Joel Dudley, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Joel Dudley
Joel Dudley, Ph.D.
Director, Center for Biomedical Informatics and Center for Precision Wellness; Assistant Professor, Genetics and Genomic Sciences
Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Connecting Precision Medicine to Precision Wellness towards a systems understanding of health and disease

This talk will focus on Mount Sinai’s efforts at the nexus of Big Data, Multiscale biology, and precision medicine. Dr. Dudley will discuss how Mount Sinai is applying the latest technologies from digital health, data science, and molecular profiling to organize, integrate, and learn from the digital universe of information towards better understanding of patient populations, disease mechanisms, and drug response.


Dr. Dudley is currently Director of the Center for Biomedical Informatics, Director of the Center for Precision Wellness and Assistant Professor of Genetics and Genomic Sciences at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Prior to Mount Sinai, he held positions as Co-founder and Director of Informatics at NuMedii, Inc. and Consulting Professor of Systems Medicine in the Department of Pediatrics at Stanford University School of Medicine, where he participated in leading research to incorporate genome sequencing into clinical practice (published in The Lancet, Cell, and PLoS Genetics). Dr. Dudley’s current research is focused towards solving key problems in genomics and precision medicine through the development and application of translational and biomedical informatics methodologies. His lab publishes in the areas of bioinformatics, genomic medicine, personal and clinical genomics, as well as drug and biomarker discovery. His recent work with co-authors describing a novel systems based approach for computational drug repositioning (published in Science Translational Medicine) was featured in the print edition of the Wall Street Journal, and earned designation as the NHGRI Director’s Genome Advance of the Month. He is co-author of the book Exploring Personal Genomics from Oxford University Press. He received a BS in Microbiology from Arizona State University and an MS and PhD in Biomedical Informatics from Stanford University School of Medicine.

Organization Description

Research at Dudley Lab focuses on the development and use of translational and biomedical informatics approaches to address critical challenges in systems medicine and biomedical informatics. We are interested in identifying and developing novel therapeutic and diagnostic approaches for human disease through integration and analysis of molecular and clinical data, and also work at the nexus of data science and digital health.

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai



The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is an international leader in medical and scientific training, biomedical research, and patient care. It is the medical school for the Mount Sinai Health System, which includes seven hospital campuses, and has more than 5,000 faculty and nearly 2,000 students, residents and fellows.

The Department of Genetics and Genomic Sciences is a traditional medical-academic department at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai that conducts basic research, trains fellows who specialize in research or counseling, and educates the next generation of doctors and genetic counselors in cutting-edge precision medicine techniques. Additionally, the Department, as part of a major medical center, is the home to our genetic testing lab and medical genetics clinic.