Umberto Tachinardi

Umberto Tachinardi, MD, MSc, FACMI

  • 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 more than 30 years of experience in biomedical informatics, Dr. Umberto Tachinardi has a history of successfully developing and implementing health informatics technologies in organizations of all sizes.

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. He was responsible for building and operating UW Health’s translational research resources such as data warehouses and new functions in the electronic health record systems.

He idealized and directed the Clinical and Health Informatics Institute of the University of Wisconsin Institute for Clinical and Translational Research, where he served as the executive scientific director.

Dr. Tachinardi’s experience also includes five years as the assistant dean of academic and research informatics and the associate director for clinical research of the Initiative for Biomedical Informatics at the University of Chicago. He served as the chief information officer for the Secretary of Health of the State of Sao Paulo, Brazil in addition to holding leadership positions at the Heart Institute of Sao Paulo University Medical School.

Dr. Tachinardi is a longtime member of the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) and has served in several leadership roles for the organization.

“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.”