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Paul Wicks, Ph.D., is an independent consultant who helps life sciences companies generate evidence, revenue, and awareness. Clients include pharma (Astrazeneca, Compass Pathways), applied AI (Ada Health, Kheiron Medical), digital therapeutics (Constant Therapy, Happify, Woebot, Zemedy), investor due diligence (Endava), data-driven communities (HealthUnlocked, Sano Genetics), and research institutions (Wellcome Trust, University of Cambridge). Prior to consulting, for 13 years he led innovation at PatientsLikeMe, an online community for over 750,000 people living with medical conditions. Paul has over 165 peer-reviewed publications including an observational trial of lithium in ALS, numerous patient-reported outcome (PRO) measures, a “dose-response” curve for the benefits of friendship, and applied AI in medical triage and mental health. He sits on the editorial boards of the BMJ, BMC Medicine, JMIR, Digital Biomarkers and The Patient. His Ph.D. at the Institute of Psychiatry (King’s College London) explored cognition and neuroimaging in ALS, with a postdoc in psychological consequences of Parkinson’s disease. His work has been profiled by the BBC, NPR, CNN, BBC Radio 4, the Wall Street Journal, and the New York Times. In 2011 he was awarded MIT Technology Review’s TR35 “Humanitarian of the Year” award, recognized as a TED Fellow in 2012, and joined the inaugural FLIER Program at the Academy of Medical Sciences in 2019.