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Dr. Starren is founding Chief of the Division of Health and Biomedical Informatics, Deputy Director of the Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (NUCATS) and Director of the Feinberg Center for Data Science and Informatics (CDSI). He also leads the doctoral programs in Health and Biomedical Informatics, serves on the university Big Data Taskforce and oversees a variety of informatics, research computing, and data sciences activities.

Dr. Starren’s research focuses on the translation of computer and informatics research into real-world solutions. Dr. Starren has led the EHR integration workgroup of the Electronic Medical Records and Genomics (eMERGE) project, focusing on the integration of genomic data into the EHR to support precision medicine. He is PI of a nine-site consortium integrating patient reported outcomes data into EHRs: EHR Access to Seamless Integration of PROMIS (EASI-PRO).

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Columbia University

… → 1997

MD, Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine

… → 1987

Research interests

  • Bioinformatics
  • Biomedical Ontologies
  • Computational Biology
  • Information Systems
  • Internet Intervention
  • Medical Informatics
  • Post-Graduate Medical Education


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