The mission of the Center for Biomedical Research Informatics (CBRI) is to preserve and improve human life through innovative collection and use of biomedical data. CBRI builds upon NorthShore's award-winning electronic health record and extensive data warehouse to be the nationally recognized leader in biomedical research informatics.

Led by internationally known informatician, Jonathan C. Silverstein, MD, CBRI supports a matrix of multi-disciplinary teams reporting across NorthShore (e.g. Enterprise Data Warehouse team, Epic Optimization team, Research Institute) to drive forward the Center’s unique approach to innovating across the full continuum of care.

Since opening in January 2011, CBRI’s 30 scientists and staff collaborate across topics in basic bioscience, medicine, health systems, and public health, using methods from computational biology and imaging, biostatistics, personalized genomics, medical informatics and health services research. During that time CBRI scientists have published 100+ peer reviewed publications.

Supported by a portfolio of internal investment, philanthropy, grants, and industry contracts, CBRI works across a wide range of biomedical domains and computational methods to solve complex clinical challenges, ultimately changing the way medicine is practiced.

CBRI's supported faculty include:

Jonathan Silverstein, MD - Recruited from University of Chicago
Vice President and Davis Family Chair of Informatics

Goutham Rao, MD - Recruited from University of Pittsburgh
Associate Director, Biomedical Research Informatics

K.P. Unnikrishnan, PhD - Recruited from University of Michigan and formerly General Motors
Director, Biomedical Research Informatics

Shalowitz, Madeleine U., MD
Director, Biomedical Research Informatics

Tony Solomonides, Senior Scientist - Recruited from University of the West of England
Director, Biomedical Research Informatics


CBRI's staff include:

Research Institute Team
Statistician - Brittany Lapin, PhD, MPH
Statistician - Ying Zhou, PhD
Senior Programmer Analyst - Shaun Walters
Research Scientist I - Nigel Parsad, MS
Research Scientist I - Eric Brown, PhD
Research Scientist III - Chi Wang, PhD
Research Manager - Chelsea McKinney, PhD
Research Project Coordinator - Karen Reyes
Research Nurse - Nancy Goodman, RN
Research Assistant - Charlene Santos
Research Assistant - Deanna Hano

HIT, Epic Optimization Team - Senior Project Manager, Reni Craft
Senior Application Analyst - Darryck Maurer
Senior Application Analyst - Richard Chesis
Senior Application Analyst - Susan Stasinos

HIT, Enterprise Data Warehouse Team - Senior Project Manager, Nilesh Patil
Senior Programmer Analyst - Catherine Zhu
Programmer Analyst -Dalia Rodriguez

Clinical Analytics Team - Director, Chad Konchak, MBA
Senior Business Intelligence Analyst - Peter Arroyo
Business Intelligence Analyst - Barry Barrios
Business Intelligence Analyst - Jessica Reynolds
Senior Business Intelligence Analyst - Justin Lakeman
Business Intelligence Analyst - Mohammad Imran Beig