Secondary Faculty

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  • Irene Feurer

    Director of Quantitative Services, Vanderbilt Transplant Center
    Research Professor of Surgery and Biostatistics

    PhD, Education, University of Pennsylvania

  • Paul Harris

    Professor of Biomedical Informatics, Biomedical Engineering, and Biostatistics
    Director, VUMC Office of Research Informatics
    Vice President for Research Informatics
    Vanderbilt University Medical Center

    PhD, Biomedical Engineering, Vanderbilt University

    Creator of REDCap, ResearchMatch, and other investigative tools.

    Honors include: FACMI, FAHSI, and FAIMBE (elected 2023)

    Paul Harris named Vice President for Research Informatics (VUMC Reporter, June 27, 2023)

  • Yang Liu

    Research Assistant Professor of Medicine and Biostatistics
    Division of Allergy, Pulmonary, and Critical Care Medicine

    PhD, Genetic Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of Southern California

  • Bradley Malin

    Accenture Professor of Biomedical Informatics, Biostatistics & Computer Science
    Vice Chair for Research Affairs, Department of Biomedical Informatics
    Affiliated Faculty, Center for Biomedical Ethics & Society
    Director, Health Information Privacy Laboratory
    Co-director, PhD Program in Big Biomedical Data Science
    Co-director, Center for Genetic Privacy & Identity in Community Settings
    Co-director, Health Data Science Center
    Co-director, ADVANCE (AI Discovery & Vigilance to Accelerate Innovation & Clinical Excellence) Center

    PhD, Societal Computing, Carnegie Mellon University


    Health Information Privacy Laboratory page


  • Michael E. Matheny

    Associate Professor of Biomedical Informatics, Medicine, and Biostatistics
    Director, Center for Improving the Public's Health through Informatics (CIPHI)
    Associate Director, Advanced Fellowship in Medical Informatics
    VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare System

    MD, University of Kentucky • MPH, Harvard University

    About CIPHI

    Honors include: Fellow, American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA, 2022)

  • Jacquelyn "Jackie" Pennings

    Research Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Biostatistics

    PhD, Experimental Psychology, Texas Christian University

    Accredited Professional Statistician, American Statistical Association

    Research interests include: development, validation, and use of patient reported outcome measures, particularly after orthopaedic surgery; development and use of longitudinal registries to track patient reported outcomes over time; effects of acute and chronic opioid use on patient outcomes; relationship between physical and mental health outcomes

    Honors include: Vanderbilt Orthopedic Surgery Annual Research Award (2023)

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  • Peter F. Rebeiro

    Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases & Epidemiology
    Director of Graduate Studies, Epidemiology PhD Program
    Associate Professor of Biostatistics

    PhD, Epidemiology (Methods), Johns Hopkins University • MHS, Biostatistics, Johns Hopkins University

    Winner of the 2021 Division of Epidemiology Teaching Award


  • Vikram Tiwari

    Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, Biomedical Informatics, and Biostatistics
    Senior Director, Surgical Business Analytics

    PhD, Operations Management and Decision Sciences, Indiana University

  • Pingsheng Wu

    Research Professor of Medicine and Biostatistics

    PhD, Crop Science, University of Kentucky • MS, Statistics, University of Kentucky