Speakers: Mark Hoffman, PhD

Mark Hoffman, PhD

Chief Research Information Officer
Children’s Mercy


Dr. Hoffman serves as the Chief Research Information officer for Children’s Mercy Hospital (CMH) and the Children’s Research Institute. He earned his Ph.D. in Bacteriology from the University of Wisconsin – Madison and developed expertise in bioinformatics at DNAStar, where he implemented protein sequence analysis algorithms. He joined Cerner in 1997 as a software engineer and advanced to the role of Vice President for Genomics and Research. At Cerner he led initiatives to integrate genomic information into the Electronic Health Record and to perform local and national infectious disease surveillance. He provided technical, scientific and business leadership for the large 50M+ patient de-identified clinical data set managed by Cerner, Health Facts. In 2013 he joined the faculty at the University of Missouri Kansas City (UMKC) in the Departments of Biomedical and Health Informatics and Pediatrics. At UMKC he launched the Center for Health Insights and brought new informatics capabilities to the University, including REDCap, i2b2 and the Cerner Health Facts data. He joined CMH full time in 2016 as Chief Research Information Officer. He is the Primary Investigator on a CDC grant to utilize clinical and laboratory data warehouses to inform quality improvement and continues to serve on the faculty at UMKC. Dr. Hoffman has delivered a TED talk on the “Envirome” and won the iThermometer category in the Google wearable devices in healthcare challenge in 2015. He is an inventor on 19 issued patents and a member of the American Academy of Inventors.