Timothy Clark, PhD, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Timothy Clark currently serves as an Assistant Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School, the Director of MGH Biomedical Informatics Core at Massachusetts General Hospital, and the Director of Informatics at MassGeneral Institute for Neurodegenerative Disease. He is trained as a computer scientist, with significant and substantial experience in leading and developing integrative bioinformatics applications, over a period of more than twenty-four years’ combined experience at NIH, in biopharma, and in academia. His research program over the last ten years, in particular, has focused on problems of integrating research data and findings from the literature – broadly speaking, and also particularly in neuroscience. His program works to develop the next generation of biomedical communications and data integration tools and techniques, including semantically integrated data repositories, claims and evidence models in scientific knowledgebases and in the literature, biomedical web communities, and open biomedical annotation on web content. Dr. Clark has worked closely with both academic and industrial researchers in this context. Dr. Clark is also a co-founder and Board of Directors member of the Force11.org consortium for the Future of Research Communications and eScholarship and a participant in the NIH’s Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) initiative, specifically on the Bio Data Discovery Index.