We are delighted to announce the appointment of Dr. Joseph Finkelstein, a pioneer of informatics-empowered telehealth, as a Professor in the Tenure Track and DBMI’s Vice-Chair for Clinical Data Science and Telemedicine Informatics. Dr. Finkelstein will join us on February 16, 2023, from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, where he has been serving as the CRIO, Senior Associate Dean for Information Technology, and Professor of Population Health Science and Policy. He has also been serving as the Director of the Center for Biomedical and Population Health Informatics and the Associate Director for Cancer Information Technology at the Tisch Cancer Institute, where he leads a core service focused on access to information technology and data analysis for cancer researchers. Dr. Finkelstein is also a board member of the Society for Artificial Intelligence in Medicine (AIME) and will lead the scientific program of the 22nd international conference on Artificial Intelligence in Medicine (AIME 2024), which will be held in the USA.
Dr. Finkelstein’s research focuses on the development, evaluation, and implementation of novel healthcare technologies aimed at facilitating the delivery of precision digital health interventions to improve healthcare outcomes. His research includes: (1) AI-driven personalized interactive patient engagement, empowerment, and counseling; (2) informatics-enhanced telehealth and telerehabilitation for guideline-concordant disease management, care coordination, and pharmacogenomics-driven medication optimization; and (3) healthcare analytics for quality improvement and predictive modeling of individual chronic disease trajectories. You can learn more about his research here.
Dr. Finkelstein’s research synergizes and complements our existing translational clinical and translational informatics programs as well as strengthens and broadens our data science expertise, further enriching our research portfolio and education program. Dr. Finkelstein holds an MD and a PhD in Biomedical Cybernetics from Pirogov State Medical University in Moscow and an MA in Biomedical Informatics from Columbia University under the advisor, George Hripcsak, MD, MS who also advised Dr. Finkelstein during his 3-year postdoctoral fellowship in Biomedical Informatics.
Please join us in welcoming Dr. Joseph Finkelstein to our DBMI community.