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[Comment] Reimagining population health as convergence science

Convergence science is a transdisciplinary approach for framing research questions. A 2016 report from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) described convergence science as “an approach to problem solving that integrates expertise from life sciences with physical, mathematical, and computational sciences as well as engineering to form comprehensive frameworks that merge areas of knowledge from multiple fields to address specific challenges”.1 The report examined four priority areas in which convergence strategies, applied systematically, can impact biomedicine: cancer; infection and immunity; brain disorders and injuries; and heart disease, diabetes, and inherited genetic disease.