Josh F. Peterson, MD, MPH, FACMI

Department of Biomedical Informatics
Department of Medicine
2525 West End Ave
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Josh Peterson, MD, MPH, is a Professor of Biomedical Informatics in the School of Medicine at Vanderbilt University.   Dr. Peterson research interests are in precision medicine with a focus on clinical decision support to improve drug safety and efficacy, and the translation of genomic technologies to routine clinical care.   He has led the design and implementation of multiple clinical decision support systems oriented towards geriatric patients, the critically ill, patients with acute and chronic kidney disease, and most recently for patients tested within a large pharmacogenomics implementation - PREDICT.  He currently serves as a principal investigator for 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 NIH sponsored research consortia including, eMERGE where he leads the Coordinating Center and co-Chairs the Outcomes workgroup, and IGNITE where he is principal investigator of the I3P clinical sites recruiting for Genomic Medicine randomized clinical trials.  Dr. Peterson is the founding Program Director for the Masters of Applied Clinical Informatics (MSACI) which trains physicians and other health professionals in the field of Clinical Informatics. 

Dr. Peterson received his M.D. through the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine 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 Masters of Public Health degree at the Harvard School of Public Health.