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Xinxin (Katie) Zhu

Executive Director, Center for Biomedical Data Science

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Xinxin (Katie) Zhu, MD, PhD, FAMIA



Dr. Xinxin Zhu is a physician and healthcare informatics professional with more than a decade of experience in wellness management, health informatics research, advisory and consulting, as well as an established track record of developing creative solutions to complex healthcare challenges. She brings diverse knowledge and experience across medicine, health management, and biomedical informatics to her current role as the Executive Director of the Center for Biomedical Data Science at Yale School of Medicine. Besides her medical training and practice in anesthesiology, she also received her M.S. in Computer Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Ph.D. in Biomedical Informatics from Columbia University under the National Library of Medicine fellowship. Prior to joining Yale faculty, Dr. Zhu served as an External Advisory Board member to the Center for Advanced Technology at Columbia University, physician scientist lead of pervasive health at the Center for Computational Health at IBM Watson Research, Chief Medical Information Officer at Kforce Government Solutions, associate medical director at Pfizer, clinical project manager at Philips, and healthcare subject matter expert at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. She is the recipient of many excellence awards, and author of dozens of scientific publications and 13 issued patents. Dr. Zhu has also served as Co-Chair for the American Medical Informatics Association’s Global Health Informatics Working Group, Membership Chair for the Consumer and Pervasive Health Informatics Working Group, as well as Scientific Program and Women Leadership Committee members. She is the Co-Chair for International Medical Informatics Association’s Organizational and Social Issues in Healthcare Working Group.

Education & Training

  • PhD
    Columbia University, Biomedical Informatics
  • MS
    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Computer Science
  • MD
    China Medical University, Clinical Medicine, Anesthesiology

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