Randi Foraker, MA, PhD

Associate Professor, School of Medicine; Director, Public Health Data and Training Center, Institute for Public Health; Faculty Lead, Population Health Informatics, Institute for Informatics
administrative data, bioinformatics, biostatistics, cancer, cardiovascular disease, chronic disease, data science, data visualization, decision support, disparities, GIS, population health, research design, socioeconomic status

Dr. Foraker serves as Director for the Data Management and Training Center for the Institute for Public Health and is the Faculty Lead for Population Health Informatics in the Institute for Informatics. She specializes in the design of population-based studies and the integration of electronic health record data with socioeconomic indicators, and is well recognized in the field of cardiovascular disease epidemiology. Her recent research has focused on the application of clinical decision support to complement risk scoring in primary care, cardiology, and oncology. Her research portfolio has been supported by a combination of governmental and industry grants and contracts. Previously, Dr. Foraker served as an Associate Professor of Epidemiology at The Ohio State University College of Public Health. Dr. Foraker received her PhD in epidemiology from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where her research focused on evaluating the impact of socioeconomic status on incident cardiovascular disease, receipt of cardiovascular treatments, and the progression of heart failure. Dr. Foraker also received her undergraduate and