Brian D. Athey, Ph.D.
|Brian D. Athey, Ph.D.; Michael A. Savageau Collegiate Professor and Chair; Department of Computational Medicine & Bioinformatics; Professor of Psychiatry and Internal Medicine; University of Michigan Medical School. The Department of Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics has trained over 50 PhDs and 50 MS students in Bioinformatics since 2005. Brian is Principal investigator of the NIH funded Training Program in Bioinformatics, now entering its 9th year. Brian is actively engaged in developing a new field called psychiatric “pharmacoepigenomics”. A national leader in translational biomedical informatics, Dr. Athey is the founding Principal Investigator of the NIH Roadmap National Center for Integrative Biomedical Informatics (NCIBI), one of eight NIH National Biomedical Computing Centers (2006-2012). Brian currently serves as co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer of the tranSMART Foundation, a non-profit company founded to coordinate the development of the open source tranSMART communtiy and its code base. The tranSMART platform supports an integrated open data sharing and analytics platform used world-wide to accelerate clinical and translational research. Brian has led the National Library of Medicine (NLM) Next-Generation Internet (NGI) Visible Human Project and the DARPA Virtual Soldier Project. He is a key national leader in the NIH Clinical and Translational Scientists (CTSA) Informatics Community. Brian is a highly sought after national informatics lecturer, with over 90 papers, 165 invited talks, and numerous national advisory boards. Brian has served as a special advisor to the Defense Scinces Office (DSO), DARPA (1994-1999); and to the NIH Office of the Director (OD) and to the NIH Chief Information Officer (CIO) (2007-2010). He serves as Chair of the Scientific Advisory Board of Assurex Health, the leading company in the world offering psychiatric pharmacogenomics services. Brian was awarded a “Peace Fellowship” from the Federation of American Scientists (FAS) in 2000-2004 for his work countering Bioterrorism in the 1990s.|