Director of Translational Data Science, Linus Pauling Institute 

Office: 373 Linus Pauling Science Center
Telephone: 541-737-7150
Fax: 541-737-5077
Email Address: melissa.haendel@oregonstate.edu

Translational and Integrative Sciences Lab: https://tislab.org/

Mailing/Express Delivery Address:
Melissa Haendel, Ph.D.
Linus Pauling Institute
Oregon State University
307 Linus Pauling Science Center
Corvallis, OR 97331

Research Interests

My vision is to fundamentally alter the fabric of biomedical science, utilizing my art as a data translator to weave together healthcare systems, basic science research, and patients; through development of data integration technologies, innovative communication strategies, and collaborative education and outreach. My demonstrated success in leadership of cross- ­disciplinary international teams, development of applications used for rare disease diagnostics, implementation of platforms and tools for translational research, and open and reproducible science will serve me and the community at large to effect real change.

Education

1991 B.A., Chemistry, Reed College 
1999 Ph.D., Neuroscience, University of Wisconsin

Professional Experience

2002 - 2004 Post-doctoral Fellow, Linus Pauling Institute, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
2004 - 2009 Ontologist, BGenetics Nomenclature Lead, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
2009 - 2010 Senior Research Associate, Lead Ontologist, Director of the Ontology Development Group, Oregon Health and Science University, Library and Department of Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology, Portland, OR
2010 - 2014 Assistant Professor, Director of the Ontology Development Group, Oregon Health and Science University, Library and Department of Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology, Portland, OR
2015 - present Director of the Ontology Development Group, Oregon Health and Science University, Library and Department of Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology, Portland, OR
2017 - present

Director of Data Science, Oregon Health and Science University, Library, Portland, OR

Professional Memberships

  • National Library of Medicine Literature Selection Technical Review Committee, 2017-present
  • Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics Advisory Board, 2017-present
  • Vice President Joe Biden Cancer Moonshot Blue Ribbon panel on Open Data sharing, 2016
  • National Cancer Institute Genomic Data Commons Advisory board, 2016-present
  • PloS Data Guidelines Board (2015-present) NIH BD2K Standards Coordinating Center Advisory Committee, 2015-2016
  • Reactome Advisory Board, 2015-present
  • Sickle Cell Disease Ontology Project, independent review board (IRB) member, 2015-present
  • Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (GA4GH), Data and Clinical working groups, 2014-present
  • International Rare Diseases Research Consortium (IRDiRC), Ontology working group, 2014-present
  • CASRAI Working Group on contribution roles 2014-2015
  • Research Data Alliance Working Group co-- chair: The BioSharing Registry: connecting data policies, Standards & databases in life sciences 2014-2016
  • NIDCR FaceBase2 Scientific Leadership Group 2014-2015, 2017-present
  • Galaxy, reproducible workflows, Advisory Board 2014-present
  • Force11 Advisory Board 2014-present
  • Force11 Executive Board, 2015-present
  • Force11 member, 2012-present
  • Resource Identification Initiative Co-- Director 2013-2016 NIH BD2K Software Discovery Workshop committee member-2014 NIH BD2K Data Integration Workshop participant-2014
  • International Society for Biocuration Executive Board 2013-present International Biocuration Society member, 2006-present VIVO Ontology Working Group Lead, 2013 -2016
  • VIVO steering committee, 2014-2016

Recent Publications

See Google Scholar profile here:
https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=HtAV9dIAAAAJ&hl=en
4047 citations to 126 peer reviewed, conference papers, and gray literature manuscripts.