Kevin Johnson, vice chairman of the department of biomedical informatics at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, has been promoted to chair following a national search. The DBMI claims to be the largest of its kind in the country and is home to more than 70 faculty and a number of R&D projects.
“Dr. Johnson is a “triple threat,” the go-to person internationally at the intersection of informatics’ clinical medicine and health services research,” said William Stead, M.D., associate vice chancellor for Health Affairs and Chief Strategy and Information Officer. “He will take the DBMI to the next stage, fully developing our bioinformatics capability while strengthening areas such as consumer personalized medicine tools and evaluation.”