Director, Duke Center for Health Informatics, Duke Translational Medicine Institute
Director, Applied Informatics Research, Duke Health Technology Solutions
Director of Academic Affairs, MMCi Program, School of Medicine
Professor, Department of Community and Family Medicine, School of Medicine
Professor Emeritus, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Pratt School of Engineering
Research Professor, School of Nursing
Adjunct Professor, Fuqua School of Business


Dr. Hammond has extensive experience in the design and implementation of electronic health records, starting in 1970.  Dr. Hammond’s academic and industry leadership include, past president of the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) and AMIA Board member,  President and Fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics, three terms as Chair of Health Level Seven and HL7 committees, two terms as the Convenor of ISO Technical Committee 215, Working Group 2 and the current  Ambassador to Developing Countries and the chair of the Joint Initiative Council of ISO/CEN/HL7. He was Chair of the Data Standards Working Group of the Connecting for Health Public-Private Consortium and serves on the Board of the eHealth Initiative. He also served as Chair of the Computer-based Patient Record Institute and on the CPRI Board. He was a Chair of ACM SIGBIO, is an advisor to the American Hospital Association on health data standards and related matters, and chair of the Steering Committee for the Rockefeller-sponsored Open Enterprise eHealth Architecture Framework Project.

Dr. Hammond served as a member of the Institute of Medicine Committee on Patient Safety Data Standards.  He was a member of the National Library of Medicine Long Range Planning Committee and a member of the Healthcare Information Technology Advisory Panel of the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.  He has served on a number of NIH review committees, testified on a number of occasions for NCVHS, and has presented to several IOM committees. Dr. Hammond has served and is serving on a number of editorial boards, and has published over 300 technical articles.


Iain Sanderson, BM, BCh, M.Sc., FRCA

Vice Dean for Research Informatics, Duke School of Medicine
Co-Director, Duke Center for Health Informatics, Duke Translational Medicine Institute


Dr. Sanderson joined Duke Health Technology Solutions and the School of Medicine as Chief Research and Academic Information Officer in 2012. He was named Vice Dean for Research Informatics in January 2014.

Dr. Sanderson spent 14 years at Duke as an associate professor in the Department of Anesthesiology, and four years as Associate Chief Information Officer for the Duke University Health System. He left in 2007 to become the Chief Medical Information Officer for Health Sciences South Carolina, where he led the effort to bring an integrated clinical and translational research infrastructure to the state’s research universities and health systems. He also rebuilt biomedical informatics into a cohesive and effective program at the Medical University of South Carolina for its successful Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA).

As Vice Dean for Research Informatics, Dr. Sanderson provides leadership in biomedical informatics, research, education and technology innovation to support the academic and administrative needs of Duke’s research informatics community. He also serves as the primary information technology strategist for the School of Medicine.


Vivian West, PhD, MBA, RN

Associate Director, Duke Center for Health Informatics
Clinical Associate, Duke School of Nursing


Dr. West is the Associate Director of the Duke Center for Health Informatics and a clinical associate at the Duke University School of Nursing. Prior to moving to academia, Dr. West was the National Director of Nursing and Clinical Quality Management for a national infusion therapy company with headquarters in Boston, MA. She was the clinical member of a team appointed to develop the company’s data warehouse. During this time, she also led a clinical team evaluating one of the first glucometers built to transmit data over telephone lines and infusion pumps in patients’ homes controlled remotely by nurses in a homecare office.

Dr. West has an extensive clinical career in progressive management and administrative positions prior to receiving an MBA from Bryant College in Smithfield, RI. She earned a PhD in Nursing from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where her doctoral research examined the use of telemedicine in a rural home healthcare agency.  Prior to joining Duke University, she was the NLM Project Evaluation/Research Director for a large four-year telemedicine study conducted at East Carolina University, and a research assistant professor at the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Nursing, where she was a co-investigator of a diabetes study for children. Her interests include remote monitoring and mobile devices for health care, data visualization, and systems analysis.