The Regenstrief Institute Inc. at the Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis has a new leader. Peter Embi, who currently serves as associate dean for research informatics at Ohio State University’s College of Medicine, has been named president and chief executive officer of the institute and will begin his new role in December.
Embi will also take on several other roles in addition to leading the institute. He will serve as associate dean for informatics and health services research and professor of medicine at the IU School of Medicine, associate director for informatics at the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute, vice president for learning health systems at IU Health and the Sam Regenstrief Professor of Informatics and Health Services.
"This is a critical time for health care and biomedical research, and the work our investigators do, in collaboration with our health care partners, is essential to transforming the way we practice," said Embi. "I am very enthusiastic about the impacts we can have on the health of our patients and communities, and I am honored by the opportunity to lead the Regenstrief Institute into the future."
Embi succeeds William Tierney, who now serves as chair of population health for the Dell Medical School at the University of Texas at Austin. Regenstrief is a nonprofit medical research organization that deals with biomedical informatics, health services and aging research.