Josh F. Peterson, MD

Biomedical Informatics
2525 West End Ave, Suite 1500

Josh Peterson, MD, MPH, is a Professor of Biomedical Informatics and Medicine in the School of Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and a Fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics.   Dr. Peterson received his M.D. through the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (VUMC) in 1997 and completed an Internal Medicine residency at Duke University Medical Center, a fellowship in General Internal Medicine at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and a Master of Public Health degree at the Harvard School of Public Health.  Dr. Peterson’s research interests are in precision medicine with a focus on developing systems of care to improve drug safety and efficacy and the translation of genomic technologies to routine practice.   He serves as the Director for the Center for Precision Medicine at VUMC where he develops systems of care to translate genomic technologies to routine practice.  He currently serves as a principal investigator for RISE, an NIH funded project to simulate the clinical impact and cost-effectiveness of performing sequencing across large populations over their lifetime.   He is also active within a variety of NHGRI sponsored research consortia including eMERGE where he leads the Coordinating Center, and IGNITE Network where he is principal investigator of the I3P Clinical Site and serves as Network Chair.  In these capacities, he is conducting cohort studies and randomized clinical trials to test novel genomic medicine interventions.  Dr. Peterson was also the founding Program Director for the Master of Applied Clinical Informatics (MSACI) which trains physicians and other health professionals in the field of Clinical Informatics, and currently serves as Program Director for the Vanderbilt Genomic Medicine training program.