Clinical Informatics Program Manager
Jianji Jenny Yang, Ph.D., is a clinical informatics program manager in ODSS, where she focuses on supporting NICHD data-sharing and reuse efforts to accelerate scientific progress. She co-leads NICHD's Data and Specimen Hub (DASH), a curated and controlled access data repository for NICHD-funded researchers to share de-identified clinical data and associated biospecimens. She also works closely with colleagues on building an NICHD data ecosystem that enables data, governance, and system interoperability and facilitates collaboration for innovative research.
Prior to joining ODSS, Dr. Yang worked for the Veterans Health Administration at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). She served as the director for clinical informatics and population health in the Office of Integrated Veteran Care (formerly the Office of Community Care), where she focused on developing clinical informatics tools to support veterans’ timely access to high-quality care. She also co-led the Data Stewardship Subcommittee under the VA's Data Governance Council, which established policies and standards to manage the VA's data as a strategic asset across its lifecycle. Dr. Yang's career in the VA also included work in the areas of health care quality improvement, population health management, and data science in medicine (e.g., application of machine learning and natural language processing technologies in health care).
Dr. Yang received her Ph.D. in biomedical informatics from Oregon Health & Science University.