The Team

Principal Investigator

Laura Wiley, PhD

Dr. Wiley develops methods for using data from electronic health records for precision medicine discovery and implementation. She is a an Associate Professor in the Department of Biomedical Informatics, and Chief Data Scientistic of Health Data Compass at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. 

She completed undergraduate degrees in chemistry and molecular biology at the University of Denver followed by a Masters in biomedical informatics (2010) and a PhD in human genetics at Vanderbilt University (2016). Her published work involves developing computational phenotyping algorithms for use in EHR-linked biobanks and investigating new algorithms for precision dosing of warfarin in African Americans. Her current work focuses on clinical evidence generation from electronic health records and informatics implementation, serving as the lead informatician on an NIH Cancer Moonshot-funded project to create a comprehensive tobacco cessation service at the University of Colorado Cancer Center.  

Dr. Wiley is actively involved in the informatics community, currently serving on the editorial board of the Journal of Biomedical Informatics. She Chaired the 2022 AMIA Informatics Summit and has served as Vice-Chair of the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) 2019 and 2023 Annual Symposiums and the 2021 Informatics Summit. She also has served as Chair of AMIA Working Group Steering Committee, and an ex officio member of the AMIA  Board of Directors. Further she has co-developed the Coursera Clinical Data Science Specialization - a series of six MOOCs designed to teach clinical research informatics skills which has been taken by nearly 36,000 students across the globe. 


David Mayer

David is a clinical data analyst in the Wiley Lab. He has a bachelor degree in biochemistry from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. He then served as a project manager and technical specialist at the Center of Excellence for Airport Technology. Since joining the lab, David has built and maintains a high performance cloud computing platform for the Coursera Clinical Data Science Specialization. He also manages the lab's technical infrastructure and is the primary developer for the ReviewR Shiny App.

Melissa Wilson, MS

Melissa is a clinical data analyst in the Wiley Lab. She earned a bachelor's degree in biology from the University of Colorado, and then pursued a certificate in diagnostic medical sonography. After 10 years in clinical medicine, she returned to CU where she completed a master's degree in biostatistics with a minor in data science. Since joining the lab, Melissa has been working on projects with the Aneurysm Resarch Group and the Colorado Center for Personalized Medicine Biobank.


Christopher Roark, MD

Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, University of Colorado

Aneurysm Research Group

Lisa Schilling, MD, MSPH

Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Colorado

Clinical Evidence Generation from Electronic Health Records

Michael Kahn, MD, PhD

Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Colorado

Coursera Clinical Data Science Specialization

Luke Rasmussen, MS

Clinical Research Associate, Northwestern University

ReviewR Development

Equity/Reproducibility of EHR-Based Research

Jennifer Malinowski, PhD

CEO, Write InSciTe LLC

Equity/Reproducibility of EHR-Based Research

Rebecca Levinson, PhD

University Hospital Heidelberg

Equity/Reproducibility of EHR-Based Research

Suzette Bielinski, PhD, MEd

Professor, Department of Health Sciences Research, Mayo Clinic

Equity/Reproducibility of EHR-Based Research