About Us

About CD2H

About CD2H

The CD2H accelerates advancements in informatics by promoting data reuse and interoperability, tool sharing, informatics fluency, and collaboration across the CTSA community. Meet Our Team Our One Pager

Why CD2H?

Informatics advancements, coupled with a shift towards open science, are fundamentally transforming how we approach translational research and clinical care. The CTSA Program is poised to help realize precision medicine by leveraging informatics tools and expertise within CTSA hubs to solve key informatics challenges across the translational spectrum.

The CD2H, launched in fall 2017, is here to help by creating additional resources, building impactful infrastructure, and further coalescing the community to develop and implement innovative solutions.

Our Innovative Approach

The CTSA National Center for Data to Health (CD2H) is improving patient outcomes by accelerating innovations in translational science. Our collaborative three-step process– Identify, Innovate, Implement– drives and rewards participation to solve key informatics challenges and supports an engaged CTSA community.

Identify

Identify

We convene diverse experts to identify key clinical and translational challenges and brainstorm solutions.
Join The Conversation
Invent

Invent

Project teams iteratively build solutions in collaboration with the community through CD2H Labs and CTSA DREAM Challenges.
Innovate With Us
Implement

Implement

We collaborate with the community to elevate, disseminate, and scale impactful solutions.
Tools for CTSAs

Our Leadership Team

Melissa Haendel, PhD
Melissa Haendel, PhD
Oregon Health & Science University,
CD2H Contact Program Director
Sean Mooney, PhD
Sean Mooney, PhD
University of Washington,
CD2H Co-Program Director
Justin Guinney, PhD
Justin Guinney, PhD
Sage Bionetworks,
CD2H Co-Program Director
Christopher Chute, MD DrPH
Christopher Chute, MD DrPH
Johns Hopkins University,
CD2H Co-Program Director
Kristi Holmes, PhD
Kristi Holmes, PhD
Northwestern University,
CD2H Co-Principal Investigator
Philip Payne, PhD
Philip Payne, PhD
Washington University in St. Louis,
CD2H Co-Principal Investigator
Chunlei Wu, PhD
Chunlei Wu, PhD
The Scripps Research Institute,
CD2H Co-Principal Investigator
Peter Robinson, MD
Peter Robinson, MD
Jackson Laboratory,
CD2H Co-Principal Investigator
Dave Eichmann, PhD
Dave Eichmann, PhD
The University of Iowa,
CD2H Co-Principal Investigator

External Advisory Board

Michael Becich, MD, PhD
Michael Becich, MD, PhD

Chairman and Distinguished University Professor, Department of Biomedical Informatics Associate Vice Chancellor for Informatics in the Health Sciences Associate Director, Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Phil Bourne, PhD
Phil Bourne, PhD

Stephenson Chair of Data Science and Director of the Data Science Institute and Professor of Biomedical Engineering University of Virginia Emeritus Associate Director for Data Science at the National Institutes of Health

Peter J. Embi, MD, MS, FACP, FACMI
Peter J. Embi, MD, MS, FACP, FACMI

President & CEO, Regenstrief Institute Sam Regenstrief Professor of Medicine, Associate Dean for Informatics & Health Services Research, IU School of Medicine Associate Director of Informatics, Indiana CTSI Vice-President for Learning Health Systems, IU Health

John Holmes, PhD, FACMI
John Holmes, PhD, FACMI

Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Informatics Professor of Medical Informatics in Epidemiology Associate Director for Medical Informatics, Penn Institute for Biomedical Informatics University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

Larry Hunter, PhD
Larry Hunter, PhD

Director of the Center for Computational Pharmacology Director of the Computational Bioscience Program University of Colorado Denver, School of Medicine

Genevieve Melton-Meaux, MD, PhD
Genevieve Melton-Meaux, MD, PhD

Professor of Surgery and Health Informatics Core Faculty University of Minnesota Chief Data and Health Informatics Officer Fairview Health Services

Rachel Richesson, MS, MPH, PhD, FACMI
Rachel Richesson, MS, MPH, PhD, FACMI

Associate director of research at the Duke Center for Health Informatics Associate Professor, Duke School of Nursing

CD2H Liaisons to DTFs 
and Other NCATS Initiatives

Entity Name cd2h representative
DTF Workforce development dtf Shannon McWeeney
DTF Collaboration/engagement DTF Philip Payne
DTF Integration Across the Lifespan DTF Nicole Weiskopf
DTF Methods and Processes DTF Kristi Holmes
DTF Informatics DTF Christopher Chute
CTSA Program CLIC Melissa Haendel
CTSA Program TIN Casey Overby Taylor
CTSA Program ACT Sean Mooney

DTF

  • Informatics DTF
    Christopher Chute
  • Methods and Processes DTF
    Kristi Holmes
  • Integration Across the Lifespan DTF
    Nicole Weiskopf
  • Collaboration/engagement DTF
    Philip Payne
  • Workforce development dtf
    Shannon McWeeney

CTSA Program

  • ACT
    Sean Mooney
  • TIN
    Casey Overby Taylor
  • CLIC
    Melissa Haendel

CD2H Citation Requirements

The CTSA Program National Center for Data to Health (CD2H) is supported by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) at the National Institutes of Health (Grant U24TR002306) to help guide the cultural and technological changes necessary for data and informatics to improve research and health care. If you conduct research that benefits from CD2H resources or personnel in some way, please cite our grant.

Please use the following language to acknowledge the CD2H in your publications and other research objects if you have used any CD2H services or resources:

Published Works:

Research reported in this work was supported by the National Institutes of Health’s National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, Grant Number U24TR002306. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.

All Other Research Projects:

This work was supported by the National Institutes of Health’s National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, Grant Number U24TR002306. This work is solely the responsibility of the creators and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.