Josh Peterson, MD, MPH, FACMI

Biomedical Informatics
Center for Precision Medicine

Josh Peterson, MD, MPH is Professor with appointments in the Departments of Biomedical Informatics and Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), and an internist with an active primary care practice.  In addition, he serves as Director of the Center for Precision Medicine at VUMC. Dr. Peterson’s research interests are in precision medicine with a focus on translating genomic technologies to routine clinical care.  Over his 20-year career in clinical informatics, he has led the design and implementation of clinical decision support systems to improve drug safety.  Currently, he leads implementation of one of the largest pharmacogenomics implementations in the US –  PREDICT.  He serves as a principle investigator for an NIH funded project to simulate the clinical impact and cost-effectiveness of sequencing large populations over their lifetime.   He also leads two NIH-sponsored genomic medicine consortia: eMERGE (Electronic Medical Records and Genomics) where he is principle investigator of the Coordinating Center and co-Chair of the Outcomes Workgroup and IGNITE 2 where he serves as principle investigator for the VUMC site. 

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