Professional Positions [hide details] Vanderbilt University 2013 - Present, Vice Chair for Research, Department of Biomedical Informatics. School of Medicine 2012 - Present, Affiliated Faculty, Center for Biomedical Ethics and Society 2011 - Present, Associate Professor of Biomedical Informatics, School of Medicine 2011 - Present, Associate Professor of Computer Science, School of Engineering 2008 - Present, Director, Health Information Privacy Laboratory (HIPLab) Previous Positions 2006 - 2011, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Informatics, Vanderbilt University 2006 - 2011, Research Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Vanderbilt University 2003 - 2006, Research Assistant, School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University 2000 - 2003, Research Assistant, Heinz College, Carnegie Mellon University 1999, Research Intern, Georgetown University Law Center 1998, Research Intern, National Cancer Institute at Frederick, National Institutes of Health 1997-2000, Research Assistant, Woolford Laboratory, Carnegie Mellon University Education [hide details] Carnegie Mellon University Ph.D. in Computation, Organizations & Society; School of Computer Science, 2006 Dissertation: Trail Re-identification and Unlinkability in Distributed Databases (Chair: Latanya Sweeney) M.Phil. in Public Policy and Management; Heinz College, 2003 M.S. in Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining; School of Computer Science, 2002 B.S. in Biological Sciences; Mellon College of Science, 2000 Honors and Awards [hide details] Notable General Awards Vanderbilt Chancellor Faculty Fellow, 2016-2018 IBM Smarter Planet Faculty Award, 2014-2015 Elected Fellow, American College of Medical Informatics (ACMI), 2011 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), 2010 News Articles: White House, National Library of Medicine, National Human Genome Research Institute, Vanderbilt Photo with the Commander in Chief (thanks to Scott Aaronson for posting this) Stahlman Scholar, Vanderbilt Center for Biomedical Ethics and Society, 2008 NSF IGERT Fellowship in Computational Analysis of Social & Organizational Systems, 2004-2006 Howard Hughes Medical Institute Grant for Undergraduate Research, 2000 Thomas H. Johnson Fellowship, Engineering & Public Policy Department, Carnegie Mellon University, 1999 ABL-Basic Research Fellowship, National Institutes of Health, 1998 Notable Conference & Paper Awards Homer Warner Award (Best Paper), American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) Annual Symposium, 2014 Honorable mention for best paper award at the ACM SACMAT Conference, 2013 Paper (#59) named of the best papers of 2012 by ACM Computing Reviews, 2013 Best paper Award, IEEE ISI Conference, 2011 Best Student Paper (for EA Durham), AMIA Annual Symposium, 2010 Distinguished Paper Award, AMIA Annual Symposium, 2009 Distinguished Paper Award Finalist, AMIA Annual Symposium, 2006 Paper (#119) included in the 2006 IMIA Yearbook of Medical Informatics as one of the best papers of 2004-2005 Student Paper Competition Finalist, AMIA Annual Symposium, 2005 Student Paper Competition Finalist, AMIA Annual Symposium, 2001 Student Paper Competition Finalist, AMIA Annual Symposium, 2000 Notable Mentions in the Federal Register Health Breach Notification Rule; Final Rule (16 CFR Pt 318) Federal Trade Commission Federal Register. August 25, 2009. (look at page 42968) Notable University Awards Outstanding Educator Award, Department of Biomedical Informatics, Vanderbilt University, 2011 Outstanding Researcher Award, Department of Biomedical Informatics, Vanderbilt University, 2014 Research Enhancement Award, School of Medicine, Vanderbilt University, 2015