Housed within the School of Medicine but drawing leadership, resources, and insights from across the entire University, AI Health’s executive leadership combines clinical knowledge and quantitative insight. AI Health is led by the Chief Data Scientist for Duke Health and Duke School of Medicine Vice Dean for Data Science Michael Pencina, PhD with Managing Director Shelley Rusincovitch, MMCi, an informaticist and technical leader, and Director of Data Science Ben Goldstein, PhD, an expert in health data science and biostatistics. AI Health is advised by Richard Shannon, MD, the Chief Quality Officer and Chief Medical Officer for Duke Health. Under their guidance, AI Health is devoted to growing ethical and equitable data science and addressing the most urgent and difficult challenges in medicine and population health.


Managing Director

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Director of Data Science

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Senior Advisory Board


The AI Health team is comprised of experienced professionals with unique expertise in a team-based approach to AI and ML research, operations, strategy, finance, and administration.

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Communications Director for Evaluation


Evaluation Lead, ABCDS Oversight

Marcella Darlymple

Associate Director of Strategic Development and Business Partnerships

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Director, ABCDS Oversight

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AI Ethics and Evaluation Specialist

Seanna Horan

Administrative Partner,
Vice Dean, Data Science


Program Coordinator

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Director, Communications

Duke AI Health Associate Director Andrew Olson, MPP

Associate Director, Policy Strategy and Solutions for Health Data Science

Tiffany Torres

Program Coordinator

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Evaluation Program Leader, ABCDS Oversight



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Armando Bedoya

Duke Health Chief Data Officer for Quality

Dr. Michael Cary

Duke AI Health Equity Scholar

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Fan Li

Professor of Statistical Science


Ozanan Meireles

Duke AI Health Director of Surgery

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Gina-Maria Pomann

Director, Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Research Design (BERD) Methods Core

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Duke AI Health Director of Radiology Imaging


Lee Tiedrich

Duke AI Health Responsible Technology Scholar


Michael Zavlanos

Professor in the Thomas Lord Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science


Sam Berchuck

Sam Berchuck

Assistant Professor of Biostatistics & Bioinformatics

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Matt Engelhard

Assistant Professor of Biostatistics & Bioinformatics; Director of the AI Health Data Science Fellowship Program

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Chuan Hong

Assistant Professor of Biostatistics & Bioinformatics



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Amanda Brucker

Biostatistician III, Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Research Design (BERD) Methods Core

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Adolphus Bryant

Financial Management Analyst, Office of the Executive Vice Dean for Administration


Operations Coordinator, Duke Clinical & Translational Science Institute (CTSI)

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Sierra Lindo

Project Planner, Duke Clinical & Translational Science Institute (CTSI)


Lacey Rende

Project Planner, Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Research Design (BERD) Methods Core