Kenneth R Gersing
Division of Clinical Innovation, NCATS
Dr. Kenneth Gersing serves as the Director of Informatics for the Division of Clinical Innovation at National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS), National Institutes of Health. His focus is on the advancement of integrated health and research data and the use of cutting-edge informatics technology to translate discovery data into improved patient outcomes. Before joining NCATS, he served as the director of clinical information services in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health at Duke University Medical Center. At Duke, Dr. Gersing’s work focused on the use of evidence-based electronic information systems to improve quality and efficacy of mental health care. In 1999, Gersing created MindLinc, an electronic medical record and practice management system, and served as the chief information officer for the system until December 2015. During his career, Dr. Gersing has received funding from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the National Science Foundation, and multiple private/public industry grants and contracts. He has served as a conference speaker and advisory committee member for industry and academic centers. Dr. Gersing has published or presented more than 50 papers and posters in the field of medical informatics, including the use of “Big Data” in prospective/retrospective research, computer visualization, clinical decision support, patient privacy, predictive modeling for psychiatric disorders, behavioral health ontologies, electronic health records (EHRs) as single source in clinical trials, integrating EHRs, and continuing medical education in medical informatics. Dr. Gersing earned his medical degree in 1993 at the University of Washington in Seattle and completed his psychiatric residency at Duke in 1997.