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Cynthia Brandt, M.D, MPH
Cynthia Brandt, M.D, MPH
Yale School of Medicine
VA Connecticut Health Care System, West Haven, CT

Research Interests: Big Data, Clinical Decision, Healthcare Informatics, Musculoskeletal, Research Methods, Women Health, Public Health and Prevention

Dr. Cynthia Brandt’s informatics career has been focused on building informatics infrastructure for clinical research, including the implementation of computerized clinical practice guidelines and informatics to support data and informatics needs for many multi-site clinical trials and research projects. She currently has funded projects that use the VA’s electronic medical record data from various systems including the national data warehouse. She is also the Co-Director of the VA Postdoctoral fellowship in informatics as well as Co-PI of the NLM funded Informatics Fellowship at Yale. Since 2007, Dr. Brandt has been Co-Director for Clinical Informatics of the Informatics Core of Yale’s CTSA focusing on clinical informatics as it relates to clinical and translational research. She has directed and/or co-directed several Data Coordinating Centers and Informatics Cores for Multi-site and large research groups in the past, the Cancer Genetics Network, the Center for Translational Neuroscience of Alcoholism, and the Veterans Aging Cohort Study.


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