Nicholas Anderson, M.S., Ph.D.

Nicholas Rolphe Anderson, M.S., Ph.D.


Biomedical Informatics


  • Director of Informatics Research
  • Associate Professor

Research/Academic Interests

As director of informatics research, Anderson leads the development of the research informatics capabilities across the health system. His primary focus areas are in access to clinical data for research and secondary use, data policy and data sharing, and sustainable informatics infrastructure development. 


Health Informatics

Center/Program Affiliation

Public Health Sciences


M.S., Biomedical Informatics, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland OR 2004

Ph.D., Biomedical Informatics, University of Washington, Seattle WA 2007

B.S., The Evergreen State College, Olympia WA 1993

Professional Memberships

American Medical Informatics Association

Select Recent Publications

Stephens, K, Anderson, N, Lin, C, Estiri, H, Implementing Partnership-driven Clinical Federated Electronic Health Record Data Sharing Networks. International Journal of Medical Informatics. June 2016.

Winickoff, D, Jamal, L, Anderson, N. New modes of engagement for big data research. Journal of Responsible Innovation. June 2016.

Dinesen, B, Nonnecke, B, Lindeman, D, Toft, E, Kidholm, K, Jethwani, Kamal, Young, H, Spindler, H, Oestergaard, C, Southard, J, Gutierrez, M, Anderson, N, Albert, N, Han, J, Nesbitt, T. Personalised telehealth in the future: A Global Research Agenda. Journal of Medical Internet Research. January 2016.

Cho, M, Taylor, H, McCormick, J, Boyle, M, Capron, Alex, Dorfman, E, Reider, C, Sadler,J, Schwartz, P, Anderson, N, Danis, M, Sharp, R, Wilfond, B. Building a Central Repository for Research Ethics Consultation Data: A Proposal for a Standard Collection Tool. Clinical and Translational Science. January 2015.

Baldwin, L, Morrison, C, Griffin, J, Anderson, N, Edwards, K, Green, J, Waldren, C, Reiter, W. Randomized Clinical Trial of Bidirectional Text Messaging to Improve Adherence to Recommended Lipid Testing. North American Primary Care Research Group, New York, New York. October 2014.

Anderson, N, Morrison, C, Griffin, J, Reiter, R. Edwards, K. Governance Strategies for Adopting Text Messaging Interventions for Clinical Research. Clinical Translational Medicine. May 2014;371-376.

Anderson, N, Bragg, C, Hartzler, A, Edwards, K. Participant-Centric Initiatives: Tools to Facilitate Engagement In Research. Applied and Translational Genomics. August, 2013.

Kaye, J, Curren, L, Anderson, N , Bradford, T, Edwards, K, Fullerton, M, Kanellopoulou, N, Lund, D,. MacArthur, D, Mascalzoni, D, Shepherd, J, Taylor, P, Terry,S, Winter, S, User-Centric Initiatives in Health and Biomedical Research. Nature Review Genetics. 2012, May 13; 371-376.

Masys, D, Jarvik, G, Abernethy, N, Anderson, N, Papanicolaou, G, Paltoo, D, Hoffman, M, Kohane, I, Levy, H, Technical Desiderata for the Integration of Genomic Data into Electronic Health Records. J of Biomedical Informatics. 2012 Jun;45(3):419-22. Epub 2011 Dec 27.

Chilana, PK, Fishman, E, Geraghty, E, Tarczy-Hornoch, P, Wolf, F, Anderson, NR. Characterizing Data Discovery and End-user Computing Needs in Clinical Translational Science. J of Organization and End User Computing. 2011; 23(4): 17-30.