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Cynthia Gadd

Distinguished Visiting Professor


Dr. Gadd is Professor and Vice-Chair for Educational Affairs in the Department of Biomedical Informatics at Vanderbilt University, on scholarly leave of absence through December 2017. She has directed graduate programs in Biomedical Informatics for over 17 years and is currently the PI or Co-PI of two NIH-funded training programs funded by the National Library of Medicine (T15, T32 BD2K), which include degree and non-degree training opportunities in Biomedical Informatics. She has guided more than 27 MS and PhD trainees now in faculty positions at institutions including Weil Cornell Medical College, Vanderbilt University, Northwestern University, and the University of Pittsburgh. Her research interests include the evaluation of innovative approaches for biomedical informatics education and training to meet the needs of healthcare in the U.S. and globally, as well as the implementation and evaluation of integrated clinical information systems from a sociotechnical perspective.


  • PHD, University of Pittsburgh
  • MS, Duke University
  • MBA, Winthrop University

Selected Publications