Peter J. Embi, MD, MS, FACP, FACMI, FAMIA, AMIA Board Chair, announced “It is my honor and privilege to recognize the significant contributions of these informatics leaders” as he named Shawn Murphy,  MD, PhD, FACMI, as the Donald A.B. Lindberg Awardee for Innovation in Infomatics. Embi continued ““AMIA is a multidisciplinary and diverse organization, and these awardees exemplify the best of our membership as they advance AMIA’s mission in all of the work they do. We celebrate their exceptional accomplishments.” 

Shawn Murphy

Shawn N. Murphy, MD, PhD, is the Chief Research Information Officer at Partners HealthCare and a Professor of Neurology and Biomedical Informatics 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 7 million patients and 3 billion rows of clinical data, serving as a central clinical data registry that brings clinical information to the fingertips of over 4,000 active researchers. Dr. Murphy is also the chief architect of 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 200 operating installations at hospitals worldwide.

Dr. Murphy is a member of the Board of Directors of the i2b2 TranSMART Foundation.