Jessica Tenenbaum, PhD, FACMI

2018 to 2020

North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services &
Duke University Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics

Dr. Jessica Tenenbaum is the Chief Data Officer (CDO) for North Carolina's Department of Health and Human Services and a founding faculty member of the Division of Translational Biomedical Informatics in Duke University's Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics. Dr. Tenenbaum serves on the Board of Scientific Counselors for the National Library of Medicine, recently stepped down as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Biomedical Informatics, and serves on several editorial and advisory boards. She is past Chair of AMIA's Genomics and Translational Bioinformatics Working Group, and co-founder and past Chair of the Mental Health Informatics Working Group. She has also served on several AMIA Committees and Task Forces including the Women in AMIA (WIA) Committee and WIA Leadership and Awards subcommittee.

After earning her bachelor’s degree in biology, Dr. Tenenbaum worked as a program manager at Microsoft Corporation in Redmond, WA for six years before pursuing a PhD in biomedical informatics at Stanford University.