CHIP 25 | Ken Mandl, MD

Dr. Mandl directs CHIP (The Computational Health Informatics Program) at Boston Children's Hospital and is the Donald A.B. Lindberg Professor of Pediatrics and Professor of Biomedical Informatics at Harvard Medical School. His work at the intersection of population and individual health has had a unique and sustained influence on the developing field of biomedical informatics. He was a pioneer of the first personally controlled health record systems, crowdsourcing patient knowledge from social media, and real time biosurveillance. Mandl co-developed SMART, a widely-adopted approach to enable a health app written once to access digital data and run anywhere in the healthcare system. Recently the 21st Century Cures Act made SMART a universal property of the healthcare system, enabling innovators to rapidly reach market-scale and patients and doctors to access data and an “app store for health.” He applies open source inventions to lead EHR research networks and is a leader of the Genomics Research and Innovation Network. Mandl was advisor to two Directors of the CDC and chaired the Board of Scientific Counselors of the NIH’s National Library of Medicine. He has been elected to multiple honor societies including the American Society for Clinical Investigation, Society for Pediatric Research, American College of Medical Informatics and American Pediatric Society. He received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers and the Donald A.B. Lindberg Award for Innovation in Informatics.