AMIA 2020 Informatics Summit Year in Review Plenary Sessions

Translational Bioinformatics and Data Science Year in Review

Tuesday, March 24, 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

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.

Clinical Research Informatics and Informatics Implementation Year in Review

Wednesday, March 25, 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Peter J. Embi, MD, MS, FACMI, FAMIA

President & CEO, Regenstrief Institute, Inc.; Sam Regenstrief Professor of Medicine, Associate Dean for Informatics & Health Services Research, IU School of Medicine; Associate Director of Informatics, Indiana CTSI; Vice-President for Learning Health Systems, IU Health


Dr. Embi is an internationally recognized researcher and educator in the field of clinical research informatics, with numerous publications and presentations describing his innovations in the field. Dr. Embi assumed leadership of the Regenstrief Institute and his roles at Indiana University in 2016. He previously served in various leadership positions at The Ohio State University, including Interim Chair of Biomedical Informatics, Informatics Director of the OSU Center for Clinical and Translational Science, and Chief Research Information Officer at the OSU Wexner Medical Center. Prior to that, he was faculty at the University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center where he was the founding director of the UC Center for Health Informatics. Dr. Embi is a Fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics.