Longtime Apple health researcher leaves for Gates Foundation role

Dr. Andrew Trister, a pioneer in the Apple Health team has left Apple to begin a new role in the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Dr. Trister signed up on Apple in 2016 and was among the first to work on Apple Health. As per CNBC, Trister will be expanding the Gates Foundation’s foray into health technology as the company’s digital health innovation deputy director.

Along the health industry, reports have mentioned that Apple and groups Evidation and Eli Lilly have partnered up in finding out whether consumer devices such as the iPhone and Apple Watch could be used to detect early symptoms of dementia. This is the first time that Eli Lilly and Apple have been linked together for health research purposes.

Health is one of Apple’s focus over the previous years. Tim Cook, CEO has stated that the company’s greatest contribution will be one that’s health-related.

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