About Us


Christian Salazar, MPH, PhD

Co-Founder, Principal Data Scientist 

Christian has always had an interest in science and discovery. He was involved in research at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) and New York University (NYU) for nearly a decade prior to realizing his interest in epidemiology. His involvement in cancer clinical trials and oral health research prompted him to take his career one step further and obtain his MPH at Columbia University. During this time, he managed to co-author on a number of publications and realized the satisfaction that he obtained from making significant scientific contributions. It was then that he decided to enroll in his alma mater one last time, to obtain his PhD.

Following his doctoral training, Christian went on as a postdoctoral fellow at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, collaborating on one of the largest cohort studies of Hispanic/Latinos in the nation. During this time, he also served as an adjunct professor at NYU, where he has taught courses on epidemiology and research methodology to dental/medical students, residents, and other public health practitioners.

Throughout his career, Christian has published in top-tiered scientific journals and has served as a reviewer for many scientific journals. He is familiar with the rigor involved in producing quality research and remains committed to guiding others in the process. He has been contracted with major institutions including NYU Langone Medical Center, Jacobi Hospital, Georgetown University, and Rutgers University, and holds the designated statistical consultant role for the largest postdoctoral dental residency program in the US. 


Michelle Salazar, LCSW

Co-Founder, Administrative Manager

Michelle’s innate desire to nurture and promote growth was what led her to the helping professions. She spent much of her undergraduate years working with vulnerable and disenfranchised populations in the areas of child welfare, hospital work, and suicide prevention. After realizing that a career in social work best aligned with her goals and values, she went on to obtain her MSW from Columbia University.

Michelle spent a number of years as a social worker at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, providing an array of services to individuals infected with HIV/AIDS. During her tenure, she also became involved in efforts outside of direct practice, including teaching and mentoring graduate students and actively participating in committees aimed at improving patient satisfaction. After obtaining her clinical licensure, Michelle joined a group practice providing psychotherapy services to adult individuals, and continued to further her knowledge in various therapeutic modalities through additional postgraduate training.

Her attention to detail, ability to establish relationships with clients, and identify service needs, have all served her well in her career as a social worker as well as her managerial role within Rebel Analytics.