Bradley Malin, PhD

Accenture Professor
Department of Biomedical Informatics
Vice Chair for Research Affairs
Department of Biomedical Informatics
Affiliated Faculty
Center for Biomedical Ethics & Society
Accenture Professor
Department of Biostatistics
Accenture Professor
Computer Science at Vanderbilt
Office Address
2525 West End Ave
Room / Suite
Nashville, TN

Bradley Malin, Ph.D. is the Accenture Professor of Biomedical Informatics, Biostatistics, and Computer Science, as well as Vice Chair for Research Affairs in the Department of Biomedical Informatics.  His research is funded through grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF), National Institutes of Health (NIH), and Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI).  His research is on the development of technologies to enable artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML) in the context of organizational, political, and health information architectures. He has made specific contributions in a number of areas, including distributed data processing methods for medical record linkage and predictive modeling, intelligent auditing technologies to protect electronic medical records from misuse in the context of primary care, and algorithms to formally anonymize patient information disseminated for secondary research purposes. His investigations on the empirical risks to health information re-identification have been cited by the Federal Trade Commission in the Federal Register and certain privacy enhancing technologies he developed have been featured in popular media outlets and blogs, including Nature News, Scientific American, and Wired magazine.

He co-directs the AI Discovery and Vigilance to Accelerate Innovation and Clinical Excellence (ADVANCE) Center. He is also the co-director of the Center for Genetic Privacy and Identity in Community Settings (GetPreCiSe) - an NIH Center of Excellence on Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications Research (CEER), the Ethics Core of the NIH Bridge2AI program, and the Infrastructure Core of the NIH Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning Consortium to Advance Health Equity and Researcher Diversity (AIM-AHEAD). In addition, he serves as the co-chair of the Committee on Access, Privacy, and Security (CAPS) of the All of Us Research Program of the U.S. Precision Medicine Initiative, an appointed member of the Technical Anonymisation Group of the European Medicines Agency, and an appointed member of the Board of Scientific Counselors of the National Center for Health Statistics of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

He is an elected fellow of the National Academy of Medicine (NAM), the American College of Medical Informatics (ACMI), the International Academy of Health Sciences Informatics (IAHSI), the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE), and the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).  In addition, he was honored as a recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) from the White House.

Dr. Malin completed his education at Carnegie Mellon University, where he received a bachelor's in biological sciences, a master's in machine learning, a master's in public policy and management, and a doctorate in computer science (with a focus on databases and software systems).

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