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 Duke School of Medicine Vice Dean for Data Science Michael J. Pencina, PhD with Managing Director Shelley Rusincovitch, MMCi, an informaticist and technical leader, and advised by Richard Shannon, MD, the Chief Quality Officer and Chief Medical Officer for Duke Health, and Jennifer Lodge, PhD, the Vice President for Research and Innovation at Duke University. 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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Senior Advisory Board

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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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AI Ethics and Evaluation Specialist

Seanna Horan

Administrative Partner,
Vice Dean, Data Science

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Director, ABCDS Oversight

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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



Dr. Michael Cary

Equity Scholar

Ben Goldstein

Associate Professor of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics

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Director of Radiology Imaging