Portrait photograph of ABCDS Oversight Director Nicoleta J. Economou-Zavlanos, PhD

Nicoleta Economou-Zavlanos, PhD

Director, Algorithm-Based Clinical Decision Support (ABCDS) Oversight

Nicoleta J Economou, PhD, serves as the director of the Algorithm-Based Clinical Decision Support (ABCDS) Oversight leading the operations and framework design effort for the governance, evaluation, and monitoring of ABCDS software at Duke. She also leads all Duke AI Health initiatives relevant to evaluation and governance of health AI technologies, along with leading operations of the Coalition for Health AI, a coalition establishing the guidelines and guardrails for health AI technologies. Previously, Dr. Economou led projects supporting a learning health system at Duke working alongside faculty and health system leadership to bring together people, processes, technologies, and data streams required to drive evidence-based continuous improvement and innovation in health care delivery and operations. Before joining Duke, she worked in the life-science and pharmaceutical industry, where she managed clinical analytics portfolios to drive data-informed decisions for drug development with key focus on clinical data review, clinical safety review, and clinical operations. Additionally, she developed, validated and deployed risk models and helped design and define metrics for monitoring clinical trials using analytics software. Dr. Economou did her postdoctoral training at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy and received her PhD in Biochemistry from Drexel University College of Medicine.