Nick Anderson, Ph.D.

Robert D. Cardiff Professor of Informatics
Director of Informatics Research
Department of Public Health Sciences

Biomedical informatics expert, Nicholas R. Anderson, joined UC Davis Health as Director of Informatics Research. He also holds the Robert D. Cardiff Professorship in Informatics and is an assistant professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. He leads the UC Davis Biorepositories Core Resource, which is building a strategy for developing, implementing and sustaining a distributed research infrastructure to facilitate resourceful biospecimen management at UC Davis.

As Director of Informatics Research, Anderson is developing his own program of research into the effective uses of biomedical data, information and knowledge for scientific inquiry, problem solving and decision making. Because informatics is at the core of many transformative efforts in health care, Anderson's expertise and leadership will help build the institution's capacity to optimize information technology and further develop this important field throughout the organization.

Anderson was the Associate Director for Biomedical Informatics Core in the Institute of Translational Health Sciences at the University of Washington before joining UC Davis. He received his bachelor of science in computer science from Evergreen State College, a master of science in biomedical informatics from Oregon Health and Science University, and a doctoral degree in biomedical informatics from the University of Washington. He has a strong background as a principal investigator in funded biomedical informatics research.

Anderson seeks internal and external partnerships to build the research program, including interactions with the Center for Health and Technology, the Graduate Group in Health Informatics, the Information Technology Department, the Genomics Center, the Institute for Population Health Improvement, the Comprehensive Cancer Center and faculty scholars throughout UC Davis.  He will also lead the biomedical informatics core at the Clinical and Translational Science Center.