Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Faculty Profiles
Justin B Starren, MD, PhD

Justin B Starren, MD, PhD

Chief of Preventive medicine-health and Biomedical Informatics in the Department of Preventive Medicine

Professor of Preventive Medicine (Health and Biomedical Informatics) and Medical Social Sciences

Focus of Work


Dr. Starren is founding Chief of the Division of Health and Biomedical Informatics, Deputy Director of the Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (NUCATS) and Director of the Feinberg Center for Data Science and Informatics (CDSI). He also leads the doctoral programs in Health and Biomedical Informatics, serves on the university Big Data Taskforce and oversees a variety of informatics, research computing, and data sciences activities.

Academic Focus

Dr. Starren’s research focuses on the translation of computer and informatics research into real-world solutions. Dr. Starren has led the EHR integration workgroup of the Electronic Medical Records and Genomics (eMERGE) project, focusing on the integration of genomic data into the EHR to support precision medicine. He is PI of a nine-site consortium integrating patient reported outcomes data into EHRs: EHR Access to Seamless Integration of PROMIS (EASI-PRO).


Education and Certification

  • MD: Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine (1987)
  • PhD: Columbia University, Medical informatics (1997)



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