Peter DeWan received his doctorate in sociology from Harvard University in 2008, after attending Columbia University and the University of Kansas as an undergraduate. He worked as a New York City high school teacher, a technology consultant and a construction supervisor during those years. After completing his doctorate, Dr. DeWan was a fellow at the Harvard Institute for Quantitative Social Science and a researcher at the MIT Media Lab. Along with Nicholas Christakis, he founded Activate Networks, a firm that used social network analysis to facilitate behavioral changes for healthcare providers and restructure organizations to improve performance. After the company was sold, he was Vice President for Research and Development at Decision Resources where he continued work on physician networks. He lived several years in Tanzania before returning to the US in 2020, chased by the pandemic. He is currently a principal at 88 Analytics, where he uses data science techniques and AI primarily for healthcare research. Dr. DeWan is also a non-resident fellow at the Brookings Institution where he was a member of the Workforce of the Future Initiative, where he has focused on developing network methods to analyze labor markets and industrial development.