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CDSiC Innovation Center Core Leadership

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Adam Wright, PhD, is Professor of Biomedical Informatics and Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and serves as the director of the Vanderbilt Clinical Informatics Center.  

Dr. Wright’s research interests focus on clinical decision support and machine learning. He has led NIH, AHRQ, and ONC-funded projects on clinical problem lists, malfunctions in clinical decision support systems, approaches for sharing clinical decision support nationally, and adverse event detection using machine learning. Dr. Wright has over 130 peer-reviewed journal publications and nearly 100 additional publications, including abstracts, presentations in scientific meetings, books, and book chapters. He is also a committed teacher, directing and lecturing in local, national, and international courses on biomedical informatics, and teaching medical students.  

Dr. Wright directs clinical decision support operations at VUMC and previously served as clinical lead for clinical decision support and clinical informatics at Partners HealthCare in Boston.  He is active nationally, serving as a board member of the American Medical Informatics Association, an Associate Editor for Applied Clinical Informatics, and an Editorial Board Member for Methods of Information in Medicine and the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. Dr. Wright is also a founding member and director of research for the Clinical Informatics Research Collaborative.