Edgar De Leon
Edgar De Leon Lean Intern, MemorialCare Health System
University of Southern California, 2016, B.S. Industrial and Systems Engineering
Biography

“The NAE Grand Challenges Scholar program provided me with a framework to explore some of the toughest problems facing humanity. I participated in research aimed at understanding the unintended and undesired consequences of health information technology as part of the hands-on component. I also complemented my industrial & systems engineering coursework with minors in business finance and occupational science as part of the interdisciplinary component. Now that I have graduated, I am pursuing a career in health systems engineering to help make healthcare more efficient and improve the quality of care that patients receive. As a Grand Challenges Scholar, the most invaluable lesson that I have learned is that collaborating with engineers and leaders from other disciplines will be critical towards solving the grand challenges.”