Dr. Chunhua Weng is a Professor of Biomedical Informatics at Columbia University and an elected fellow of American College of Medical Informatics (ACMI) and International Academy of Health Sciences Informatics (IAHSI). She has been co-leading the Biomedical Informatics Resource for the Columbia CTSA (The Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Science) since 2011. She is also an Associate Editor for Journal of Biomedical Informatics. Dr. Weng holds a Ph.D. in Biomedical and Health Informatics from University of Washington at Seattle. Dr. Weng’s long-term goal is to improve the rigor, efficiency, patient centeredness, and generalizability of clinical research by developing novel informatics and data science methods to address stakeholder needs throughout the life cycle of clinical evidence, from evidence generation to evidence retrieval, appraisal, synthesis and dissemination. As an active researcher in the field of Clinical Research Informatics since 2000, Dr. Weng has published extensively on data-driven optimization of clinical trial eligibility criteria, deep phenotyping for genetic disorders, EHR data quality assessment and data analytics, and text knowledge engineering using a variety of text (e.g., EHR narratives, PubMed abstracts and clinical trial summaries).