Associate Directors

Malabika Sen, PhD, MBA

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Malabika Sen, PhD, MBA, is the  Associate Director for Economic Partnerships and Outreach at the Institute for Precision Medicine (IPM). Dr. Sen has been at the University of Pittsburgh for over 17 years. Prior to joining the IPM, Dr. Sen was a Research Associate Professor in the Division of Hematology/Oncology at the UPMC Hillman Cancer…

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Richard Duerr, MD

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Dr. Duerr holds the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Genetic Research Chair and is a Professor of Medicine, Human Genetics, and Clinical and Translational Science at the University of Pittsburgh. He is Co-Director and Scientific Director of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center and has been involved in research related to inflammatory bowel…

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Jennifer M. Xavier, PhD

Jennifer M. Xavier, PhD

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Jennifer Xavier, PhD is the Associate Director of Research, Institute of Precision Medicine, and Research Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Chemical Biology at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Xavier joined the University of Pittsburgh in 2017 after ten years of post-doctorate research focusing on pharmacology, genetics and precision medicine. Dr. Xavier trained at St Jude…

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Jonathan C. Silverstein, MD, MS, FACS, FACMI

Jonathan C. Silverstein, MD, MS, FACS, FACMI

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Jonathan C. Silverstein, MD, MS, FACS, FACMI is the Chief Research Informatics Officer, Department of Biomedical Informatics and Visiting Professor of Biomedical Informatics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Internationally known for his expertise and research in the application of advanced computing architectures to biomedicine, Dr. Silverstein was Vice President and Davis Family Chair of Informatics at NorthShore…

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Lisa S. Parker, PhD

Lisa S. Parker, PhD

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Lisa S. Parker, PhD is the Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote Professor of Bioethics, Director of the Center for Bioethics & Health Law, and Professor of Human Genetics in the Graduate School of Public Health. She directs the University’s interdisciplinary Master of Arts in Bioethics Program in The Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences, and is…

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Mylynda B. Massart, MD, PhD

Mylynda B. Massart, MD, PhD

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Mylynda B. Massart, M.D., Ph.D., is a board-certified Family Medicine physician at UPMC, and assistant professor at the University of Pittsburgh.  She completed her doctoral degree at the University of Utah in Molecular Biology/Biochemistry and her medical degree from Oregon Health Sciences University.  She currently serves as the founder and director of the UPMC Primary…

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Peter Lucas, MD, PhD

Peter Lucas, MD, PhD

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Dr Lucas currently serves as the Vice Chair for Translational Pathology Imaging and Professor of Pathology and Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh. In addition to directing his own research group, Dr Lucas co-chairs the NRG Oncology Pathology Committee and is Director of Pathology for the NSABP Foundation. Dr Lucas is also the…

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Philip Empey, PharmD, PhD

Philip Empey, PharmD, PhD

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Dr. Philip Empey is the Associate Director for Pharmacogenomics of the Pitt/UPMC Institute for Precision Medicine and leads the PreCISE-Rx and Test2Learn teams to implement pharmacogenomics clinical, research, and educational initiatives. He also directs the University of Pittsburgh – Thermo Fisher Scientific Pharamcogenomics Center of Excellence which is deploying population scale preemptive pharmagenomics testing (to…

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