Dara Kozak

Sr. Manager

Dara joined the UPMC Genome Center in June 2017.  She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Science/Computer Science from the University of Pittsburgh in 2000.  Dara has almost 20 years of IT experience in areas such as Quality Assurance, Data Warehousing, Master Data Management/Data Governance, Managing Custom Applications, and IT Infrastructure.  She started at UPMC in 2012 and has gained a great deal of experience in many of UPMC’s applications as well as becoming an expert in integrating patient, provider, and genomic data from different sources such as EPIC, Cerner, and Medipac. As the Genome Center’s Senior Manager of Data and Technology, Dara will oversee all IT aspects of the lab.  It is her responsibility to provide the most up to date technology and security while ensuring a seamless integration of the highest quality data.