Dr. Pearlman received his BSEE from the Georgia Institute of Technology. His graduate work took place at Yale University where he earned an MS, MPhil, and PhD, all in Electrical Engineering. He has conducted research in the Georgia Tech Biomedical Engineering Department, Georgia Tech Research Institute, Yale Medical School, and University Medical Center Utrecht. His focus was biomedical image analysis, with emphasis on development, evaluation, and application of pathology-driven/clinically-applicable computer aided diagnosis and treatment planning techniques with additional focus on low-cost modalities. After years in basic and translational research, Dr. Pearlman transitioned to the fields of science policy and diplomacy, obtaining a prestigious AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellowship. He is currently a Science Policy Advisor at the United States National Cancer Institute’s Center for Global Health, where he coordinates global cancer research funding opportunities and engages in cancer control planning activities in the Asia and Pacific regions.