Suchi Saria and Joel Bader Join ICM Core Faculty


The Institute for Computational Medicine is pleased to announce the appointments of Suchi Saria and Joel Bader to our core faculty, bringing the total number of ICM core faculty to 17. Their research and participation will further enrich the Institute’s mission to develop and apply individualized computational models of disease that enable physicians to deliver improved patient care.

Suchi Saria, PhD is an Assistant Professor in Computer Science in the Whiting School of Engineering and in Health Policy & Management in the Bloomberg School of Public Health. She is a founding faculty member of the Center for Population Health Information Technology (CPHIT) and is jointly appointed in the Division of Health Sciences & Informatics. Dr. Saria received her PhD in Computer Science with Dr. Daphne Koller from Stanford University. Prior to arriving at Johns Hopkins in 2012, she spent a year as a National Science Foundation Computing Innovation Fellow at the Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard University. Her honors include a full undergraduate scholarship from Microsoft, a Rambus Fellowship, and an NSF Computing Innovation Fellowship. Her laboratory focuses on machine learning and novel decision support solutions that can improve the safety, quality and cost-effectiveness of the delivery of health care. Her work has led to the development of a fully non-invasive, inexpensive and rapid tool for risk prediction in premature infants that has shown to be significantly more accurate than the current standard of care. Her research has been featured on the cover of Science Translational Medicine (AAAS/Science press). Click here to view Dr. Saria’s profile.

Joel Bader, PhD is an Associate Professor in the Johns Hopkins Department of Biomedical Engineering and the Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Lab. His research elucidates how networks of genes and proteins achieve their function. The biological significance of this work has been to predict gene function based on network context, to identify functionally distinct modules representing protein complexes and pathways, and to establish links between genes and disease. Hundreds of his lab’s computational predictions have been validated experimentally. Click here to view Dr. Bader’s profile.

Welcome to the Institute, Suchi and Joel!

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