Shawn N Murphy, MD, PhD

Shawn N. Murphy, MD, PhD, is the Corporate Director of Research Information Systems and Computing at Partners HealthCare and an Associate Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School. He completed a fellowship in Medical Informatics at the Massachusetts General Hospital Laboratory of Computer Science, where he currently serves as an Associate Director.

Dr. Murphy developed the Research Patient Data Registry (RPDR) for Partners HealthCare, a large data warehouse with 6 million patients and 2 billion rows of clinical data, serving as a central clinical data registry for inpatient and outpatient encounters in order to support clinical research. The RPDR brings clinical information to the fingertips of over 3,000 active researchers. Dr. Murphy is also the chief architect and software development manager for the NIH Sponsored Informatics for Integrating Biology and the Bedside (i2b2), an open source project that integrates data from the hospital medical record and the bioinformatics community into a common software platform, with over 100 operating installations worldwide.