Pencina named Vice Dean for Data Science and Information Technology for School of Medicine

Dean Mary Klotman announced today the appointment of Michael Pencina, PhD, to the position of vice dean for data science and information technology for the Duke University School of Medicine. Dr. Pencina will begin his service effective immediately.

Currently a professor of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics at Duke University, Dr. Pencina has also served as director of Biostatistics at Duke Clinical Research Institute (DRCI).  In his new role as vice dean, Dr. Pencina will be a senior member of the dean’s leadership team, responsible for developing and implementing quantitative science strategies as they pertain to the education and training, and laboratory, clinical science, and data science missions of the School of Medicine.  He will lead the School’s IT strategic direction and investments, working in collaboration with the vice presidents and chief information officers of Duke Health and Duke University’s Office of Information Technology.

Dr. Pencina received his PhD in Mathematics and Statistics from Boston University. He joined the Duke faculty in 2013. Prior to joining Duke, Dr. Pencina served as an associate professor in the Department of Biostatistics at Boston University and the Framingham Heart Study and as director of Statistical Consulting at the Harvard Clinical Research Institute.