i2b2: Informatics for Integrating Biology & the Bedside - A National Center for Biomedical Computing
About Us Structure


Isaac S. Kohane, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School (HMS); Henderson Professor of Health Sciences and Technology, Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology; Director, Countway Library of Medicine, HMS; Co-Director, Center for Biomedical Informatics, HMS.

Executive Director:

Susanne E. Churchill, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Research, Emerita, HMS; Partners HealthCare.

Program Administrator:

Barbara Mawn, Partners HealthCare.

Core Leaders:

Core 1 (Science):  Isaac S. Kohane, M.D., Ph.D.

Core 2 (Driving Biology Projects):  

DBP 1 Autoimmune and cardiovascular diseases: insight into inflammatory pathways: Robert Plenge, M.D., Ph.D, Assistant Professor of Neurology, HMS/BWH.

DBP 2 Diabetes and cardiovascular disease: insoight into inflammatory pathways: Stanley Shaw, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Medicine, HMS/MGH and

Core 3 (Infrastructure):  Shawn Murphy, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Neurology, HMS/MGH; Medical Director, Research Computing, Partners HealthCare.

Core 4 (Education):  Susanne Churchill, Ph.D.

Core 5 (Dissemination):  Christopher Botka, Director of Research IT Services, HMS.

Core 6:  (Administration) Susanne Churchill, Ph.D.  

External Advisory Committee:

Chair:  Dan Masys, M.D., Affiliate Professor, Biomedical and Health Informatics, University of Washington School of Medicine


  • Elmer Bernstam, M.D., M.S.E, Professor of Biomedical Informatics and Internal Medicine, Univeristy of Texas Health Sciences, Houston.
  • Lisa Cannon-Albright, Ph.D., Professor of Bioinformatics, University of Utah School of Medicine.
  • Valerie Florance, Ph.D., Director, Extramural Programs, NLM, NIH.
  • George Hripcsak, M.D., M.S., Professor and Chair, Biomedical Informatics, Columbia University.
  • Erik Perakslis, Ph.D., Vice President, Research and Development IT, Johnson and Johnson.
  • Peter Tarczy-Hornoch, M.D., Professor and Head, Division of Biomedical and Health Informatics; Professor of Pediatrics; Director of Clinical Informatics Research for U. Washington Medicine InformationTechnology Services; Director of the Biomedical Informatics Core of the Northwest Institute for Translational Health Sciences (CGSA).

** Please see Contact Us (https://www.i2b2.org/about/contact.html) for contact info or call 617-525-4467. **






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