Michael E. Matheny, MD, MS, MPH

Co-Director
Center for Improving the Public’s Health through Informatics
Associate Director, Advanced Fellowship in Medical Informatics
TVHS Veterans Affairs
Associate Professor
Department of Biomedical Informatics
Associate Professor
Department of Medicine
Associate Professor
Department of Biostatistics

Dr. Michael Matheny is the Co-Director for the Center for Improving the Publics’ Health with Informatics and Associate Professor in the Departments of Biomedical Informatics, Medicine, and Biostatistics, Vanderbilt University Medical Center.  He is also a part-time primary care physician, physician scientist, board certified in internal medicine and clinical informatics, and Associate Director of HSR&D VINCI at the Tennessee Valley Healthcare System VA, Nashville, TN.  He is an elected fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics and elected member of the American Society of Clinical Investigation.  He received MD from the University of Kentucky, an MS in Informatics from Massachusetts Institution of Technology, and an MPH from Harvard University.  

Dr. Matheny’s work has focused on developing and adapting signal detection and machine learning methods for post-marketing medical device surveillance and for probabilistic phenotyping, natural language processing, and risk prediction modeling primarily among patients with acute kidney injury.  Dr. Matheny has successfully competed for extramural funding as a single or multiple principal investigator from the Department of Veterans Affairs Health Services Research and Development, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, and the NIH National Heart Lung and Blood Institute as well as Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.  Dr. Matheny’s work has resulted in notable peer-reviewed manuscripts, including articles in New England Journal of Medicine, Archives of Internal Medicine, Journal of the American Medical Association, Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, and Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association.