About Me

My name is Frank Farach, and I am a consultant at Slalom Consulting in the greater Seattle, Washington area. I love helping people and organizations use data to understand and solve meaningful problems, particularly in the healthcare and life sciences industries.

I have long enjoyed programming in functional languages. I’ve been using R for statistical analysis since 2004, and am the author of npi, an R package for accessing the U.S. National Provider Identifier Registry. More recently, I’ve been learning Haskell, a pure functional language based on beautiful abstractions.

Before I became a full-time consultant, I served as a staff scientist, product manager, and program manager at Prometheus Research, an IQVIA business, a Connecticut-based informatics company that develops open-source clinical data registry solutions for biomedical researchers, healthcare providers, and professional medical societies.

Prior to my career in industry, I was a research scientist and postdoc at the University of Washington, a psycholgy intern providing full-time mental and behavioral healthcare in the Veterans Health Administration, and a graduate student in clinical psychology at Yale University, where I received a Ph.D. in 2010. For more information about my academic work, please see my CV and publications. For more detail about my professional work and credentials, please visit my LinkedIn page.

The views and opinions expressed on this blog are my own and do not represent the views or opinions of my employer.