCSF Hospital Medicine
Associate Professor, UCSF
Co-founder, The Commons Project
Assistant Professor, Duke University Big IDEAs Lab
Endocrinologist, UCSF Diabetes Center
Agile Metabolic Health in the News
December 6, 2023 | CDSS News