Michael Pencina, Ph.D. Secretary and Treasurer Chief Data Scientist, Duke Health Vice Dean for Data Science Director of Duke AI Health Professor of Biostatistics & Bioinformatics, Duke University School of Medicine

Michael J. Pencina, PhD, is Duke Health’s chief data scientist and serves as vice dean for data science, director of Duke AI Health, and professor of biostatistics and bioinformatics at the Duke University School of Medicine. His work bridges the fields of data science, health care, and AI, and builds upon Duke’s national leadership in trustworthy AI. Dr. Pencina co-founded and co-chairs Duke Health’s Algorithm-Based Clinical Decision Support (ABCDS) Oversight Committee and serves as co-director of Duke’s Collaborative to Advance Clinical Health Equity (CACHE). He spearheads Duke’s role as a founding partner of the Coalition for Health AI (CHAI) whose mission is to increase the trustworthiness of AI by developing guidelines to drive high-quality health care through the adoption of credible, fair, and transparent health AI systems. Dr. Pencina is an internationally recognized authority in the evaluation of AI tools and algorithms. Guideline groups rely on his work to advance best practices for the application of algorithms in clinical medicine. With over 100,000 citations, he has been recognized by Thomson Reuters/Clarivate Analytics among the world’s most “highly cited researchers” in clinical medicine and social sciences.