Influence
June 2, 2021

Career paths in biomedical informatics: Regenstrief president shares his career journey

Regenstrief President and Chief Executive Officer Peter Embí, M.D., M.S., shared his passion for biomedical informatics as part of a video series highlighting the journeys of graduates from National Library of Medicine T15 training programs.

Dr. Embí enrolled in a fellowship and a master’s program in informatics while completing his residency in internal medicine at the Oregon Health & Science University. His thesis was about the transition from paper-based documents to computer-based records. He went on to Cleveland Clinic for a fellowship in rheumatology while also conducting research in clinical informatics. He stayed in academia at the University of Cincinnati and then at Ohio State University as vice chair of the Department of Biomedical Informatics. While at OSU he became the country’s first CRIO — chief research information officer. In 2016, Dr. Embí became president and CEO of the Regenstrief Institute.

Dr. Embí’s video is one of 16 videos from each of the NLM programs showcasing the diversity of the informatics field, the different career options and the meaningful contributions trainees are making.

WATCH ALL OF THE NLM videos.

Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University are home to the Indiana Public and Population Health Informatics T15 Fellowship. Former fellow Nate Apathy, PhD, is also featured in the videos speaking about his experience at Regenstrief and IU. He is now a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Pennsylvania and remains affiliated with Regenstrief.

Learn more about the Indiana T15 training program here.

This video project was funded by the National Library of Medicine Administrative Supplement Funds to the Harvard Medical School Biomedical Informatics and Data Science Training program 3T15LM007092-26S1. The videos are available under the CC-BY 4.0 license.

About Peter Embí, M.D., M.S.

In addition to serving as the president and CEO of Regenstrief Institute, Peter Embí, M.D., M.S. is the Leonard Betley Professor of Medicine and associate dean for informatics and health services research at Indiana University School of Medicine, associate director of informatics with Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute and vice president for Learning Health Systems with Indiana University Health.

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