Speaker: Jill S. Barnholtz-Sloan, Ph.D. Associate Director Informatics and Data Science at the Center for Biomedical Informatics and Information Technology Senior Investigator Trans-Divisional Research Program, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, NCI Dr. Barnholtz-Sloan earned a
Jill S. Barnholtz-Sloan, Ph.D.
Informatics and Data Science at the Center for Biomedical Informatics and Information Technology
Trans-Divisional Research Program, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, NCI
Before joining NCI in 2021, she was Professor and Associate Director for Translational Informatics/Data Sciences at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and Case Comprehensive Cancer Center, and Director of Research Health Analytics and Informatics at the University Hospitals Health System.
Dr. Barnholtz-Sloan was trained in biostatistics, population genetics, and human genetics. Her role in team science has been essential for multiple, successful multi-disciplinary research projects. In the Trans-Divisional Research Program of DCEG, she has been facilitating collaborations in data science and in the study of brain tumors by leveraging her experience in multi-institutional team science and the use of large, complex healthcare datasets to enhance the data assets already available in the NCI Cancer Research Data Commons.
Dr. Barnholtz-Sloan leads effort at CBIIT to shape informatics and data science strategies and foster collaboration within NCI, across NIH and the cancer research community. Thus, as both an active researcher and administrator, she has insight into how data can be translated into real-world solutions to help diagnose, prevent, and treat cancer.
Given her dual roles in CBIIT and DCEG, Dr. Barnholtz-Sloan envisions bringing data science to all research domains within DCEG, helping to move towards (1) use of cloud resources for computing and data sharing via the NIH Science and Technology Research Infrastructure for Discovery, Experimentation, and Sustainability (STRIDES) Initiative, and (2) use of the Findability, Accessibility, Interoperability, and Reuse (FAIR) principles for research in DCEG.
Dr. Barnholtz-Sloan has published over 420 articles in peer-reviewed journals including Cancer Cell, Nature, Neuro Oncology, Cancer Res., Nature Commun., JCO Clin Cancer Inform., JAMA Oncology, and Mol Cancer Res.
Dr. Barnholtz-Sloan has served as a disease expert on the NCI’s TCGA brain tumor-related working groups, co-chaired the NCI Clinical Proteomic Tumor Analysis Consortium (CPTAC) glioblastoma expert committee, and served as an expert peer reviewer for NIH study sections.
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