Jiang Bian, Ph.D., has been named UF Health chief data scientist, with a goal of aiding researchers as they move into a new frontier of using biomedical informatics to improve health care policy and practice.
Bian will develop and support data scientists across data types and diseases, help improve research infrastructure, and expand data science and translational science research endeavors. He will also work to develop a hub for computational health sciences with other stakeholders to advance data science and artificial intelligence research.
Bian, who will also remain professor and director of cancer informatics and Ehealth core with the UF College of Medicine health outcomes and biomedical informatics department, will report to Gigi Lipori, M.T., M.B.A., UF Health chief information officer and senior vice president.
“The chief data scientist is a new leadership role for the academic health center as we face exciting growth and investments in data applications, biomedical informatics and new technologies,” Lipori said. “Dr. Bian will provide strategic vision and leadership in partnership with our teams and leaders including the chief medical information officer, chief research information officer and others.”To learn more about UF Health Appoints Chief Data Scientist