AMIA 2020 Informatics Summit Year in Review Plenary Sessions

Translational Bioinformatics and Data Science Year in Review

Tuesday, March 24, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. EDT

In addition to presenting the best and brightest of 2019’s published translational bioinformatics papers, Dr. Tatonetti will be reviewing the published research on the current pandemic, COVID-19. The presentation will focus on coronavirus papers that will be of greatest interest to the informatics community, i.e. data-driven, methods-oriented, and/or modeling-based.


Nicholas Tatonetti, PhD

Associate Professor, Biomedical Informatics, Columbia University; Director of Clinical Informatics, Institute for Genomic Medicine, Columbia University


Dr. Nicholas Tatonetti is associate professor of biomedical informatics in the departments of Biomedical Informatics, Systems Biology, and Medicine and is Director of Clinical Informatics at the Institute for Genomic Medicine at Columbia University. He received his PhD from Stanford University where he focused on the development of novel statistical and computational methods for observational data mining. He applied these methods to drug safety surveillance and the discovery of dangerous drug-drug interactions. His lab at Columbia is focused on expanding upon his previous work in detecting, explaining, and validating drug effects and drug interactions from large-scale observational data. Widely published in both clinical and bioinformatics, Dr. Tatonetti is passionate about the integration of hospital data (stored in the electronic health records) and high-dimensional biological data (captured using next-generation sequencing, high-throughput screening, and other "omics" technologies). Dr. Tatonetti has been featured by the New York Times, Genome Web, and Science Careers. His work has been picked up by the mainstream and scientific media and generated thousands of news articles.