Peter Embi, who joins the Regenstrief Institute as president and chief executive officer on December 15, has been selected as chair-elect of the board of directors of the American Medical Informatics Association. It is the largest international professional biomedical and health informatics association. The four-year term includes a one-year term as chair-elect, two years as the chair of the association’s 21-person board of directors, and a final year as chair-emeritus.
Embi is an internationally respected expert in biomedical informatics, the application of computer and information sciences to health care and biomedical research. He has been a member of the AMIA since October 2000, and a board member since January 2015. In 2012, he was also inducted as a fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics. Embi joins the Regenstrief Institute following six years at the Ohio State University, most recently as associate dean for research informatics at Ohio State’s medical school. Regenstrief is recognized for pioneering work in the fields of medical informatics, aging, and health services research and for the practical application of this research to global needs — present and future. In addition to his leadership position at the Regenstrief Institute, Embi will serve as Sam Regenstrief professor of informatics and health services and as associate dean for informatics and health services research at Indiana University School of Medicine, associate director for informatics at the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute and vice president for learning health systems at Indiana University Health.

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