Xan Paxton

Data Scientist

Data Elevates

Xan Paxton is a data scientist and team leader with seven years of experience working with high-level decision-makers in national governments and international non-governmental organizations to answer some of the world’s most complex and urgent public policy questions. His passion is using the latest in machine learning and data mining methods to harness the power of information to drive change in a fast-moving world. He excels in communicating complex concepts across diverse technical domains and cultural boundaries using clear narratives and data visualizations. As a project manager and team leader, he has planned and coordinated multi-million dollar portfolios of research and technical assistance in over a dozen developing countries while managing multi-disciplinary, multi-cultural teams and rapidly changing information needs. He takes pride in delivering robust, reliable, and timely insights to global leaders in the US and around the world.

Prior to joining Data Elevates, Mr. Paxton worked at the World Bank as a member of the Health Financing Global Solutions Group and at the Palladium Group as a Health Scientist.  In both roles, he provided data-driven health policy advice to low and lower-middle-income countries around the world. Mr. Paxton has an MSPH in Health Policy and Management from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a BA in Neuroscience and Mathematics from Vanderbilt University.