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Umberto Tachinardi, MD, MSc

Umberto Tachinardi, MD, MSc, FACMI

  • Chief Information Officer, Regenstrief Institute
  • Research Scientist, Clem McDonald Center for Biomedical Informatics, Regenstrief Institute
  • Director of Clinical Research Informatics, Regenstrief Institute and Indiana CTSI
  • Chief Informatics Officer, Indiana University Grand Challenge Precision Health Initiative
  • Assistant Dean for Clinical Informatics, Indiana University School of Medicine
  • Professor of Biostatistics, Indiana University School of Medicine

With decades of experience in biomedical informatics, Dr. Umberto Tachinardi has a history of successfully developing and implementing health informatics technologies in organizations of all sizes.

As Regenstrief Institute’s CIO, he leads the Regenstrief Data Services (RDS) group. He also is responsible for informatics areas of large projects (Precision Health Initiative, Indiana Center for Translational Sciences Institute and the Indiana University Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center) for the Indiana University School of Medicine.

His research interests include clinical and translational research informatics, health analytics and precision health. His current roles also include being the site PI for the NCATS/NIH’s N3C-Honest Data Broker; the NCI’s Big Ten-EHRC; and the Greater Plains Collaborative of PCORnet.

Before joining Regenstrief, he was responsible for building and operating University of Wisconsin (UW) Health’s translational research resources such as data warehouses and new functions in the electronic health record systems. Dr. Tachinardi served as the associate dean for biomedical informatics at the School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Wisconsin-Madison and as the chief research information officer at UW Health in Madison, Wisconsin.

Dr. Tachinardi is a fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics (ACMI) and a longtime member of the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) and has served in several leadership roles for the organization. In 2020 he was appointed a Fellow of the International Academy of Health Sciences Informatics.

“Biomedical informatics has a valuable role to play in shaping Precision Health and Learning Health Systems. We must empower the next wave of health professionals with effective, efficient tools and teach them to understand the fast-changing paradigms of healthcare and employ the newest technologies.”