General Information

CGRB has begun a new program in Health Data & Informatics (HDI). The HDI Program is focused on providing resource planning support, establishing new resources, and developing opportunities for collaboration for researchers whose research involves health data. Such research includes but may not be limited to research that involves collecting, managing, integrating, analyzing, and applying diverse biomedical and health-related data. It may also include developing new data methods and/or tools for use with health data. We recognize that health data and informatics research and expertise may reside in any college or program and aim to involve interested faculty and students from across OSU and affiliates. We are also engaging external stakeholders with interests in data-intensive biomedical and health research.


About Us


Denise M. Hynes

Denise Hynes received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Loyola University of Chicago, School of Nursing, Master of Public Health degree from Johns Hopkins University, School of Hygiene and Public Health, and her Doctoral degree (PhD) from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, School of Public Health. Dr. Hynes has been a Research Scientist in the US Department of Veterans Affairs since 1991, currently appointed at the Portland VA Health Care System as a part of the Center to Improve Veteran Involvement in Care (CIVIC). She joined Oregon State University as Professor in the College of Public Health and Human Sciences and as the Program Director of the new Health Data & Informatics (HDI) Program in the Center for Genome Research and Biocomputing in 2018. She also holds a courtesy faculty appointment at the Oregon Health and Science University, School of Nursing.

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Matthew Peterson

Matthew Peterson earned a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin–Madison and an M.S. in Applied Information Management from the University of Oregon. Matthew is responsible for managing and supporting the CGRB’s deployment of REDCap (Research Electronic Data Capture) and assisting researchers with their health-related data management needs.

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