Paul Harris, PhD, FACMI, FIAHSI

Department of Biomedical Informatics
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Department of Biostatistics
Vice President for Research Informatics
VUMC Office of Research Informatics
2525 West End Avenue
Nashville, TN

Paul Harris, PhD, is professor of biomedical informatics and biomedical engineering with extensive experience working in the field of clinical and translational research informatics. He serves as Vice President for Research Informatics and director of the Vanderbilt University Medical Center Office of Research Informatics. He is very active in the NIH Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) informatics community. In addition to supporting the Vanderbilt University research enterprise, Dr. Harris devised and created REDCap (, a data collection platform that has seen widespread adoption by more than 3600 institutional partners and over 1 million end-users across 131 countries. He also created and runs a national program ( designed to match individuals wishing to volunteer for studies and researchers recruiting patients for studies and trials.  ResearchMatch is serving approximately 150,000 research volunteers and 165 research institutions.  He has extensive experience teaching principles and applied methods for research data management in the form of short courses, symposia, and MOOC format).