Bradley Malin, PhD

Accenture Professor of Biomedical Informatics, Biostatistics, and Computer Science
Vice Chair for Research Affairs
Department of Biomedical Informatics
Affiliated Faculty
Center for Biomedical Ethics & Society
Office Address
2525 West End Ave
Room / Suite
1030
Nashville, TN
615-343-9096
Fax
615-322-0502

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 Health Data Science (HEADS) Center, the Center for Genetic Privacy and Identity in Community Settings (GetPreCiSe) - an NIH Center of Excellence on Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications Research (CEER) - 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), and the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE).  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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