Portrait of Duke AI Health Director Michael J. Pencina, PhD

Michael Pencina, PhD


As Vice Dean for Data Science, Dr. Pencina is 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 Duke University School of Medicine. He leads the School’s data science 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 is a professor of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics at Duke University and served as director of Biostatistics at the Duke Clinical Research Institute (DRCI). He is an internationally recognized expert in risk prediction model development and evaluation. Expert panels and guideline groups frequently recommend methods for quantifying improvement in model performance proposed in his research.


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