Subha Madhavan, PhD

Clinical Research Informatics

Subha Madhavan, PhD, joined the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center in 2008 as the first Director of Clinical Research Informatics and Research Assistant Professor of Oncology. Her research occurs at the intersection of biomedical science and informatics. In her role at Lombardi, she coordinates informatics-related activities, bringing together existing databases and creating new infrastructure and analytic tools to build the Georgetown Database of Cancer (G-DOC).  She also directs the Systems Medicine efforts at Georgetown to enable novel and better diagnostics and therapeutics by effective use of information technology.  She also establishes standard processes for patient consenting, PHI data handling, and data sharing across clinical and research practices.  Dr. 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.