Dr. Neil Sarkar is the Founding Director of the Center for Biomedical Informatics and Associate Professor at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. He is the Interim President and CEO of the Rhode Island Quality Institute, Rhode Island’s designated Regional Health Information Organization. His work is dedicated to furthering biomedical informatics educational and research agenda across the entire spectrum of biomedicine, from molecules to populations. Dr. Sarkar is an elected Fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics and is the Founding Editor-In-Chief for JAMIA Open. Dr. Sarkar’s work has been funded by sources such as the National Science Foundation, the Ellison Medical Foundation, the Medical Library Association, and the National Institutes of Health. He has been an author on over 100 peer-reviewed articles, which span topics from comparative genomics using phylogenetic approaches to population-level trend detection and predictive modeling in clinical and public health contexts.