Albert M. Lai, PhD

Albert  M. Lai, PhD

Albert M. Lai, PhD

Deputy Director, Institute for Informatics (I2) Chief Research Information Officer, School of Medicine Associate Professor of General Medical Sciences, School of Medicine

Dr. Lai is the deputy director for the Institute for Informatics and an associate professor of General Medical Sciences. Dr. Lai also serves as the inaugural chief research information officer (CRIO) at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Dr. Lai specializes in the development of research informatics infrastructure and is well recognized in the fields of clinical research informatics and consumer health informatics. His recent research has focused on the application of natural language processing, temporal reasoning and information fusion to generate a longitudinal computable phenotype to support clinical trial prescreening. His research portfolio has been supported by a combination of NCATS, NLM, NCI, AHRQ and PCORI grants and contracts. Previously, Dr. Lai served as the associate chief research information officer at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.