ICBI Faculty and Staff

Director, Health Information Technology and Operations
Adil Alaoui, Director of Health Information Technology and Operations, provides leadership, integrated management, and strategic direction to align research requirements with technical solutions. He is responsible for the design and implementation of Health Information Exchange approaches to integrate disparate systems and maintain heterogeneous data in secure research data warehouses for secondary use.

Robert Beckman, M.D. is currently Professor of Oncology and of Biostatistics, Bioinformatics, and Biomathematics at Georgetown University Medical Center. Dr. Beckman is an oncology clinical researcher and mathematical biologist, whose goals are to develop cancer therapies and to improve the way cancer therapies are developed and deployed in patients, with emphasis on personalized medicine, tumor heterogeneity, and tumor evolution.

Database Engineer Lead & Research Instructor Faculty 
Camelia Bencheqroun is a Database Engineer Lead in the Innovation Center for Biomedical Informatics (ICBI) and Research Instructor Faculty at Georgetown University. Before joining ICBI, Camelia worked as a Business Intelligence Analyst for several companies in France and Canada. She has over 12 years of experience in Data Integration, Data Visualization, and Software development. She received her Master’s in Information Technology from Paris 1 Pantheon Sorbonne in France.

Krithika Bhuvaneshwar, MS

Adjunct Instructor

Ms. Krithika Bhuvaneshwar is a Senior Bioinformatician at the Innovation Center for Biomedical Informatics (ICBI), Georgetown University. She is also Research Instructor Faculty for the Health Informatics and Data Science (HIDS) Program.

Adjunct Faculty
Dr. Simina Boca’s research primarily focuses on the development of methods and tools for the analysis of “omics” data, including genomics and metabolomics, especially as they relate to cancer. Further areas of substantive interest include cancer epidemiology and population genetics. Dr. Boca was previously a postdoctoral fellow in the Biostatistics Branch within the Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics at the National Cancer Institute. She holds a Ph.D. in Biostatistics and an M.H.S. in Bioinformatics from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She is currently Associate Director of Statistical Science at Astra Zeneca.

Database Engineer
Jia Li Dong is a Database Engineer in the Innovation Center for Biomedical Informatics (ICBI) at Georgetown University. She has several years of experience in statistical modeling and machine learning, including predictive modeling using time series, NLP, and neural networks. She enjoys taking creative approaches to data visualization and solving complex data problems. 

Samir Gupta PhD

Research Faculty, Informatics

Dr. Samir Gupta is a Research Faculty at ICBI. He joined the ICBI team in April 2019. He is a computer scientist by training and his research interests are in the areas of Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Machine Learning (ML) and its applications to the biomedical and clinical domain.

Yuriy Gusev, PhD

Associate Professor
Dr. Yuriy Gusev has over 20 years of experience in academic and industry research in the fields of bioinformatics, systems biology, biomarker discovery, and computational modeling of biological systems. He has over 70 peer-reviewed publications in the areas of microRNA, gene, and protein expression profiling in cancer and other human diseases; and quantitative analysis and mathematical modeling of cancer progression and chromosomal instability. He is a Bioinformatics Lead at the Georgetown Innovation Center for Biomedical Informatics (ICBI) and he is responsible for directing the analytical team in the development of pipelines for multi-omics and Next Generation Sequencing data analysis and integration.

Sr. Clinical Database Lead
Mrs. Kanchi Krishnamurthy is an accomplished Clinical Database Programmer with many years of experience in bioinformatics. She holds her master’s degree in Computer Application from Madurai Kamaraj University in India. Kanchi is an Oracle Certified Forms Developer (OCP) and is responsible for maintaining the clinical database and managing the interface with data managers at Georgetown University’s Clinical Research Management Office (CRMO).

Subha Madhavan, PhD

Founding Director, Adjunct Faculty
Dr. Subha Madhavan is the Founding Director of the Innovation Center for Biomedical Informatics (ICBI) and Adjunct Faculty of Oncology. She is a world-class leader in data science, clinical informatics and health IT has led several biomedical informatics efforts including the software development of Georgetown Database of Cancer (G-DOC) a resource for both researchers and clinicians to realize the goals of personalized medicine.

Assistant Professor
Dr. Matthew McCoy joined ICBI as a new faculty member in November 2016. Interested in using computational methods and multi-scale modeling to study the underlying mechanisms of genetic disease, Dr. McCoy’s current research aims to understand how genomic mutations alter protein function, and how functional changes impact the emergent behavior in biological systems.

Director of ICBI, Professor of Biomedical Informatics
Dr. Peter McGarvey is Research Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular & Cellular Biology, Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC). Has academic and commercial experience in molecular biology, biotechnology, bioinformatics and software development, and his research interests include genomic and proteomic analysis, biological databases, and data visualization.

Scientific Director of the National Center for Human Factors in Healthcare; Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Georgetown University School of Medicine

Dr. Miller is the Scientific Director of the National Center for Human Factors in Healthcare and Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Georgetown University School of Medicine. She is a clinically oriented human factors researcher focusing on medical decision-making and behavior, informatics, and the assessment of medical interventions and practices with an emphasis on usability, human error, and patient safety. Her portfolio includes federally funded work from the National Institutes of Health, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, and the National Science Foundation.

Senior Clinical Informaticist, MedStar Institute for Innovation

Dr. Hank Rappaport is a Senior Clinical Informaticist in the MedStar Institute for Innovation, a setting in which he creates novel applications of information technology to meet the needs of the healthcare environment. Areas of interest include data analytics, workflow and quality improvement, care coordination, and applications of 3D printing in healthcare.

Tableau Developer / Clinical Database Analyst 
Shuo is a top-performed Data Specialist at ICBI with extensive experience in Data Manipulation, Tableau Visualization and Statistical Analysis. She enjoys combing her analytical and technical skills and leverage data to improve healthcare system and is passionate about driving actionable business decisions through the use of data visualization.

Yili Zhang PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr. Zhang is a Postdoctoral Fellow at The Innovation Center for Biomedical Informatics (ICBI) at Georgetown University. Her research interests involve clinical data analysis, cancer informatics, medical data quality, and health toolkit development by adopting machine learning and statistical methods.