Robert Cronin, MD

Assistant Professor
Department of Biomedical Informatics
Assistant Professor
Department of Pediatrics
Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine
2525 West End Aveune
Room / Suite
Nashville, TN

Rob Cronin, M.D., M.S. is an Assistant Professor of Biomedical Informatics, Internal Medicine, and Pediatrics in the School of Medicine at Vanderbilt University. His long-term career goal of being internationally recognized as a physician scientist with expertise in informatics applications to engage and activate patients in research and to advance their care. His main research interest is in consumer informatics and patient engagement. His current focus is on developing and evaluating evidence based patient-driven tools to improve care in sickle cell disease, developing and testing patient-centered instruments to obtain information that supplements precision medicine, and developing the skill set of co-managing a chronic disease with a specialist (and patients and families) as a Med-Peds trained physician, in particular sickle cell disease.


Dr. Cronin received his M.D. from The Ohio State University. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and went on to complete an NLM fellowship in Biomedical Informatics at Vanderbilt University.




 M.S., Biomedical Informatics, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, 2015

 Internal Medicine/Pediatrics Residency, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, 2013

 M.D., The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 2009

 M.Eng. Computer Science, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 2002

 B.S. Computer Science, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 2001


Research Interests:


Personal Health Informatics



Patient Empowerment and Engagement



Patient Centered Research



Survey Methodology



Precision Medicine



Sickle Cell Disease



Risk Modeling