Andy Boyd is an Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago in the Department of Biomedical and Health Information Sciences. After completing his medical degree at University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, his postdoctoral work was in biomedical informatics at the University of Michigan under the mentorship of Prof. Brian Athey. His work included the NIH funded Michigan Clinical Research Collaboratory (MCRC), the state funded Michigan Center for Biological Information (MCBI) and the DARPA funded Virtual Soldier Project. He was on faculty at the University of Michigan in the Department of Psychiatry and a member of the Center for Computational Medicine and Biology and the University of Michigan Depression Center. He also worked for Cyberpusle, an electronic medical record company specializing in reports for cardiologists. He was a Research Assistant Professor in the department of Biomedical and Health Infomormations sciences for a few years.
Dr. Boyd is a biomedical and health informatics researcher. His primary area of interest is in data simplification to improve clinical outcomes. He has been collaborating on large interdisciplinary research projects since 2002 in the field of biomedical and health informatics. As part of the NIH Re-engineering the clinical research enterprise, he lead the development of the “Honest Broker” mechanism to safely share clinical data between treating clinicians across institutional boundaries.