Certainly! It is extremely commonplace for data scientists working in healthcare to come from an entirely different background. Health Data Science is an expansive field encompassing not only pharmaceutical and biotech R&D, but also health economics, outcomes research, hospital operations, health IT, personalized medicine, wearable devices, health insurance, and other areas in digital health. Accordingly, backgrounds in mathematics, statistics, computer science, engineering, physical science, and social science are appreciated. While some positions may require domain expertise in biology, the vast majority of positions require the same data science skill set that is applicable to many different industries.