Director, Biomedical Informatics
4229 Health Sciences Learning Center
Umberto Tachinardi, MD, MSc, is Director of the Biomedical Informatics Core (BMI). Dr. Tachinardi, a professor of Biostatistics and Medical Informatics, also holds the appointment of UW Health chief research information officer, a collaborative effort between UW Health and SMPH, in which he is the associate dean for biomedical informatics.
He is responsible for biomedical research informatics initiatives among ICTR, UW-Health, and Marshfield Clinic. Through those partnerships, the BMI core operates Data Computing and Storage Services (DCSS) infrastructure for secure computing, and research data systems including OnCore, i2b2, REDCap, and eLab. BMI faculty and staff also provide consulting and research collaborations to the research community in many areas of informatics, e.g., ontologies, natural language processing, systems interfacing, standards, interoperability, machine learning, data shearing, privacy, and security.
Dr. Tachinardi is also the associate director for informatics at the UW Carbone Comprehensive Cancer Center, and plays a leadership role in various large projects such as the Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO) – Children’s Respiratory Research and Environment Workgroup (CREW), and the Greater Plains Collaborative (GPC) Clinical Data Research Network through the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute.
A native of Brazil, Dr. Tachinardi received his MD degree in 1983 and an MSc degree in physiology in 1991. From 1984 to 2003, he conceived and developed the electronic health record system at the Heart Institute of São Paulo University Medical School. In 2013, he was elected Fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics (ACMI).