Tyler is a Healthcare Entrepreneur. Previously he founded Research Avenue, a niche contract research organization that provided outsourced R&D services to life-science and healthcare organizations. In 2016 he was appointed a Canadian Innovation Leader by the Federal Government of Canada and has contributed to innovation policy and passing genetic non-discrimination legislation in Canada. Tyler is a trained epidemiologist who received a PhD (Medicine) from Memorial University of Newfoundland and BSc (Chemistry) from the University of Victoria. He continues to be interested in the intersection of data, human biology and deep compute, and finding opportunities to advance data-driven medicine.