James Coates, PhD

Dr. Coates leads the Health & Human Services portfolio at Decisive Point. Previously, Dr. Coates was at Bain Capital Life Sciences and a fellow at Harvard Medical School. He’s worked with small & medium-sized biotech companies on a wide range of clinical challenges, including trial design and execution. Dr. Coates graduated from McGill University in Chemical & Biomedical Engineering, received an MSc in Nuclear Medicine & Medical Oncology (with honors) from the University of Oxford, and then a PhD in Drug Discovery also from Oxford. Dr. Coates has published over two dozen peer-reviewed manuscripts and three book chapters that span machine learning, telemetry, and drug discovery.

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