Basil is a data scientist for the Immigrant Health research program at IPL. He works with other IPL staff and health researchers and is responsible for organizing, creating, managing, and updating datasets related to immigrant health outcomes. He also works closely with faculty and staff to develop research designs, conduct analyses, and assist the work of postdocs and graduate students. He is particularly interested in studying and understanding the effects that immigration policies have on the lives of immigrants across the United States.
He received undergraduate degrees in Statistical Science and International Comparative Studies from Duke University, as well as his MS in Statistics for Social Science Research from NYU. He has previously worked as a data scientist and management consultant, a basketball analytics data scientist, and a research associate focused on science and technology policy. As a son of Egyptian immigrants, Basil is passionate about the work IPL does to improve the lives and health outcomes of immigrants and refugees.