Full Name
Sweta Ladwa
Job Title
Chief, Scientific Solutions Delivery Branch, ITAC
Speaker Bio
Sweta Ladwa, MPH, PMP
Chief, Scientific Solutions Delivery Branch, Information Technology and Applications Center (ITAC)
National Heart, Lung, Blood, and Sleep Institute (NHLBI), NIH

Mrs. Sweta Ladwa serves as Chief of the Scientific Solutions Delivery Branch at the Information Technology and Applications Center (ITAC) within the Office of Management at NHLBI within the NIH. She leads data science solutions delivery, product development, and data management for NHLBI’s cloud-based data science ecosystem, BioData Catalyst, where Heart, Lung, Blood, and Sleep (HLBS) researchers can go to find, search, access, share, store, and compute on petabytes of large-scale data sets. The NHLBI BioData Catalyst Ecosystem serves as a novel data science resource where users from a variety of disciplines and levels can perform various operations and access multi-modal, scientific data to make significant strides in research and scientific discovery.

Mrs. Ladwa supports enabling interoperable data access across various NIH cloud data ecosystems as part of the Steering Committee for the NIH Office of Data Science Strategy’s (ODSS) Cloud Platform Interoperability (NCPI) program. She also contributes her expertise to trans-NIH efforts, including the trans-NIH Researching COVID to Enhance Recovery (RECOVER) program and the NIH FHIR Working Group.

Prior to joining the NHLBI team, Mrs. Ladwa served as a consultant to various agencies within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) including the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), The National Cancer Institute (NIH/NCI), and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC). She led numerous efforts relating to Health Information Technology, Epidemiology, and Big Data in areas such as data aggregation, coordination, and visualization for rare and common cancers, development of FHIR Implementation Specifications for PCOR and other use cases and curating de-novo and de-facto standards for biomedical research.

Mrs. Ladwa earned her master’s degree in Public Health, with a focus in Epidemiology and Biostatistics, from The George Washington University, and her bachelor’s degree in Biology and Chemistry from Virginia Commonwealth University.
Sweta Ladwa