Simon M Lin, MD, MBA

Simon Lin

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Simon Lin, MD, MBA, is a national expert on data-driven healthcare innovations. As the Chief Research Information Officer at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, he is responsible for strategic planning, programmatic development and oversight of activities at the intersection of research informatics, translational medicine, and clinical informatics. Dr. Lin’s goal is to utilize electronic health records (EHRs) and health information technology (HIT) to improve safety, quality, outcomes and effectiveness. He authored over 90 publications and edited five books published by Springer. Dr. Lin’s leadership in clinical research informatics has been recognized through his appointment to study sections and advisory committees as part of the National Institutes of Health and the International Standard Committee of SNOMED-CT.
Academic and Clinical Areas
Awards, Honors & Organizations
  • Best Concept Paper Award for Patient-matching, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, 2013
  • Distinguished Paper Award, MEDINFO, 2013
  • Heart Health Mobile App: Winner of the DHHS/ONC Million Hearts Challenge, 2012
  • NIH-USJMSCP-APASL Joint Symposium Young Investigator Award, 2009
  • NCI caBIG Delivering Results Award, 2008
  • ISCB/ISMB Visual Reflections on Science Award, 2008
  • Misty and Lew Gruber Biotechnology Entrepreneurship Award, 2007
  • Apple Computing Award for Bioinformatics, 2004
  • Elected US Representative, International Standard Committee of SNOMED-CT
  • NIH Study Section Member, Biomedical Computing and Health Informatic
  • Member, Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HiMSS)
  • Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • Member, International Society of Computational Biology (ISCB)
  • Member, American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA)
Professional Experience

2014 - Present Nationwide Children's Hospital, Chief Research Information Officer and Professor

2011 - 2014 Biomedical Informatics Research Center, Marshfield Clinic, Endowed Scientist and Director

2005 - 2011 Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute, Director of Bioinformatics Core and Associate Professor of Research in Biomedical Informatics

1999 - 2005 Duke University Medical Center, Founding Manager of DBSR and Assistant Professor of Research in Biostatistics and Bioinformatics

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