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Jomol Mathew named UMMS chief research informatics officer

  Jomol Mathew, PhD

Jomol Mathew, PhD

Jomol Mathew, PhD, has been appointed chief research informatics officer for UMass Medical School, according to an announcement from Katherine Luzuriaga, MD, the UMass Memorial Health Care Chair in Biomedical Research; professor of molecular medicine, pediatrics and medicine; and vice provost of clinical and translational research; and Gregory Wolf, chief information officer.

“Over the past three years, Dr. Mathew has established a premier technology ecosystem at UMMS in support of our basic and clinical research,” said Dr. Luzuriaga and Wolf. “Her team manages the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center in Holyoke for the University of Massachusetts system; numerous research support systems (such as our electronic lab notebook and new electronic system supporting animal care and research); and innovative services such as 3D printing.”

Mathew leads the UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science Informatics Core, which provides services that enhance the ability to conduct a broad spectrum of clinical and translational research. With the introduction of Epic as UMass Memorial Medical Center’s electronic health record system, she developed the UMMS “data lake,” which integrates de-identified patient data with research data sources. She also introduced the first system-wide clinical trials management system, OnCore, which is integrated into Epic and the data lake. The availability of these rich data sources positions UMMS as a continued leader in research.

“In her new role, Dr. Mathew will ensure that robust data sets and associated analytics are deployed as strategic assets for UMMS and our clinical partner, UMass Memorial. She and her team will work to provide rapid and compliant access to the data lake; strengthen data sharing with our basic research and clinical partners such as UMass Memorial and BayState Health; and ensure compliant, secure environments for data analytics,” said Luzuriaga and Wolf.

Mathew will continue to report to Wolf and lead IT’s Research Computing and Data Sciences group. She will also report to Luzuriaga in the Center for Clinical and Translational Science in her role as the director of the CCTS Informatics Core.