INDIANAPOLIS — Shaun Grannis, M.D., has been named the associate director of the Center for Biomedical Informatics at the Regenstrief Institute. A clinician-informatician, he retains his appointments as a Regenstrief Institute investigator and an associate professor of family medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine.
Dr. Grannis is an internationally respected expert in public health informatics and biosurveillance who has developed innovative methods to track and share data from disparate sources on disease and other outbreaks while protecting the privacy and confidentiality of this information critical to public health syndromic surveillance.
Regenstrief’s Center for Biomedical Informatics is among the most comprehensive medical informatics laboratories in the United States possessing one of the largest collections of rich clinical data in the country. The center’s research and development work in health information exchange has made Indiana one of the most health-wired states in the country and a national model for health data exchange.
“With the continuing evolution and maturation of the Center for Biomedical Informatics, it is important to grow our leadership. Shaun is a great addition to that,” said Titus Schleyer, D.M.D., Ph.D., director of the Center for Biomedical Informatics at the Regenstrief Institute and Clem McDonald Professor of Biomedical Informatics at the IU School of Medicine.
Dr. Grannis is a fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics, a select elected group of individuals who have made significant and sustained contributions to the field of biomedical informatics.
He joined the Regenstrief Institute as a research scientist in 2003. He led the technical implementation of Indiana’s Public Health Emergency Surveillance System – one of the nation’s largest. He served as director of the Centers for Disease Control-funded Indiana Center of Excellence in Public Health Informatics and currently serves as chief architect of OpenHIE, a global community whose mission is to support health information exchange planning and implementation in developing countries.
Dr. Grannis holds an undergraduate degree in aerospace engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, received his medical degree from Michigan State University and pursued post-doctoral training in medical informatics and clinical research at the Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University.
Established by philanthropist Sam Regenstrief in 1969, the Regenstrief Institute is a 501(c)(3) organization associated with the IU School of Medicine.