Bernard Brooks attended the University of Maryland Baltimore County and Stony Brook University where he graduated with a BS in Psychology/Pre-Optometry. His career took a few turns before landing into training physicians on Allscripts OR Management, McKesson Horizon series, PACs Radiology for over 15 years. Bernard then became an instructional designer for creating online e-learning modules for clinicians when that became a medium of education. This was his first step into the technical programming, designing, and development world.
Following the HITECH and ARRA Acts of Congress in 2009/2010, there was a need for technical knowledge in the healthcare space to handle data-intensive projects. Bernard taught himself SQL to respond to this call as this was a natural evolution for his clinical/technical skills. That is what led him to his current work within AI and Data Science, and all that it has to offer the healthcare framework. He is very optimistic and excited about the promise that AI brings to medicine.