Shawn Murphy, MD, PhD

  • Corporate Director of Research Information Systems and Computing, Partners HealthCare
  • Associate Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Murphy is the Corporate Director of Research Computing and Informatics at Partners HealthCare, is an Associate Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School, and serves as Associate Director for the Laboratory of Computer Science at the Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Murphy developed and currently directs the Research Patient Data Registry (RPDR) for Partners HealthCare. The RPDR is a large data warehouse with 6.5 million patients and 2.2 billion rows of clinical data, serving as a central clinical data registry for inpatient and outpatient encounters in order to support clinical research.

Dr. Murphy is also chief of software development for the NIH-sponsored Informatics for Integrating Biology and the Bedside (i2b2), an open source project that integrates data from the hospital medical record and the bioinformatics community into a common software platform, with over 140 operating installations worldwide. The work of i2b2 is focused on strengthening the understanding of the metabolic and genetic underpinnings of complex diseases by developing an informatics framework to bridge data for clinical research using electronic health records.

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