Dr. Paul Biondich is a Medical Informatics Researcher at the Regenstrief Institute, Inc. and Indiana University School of Medicine, where his research interests include decision support systems and controlled medical vocabularies. As a practicing pediatrician, he has significant experience in the design, implementation, and installation of multiple decision support systems, particularly within outpatient settings. Dr. Biondich is the co-creator of the Child Health Improvement through Computer Automation (CHICA) system, which is designed to improve the process of outpatient pediatric preventive care. He is active nationally in pediatric vocabulary and guideline developmental efforts. Much of this work with the American Academy of Pediatrics involves the disambiguation and active revision of pre-existing clinical guidelines, along with the ultimate development of supporting standardized vocabularies. He also has practical experience with clinical repository development, having co-developed a next generation, open source, enterprise-quality repository designed to support HIV care in sub-Saharan Africa. After receiving his biology degree from Emory University, Dr. Biondich attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine. He received his medical degree in 1998, and subsequently completed a residency in Pediatrics. Prior to his research position at Indiana University and the Regenstrief Institute, Dr. Biondich was a National Library of Medicine fellow in Medical Informatics. He completed his masters in Health Services Research with a concentration in Medical Informatics during this two-year program.