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M.D., MACC, Vice Chancellor for Health Data Science/Duke University School of Medicine

Robert M. Califf, MD, MACC, is Vice Chancellor for Health Data Science and Director of Duke Forge, the Center for Actionable Health Data Science at Duke Health, Donald F. Fortin, MD Professor of Cardiology in the Duke University School of Medicine, and Chair of the Board of the People Centered Research Foundation. He served as Commissioner of Food and Drugs in 2016-2017 during the Obama administration. Prior to joining the FDA, Dr. Califf was a professor of medicine and vice chancellor for clinical and translational research at Duke University. He was founding director of the Duke Clinical Research Institute. A nationally and internationally recognized expert in cardiovascular medicine, health outcomes research, healthcare quality, and clinical research, Dr. Califf has led many landmark clinical trials and is one of the most frequently cited authors in biomedical science, with more than 1,200 publications in peer-reviewed literature. Dr. Califf is a member of the National Academy of Medicine (formerly the Institute of Medicine). He has led major initiatives aimed at improving methods and infrastructure for clinical research and served on many NIH advisory committees, including the Institutes of Aging, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, National Cancer Institute and National Library of Medicine.

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