About Us

Program Director

Jake Y. Chen, Ph.D.

Professor of Genetics, Computer Science and Biomedical Engineering
Chief Bioinformatics Officer
Cancer Bioinformatics & precision oncology
Associate Director, UAB Informatics Institute


Head shot of Dr. James Cimino, MD (Professor, Internal Medicine; Director, Informatics Institute), 2015.
James J. Cimino, M.D.

Professor of Medicine
Cancer Clinical informatics
Director, UAB Informatics Institute

Cancer Data Science Faculty

Buynamin Ozaydin, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Department of Health Services Administration

Dongquan Chen, Ph.D., MSHI

Associate Professor
Department of Medicine
Division of Preventitive Medicine
Interest: Cancer Bioinformatics

Eta S. Berner Ed.D.

University Professor
Medicine - General Internal Medicine Department of Medicine

Sadeep Shrestha, Ph.D., MHS, MS

Associate Professor
Department of Epidemiology
Interest: Cancer Epidemiology

Sooryanarayana Varambally, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Department of Pathology
Interest: Cancer Genomics

Cancer Informatics Support Team

Matthew Wyatt

Clinical Data Access
Director of Clinical Research Informatics
UAB Informatics Institute