West featured in CTSA Profile: Promoting Informatics to Improve Human Health

West

Vivian West, PhD, Associate Director for the

Duke Center for Health Informatics (DCHI)

 

Ask Vivian West, PhD, what her daily routine is like and she’ll laugh. “I don’t like routine,” she says. “I’m always interested in anything new.”

That’s a useful attitude for someone involved in health informatics, the burgeoning, interdisciplinary field that includes everything from data mining, human interface design, decision support, databases, to algorithms for analyzing and visualizing massive amounts of data, all in the service of improving healthcare.

Here, in her own words, are some reflections from West on the path that has led her to serve as the Associate Director for the Duke Center for Health Informatics (link is external) (DCHI) [pronounced “dee-chee”], a program supported in part by the Duke CTSA.

 

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