Clinical Research Informatics (CRI) at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center focus on the application of computational methods to solve problems in biological, biomedical, clinical, and translational research areas. Indeed, many modern scientific problems are too large or complicated to be tractable using conventional methods. The CRI group fills this gap by providing services, products, and advice to the Georgetown Cancer Research Community including consolidation of existing databases and the development of new infrastructure and analytic tools to build the Georgetown Database of Cancer (G-DOC®).
The CRI group is led by Subha Madhavan, MS, PhD, research assistant professor of Oncology at Georgetown Lombardi. She joined Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center on September 15, 2009 as the first Director of Clinical Research Informatics. Madhavan holds a doctorate in molecular biology from the Uniformed Services University for Health Sciences, as well as a master's degree in computer information systems from the University of Maryland.
Most recently, she served as Associate Director at the National Cancer Institute's Center for Biomedical Informatics and IT where she led the development of several bioinformatics programs including the platform supporting the REMBRANDT project, which received the Service to America Medal in 2005.