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About Dan

Founder and Partner of Concord Analytics, LLC

Education

  • Cornell University – BS Biochemistry and Business
  • Georgetown University – MS Physiology and Biophysics
  • University of New Hampshire – MS Data Science & Analytics (expected May 2018)

Leadership and Affiliations 

  • Slackline US – Director of Access Management
  • Slackline US – Board Treasurer
  • Slackline US – Member
  • Slackline New Hampshire – Founder
  • SlackNH – Founder
  • SlackTech – Ambassador Athlete
  • US Hangliding and Paragliding Association Member
  • Dinesh Thakur Health Scholar at the University of New Hampshire

 

Dan Walsh is a healthcare professional, data scientist in training, and adventurer with a love for problem solving, creativity, collaboration, and persistence. Born in Concord, New Hampshire, Dan  grew up with a love for science and the outdoors. After completing his bachelor of science degree with a concentration in biochemistry and minor in business at Cornell University,  Dan was an orthopedic research specialist at the University of California at Davis Medical Center  in Sacramento, CA before moving on to complete a masters in physiology and biophysics at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C..

After graduating, Dan founded the New Hampshire Med Bank, New Hampshire’s only charitable pharmacy that collects unused, unexpired medications and dispenses them to low income NH patients who cannot afford their medications. Over $300,000 worth of medications which would have otherwise been incinerated were placed in the hands of patients because of the team of pharmacists and technicians that Dan coordinated and led.

After 4 years of leading the New Hampshire Med Bank along with other healthcare projects in the state, Dan made a drastic long term career decision. While working in medical research and non-profit healthcare over the years, Dan’s ultimate goal was to pursue medicine and he was accepted to Tulane University School of Medicine class of 2020 in 2016. Despite his admiration for the Tulane program,  Dan’s experience within healthcare made him realize that his personal values and interests were no longer aligned and committed to the great path of medicine.

Dan was instead called to the opportunities within data science and analytics with a focus on healthcare issues. Dan is currently working on his second masters degree in data science and analytics at the University of New Hampshire and will complete his degree in May 2018.

In his other life, also called his slacklife, Dan is a seasoned slackliner, rock climber and adventurer. Dan’s passion for slacklining began on a small slackline in a local climbing gym in 2013. Since then, Dan has vigorously pursued slacklining. He is an ambassador athlete for SlackTech, a leading slackline equipment company in the US and is the Treasurer and an Executive Board Member for Slackline U.S., the leading U.S. Slackline organization which works nationally to improve access, knowledge, and conservation efforts for slackliners. Additionally, Dan publishes the annual Slackline Accident and Injury Reports for the International Slackline Association (ISA). Dan has a particular interest in rigging practices for highlines, spacenet rigging and construction, and giant rope swings. Locally, Dan founded and coordinated New England Balance Festival, a weekend-long slackline, yoga, tree climbing, and camping festival, along with the Slackline New Hampshire group.