William K. Barnett

William K. Barnett, PhD

Associate Research Professor of Medical & Molecular Genetics


Dr. Barnett became the Chief Research Informatics Officer (CRIO) for the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI) and Regenstrief Institute in 2015.  The CRIO is the key IT and Informatics leadership position for the health sciences research enterprise. For the Indiana CTSI, Dr. Barnett is responsible for the program that provides all the informatics services that the CTSI sponsors and delivers to clinical and translational researchers.  These include data management, research systems, analytics, and web portals and community outreach. In particularly he partners closely with healthcare partners for the integration of research into the care system and for translation of research outcome to care. For the Regenstrief Institute, Dr. Barnett is CRIO and informatics faculty in the Center for Biomedical Informatics, participating in informatics research and providing leadership for the implementation of informatics services locally and nationally.

Dr. Barnett is also the Principal Investigator (PI) of the Informatics Core for the Collaborative Initiative on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders. He serves on the Steering Committee of the American Association of Medical Colleges Group on Information Resources. Prior to this appointment, Dr. Barnett was the Director of Science Community Tools in the Research Technologies Division of the University Information Technology Services at Indiana University, where he led the life sciences practice.  In particular, he oversaw many of the Indiana CTSI informatics services, the National Center for Genome Analysis Support, and was the PI for the Operations Center of the Open Science Grid. 

Key Publications

LeDuc, Richard, Matthew Vaughn, J.M. Fonner, Michael Sullivan, James Williams, Philip Blood, James Taylor, and William Barnett, Perspective: Leveraging the National Cyberinfrastructure for Biomedical Research, JAMIA. 2013. doi:10.1136/amiajnl-2013-002059. PMCID: PMC3932465
Weber, Griffin M, William Barnett, Mike Conlon, David Eichmann, Warren Kibbe, Holly Falk-Krzesinski, Michael Halaas, Layne Johnson, Eric Meeks, Donald Mitchell, Titus Schleyer, Sarah Stallings, Michael Warden, Maninder Kahlon, Members of the Direct2Experts Collaboration. 2011. Direct2Experts: a pilot national network to demonstrate interoperability among research-networking platforms, JAMIA doi:10.1136/amiajnl-2011-000200. PMCID: PMC3241163
Berman, Ari, William Barnett, and Sean Mooney.  Collaborative software for traditional and translational research. Human Genomics 2012, 6:21. doi:10.1186/1479-7364-6-21. PMCID: PMC3500217


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Medical & Molecular Genetics
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