Rachel Lea Ballantyne Draelos


I am an 8th year M.D. and Computer Science Ph.D. candidate in the Duke Medical Scientist Training Program. In April 2021 I completed my Ph.D. in Lawrence Carin's research group. My research focuses on machine learning methods development for medical data. My clinical interest is medical genetics, especially rare and undiagnosed diseases. I am currently in my last year of medical school. I have an M.S. in Computer Science from Duke University and a B.A. in Biological Sciences from Cornell University.


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Curriculum Vitae

Here is a copy of my CV, last updated in July 2021.

Thesis Committee


In addition to computer science and medicine, I enjoy writing, biking, and playing piano.


Glass Box: Machine Learning and Medicine

Contact Information

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