Nicholas Anderson, M.S., Ph.D.

Nicholas Rolphe Anderson, M.S., Ph.D.


Clinical Research Informatics

Health Policy


Computer Science

Data Science


  • Associate Professor
  • Chief, Division of Health Informatics
  • Director, Department of Public Health Sciences, Informatics Research
  • Robert D. Cardiff Professor of Informatics


Education Building

4610 X Street, Suite 2301
Sacramento, CA 95817
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Additional Phone Numbers

Phone: 916-703-6976
Fax: 916-734-1366

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Anderson' s research focuses on large-scale clinical data discovery and data sharing for research, patient-provided data systems and policy, and decision support analytics. He considers the development and application of clinical research informatics to be his academic community, and he seeks to expand capabilities to use well-governed and secure clinical data to advance patient-oriented research.

He is also interested in studying and teaching bioethics associated informatics areas of privacy, connection and communication that are core to the digital health economy. 


Health Informatics

Center/Program Affiliation

Public Health Sciences
Clinical and Translational Science Center


M.S., Biomedical Informatics, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland OR 2004

Ph.D., Biomedical Informatics, University of Washington, Seattle WA 2007

B.S., Evergreen State College, Olympia WA 1991

Professional Memberships

American Medical Informatics Association

Honors and Awards

Robert D. Cardiff Professorship in Informatics, 2013

National Library of Medicine Fellowship, 2004

Select Recent Publications

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Rehm, G., Han, J, Kuhn,B, Delplanque,  J, Anderson,N, Adams ,J, Chuah,C Creation of a Robust Machine Learning Classifier for Patient Ventilator Asynchrony. Methods of Information in Medicine. February 2018.

Shankar, P, Anderson, N. Advances in Sharing Multi-Sourced Health Data on Decision Support Science 2016-2017. International Medical Informatics Association Yearbook. 2018

Adams, J, Lieng, M, Kuhn, Rehm, G, Guo, E, Taylor, S, Delplanque, J, Anderson, N. Development and Validation of a Multi-Algorithm Analytic Platform to Detect Off-Target Mechanical Ventilation. Nature Scientific Reports. October 2017.

Rehm,G, Kuhn,B, Delplanque,J, Guo, E, Lieng, M, Nguyen, J, Anderson, N, Adams, J, Development of a Research Oriented System for Collecting Mechanical Ventilator Waveform Data. JAMIA. Sept 2017.

Baldwin, LM, Morrison, C, Griffin, J, Anderson, N, Edwards, K, Green, J, Waldren, C, Reiter, W, Feasibility of Conducting Bidirectional Text Messaging to Improve Adherence to Recommended Testing in a Rural Primary Care Clinic. Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine. May 2017.

Jamal, S, Yu, J, Crouch, J, Shankar, A, Dent, K, Anderson, N, Miller, D, Futral, B, Tabor, H, Bamshad, M, My46: a web-based tool for self-guided management of genomic test results in Dinneson, B, Nesbitt, T, Anderson, N, Telemedicine in Greenland: Citizens' perspectives. Journal of Telemedicine and eHealth. Oct 2016.

Stephens, K, Anderson, N, Lin, C, Estiri, H, Implementing Partnership-driven Clinical Federated Electronic Health Record Data Sharing Networks. International Journal of Medical Informatics. June 2016.

Winickoff, D, Jamal, L, Anderson, N, New modes of engagement for big data research. Journal of Responsible Innovation. June 2016.

Dinesen, B, Nonnecke, B, Lindeman, D, Toft, E, Kidholm, K, Jethwani, Kamal, Young, H, Spindler, H, Oestergaard, C, Southard, J, Gutierrez, M, Anderson, N, Albert, N, Han, J, Nesbitt, T, Personalised telehealth in the future: A Global Research Agenda. Journal of Medical Internet Research. Vol 18, No 3 (2016).