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Leadership Team

Health Data Compass's Current Team Members


​​Michael Kahn, MD, Ph.D., Director

Dr. Kahn is a Professor of Epidemiology in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Colorado Denver, Co-Director of the Colorado Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CCTSI), Biomedical Informatics core director for the CCTSI and Director of Clinical Informatics in the Department of Quality & Patient Safety at The Children’s Hospital. Dr. Kahn holds joint appointments in the School of Medicine, School of Public Health, College of Nursing and Graduate School at the University of Colorado.

Prior to his current positions, Dr. Kahn was faculty in the Departments of Medicine, Computer Sciences, and Biomedical Engineering at Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis, Director of Advanced Clinical Systems at BJC Health Systems, and was in the commercial clinical trials software industry before returning to academics.

Dr. Kahn has been a member of the board of directors of the American Medical Informatics Association, the Board of Scientific Counselors of the National Library of Medicine and the editorial boards of the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association and the International Journal of Medical Informatics. He is a member of the American College of Medical Informatics.

Michael Ames, MBI, Associate Director 

Prior to joining Health Data Compass, Michael managed the Research Informatics Shared Resource for the University of Colorado Cancer Center. In that role, he led the development of a prototype research data warehouse, drove the selection and procurement of an enterprise clinical trial management system, and managed a wide array of technology services in support of the Cancer Center’s research operations.

Prior to joining UCD, Michael helped to build a successful startup company in healthcare analytics and led the Clinical Research IS department for Boston Scientific, a global medical device manufacturer.

Michael is also Director of Enterprise Architecture for the Colorado Center for Personalized Medicine.

Donna Brown, MBA, Director of Finance and Administration

Donna comes to Health Data Compass with many years of management and finance experience at the University of Colorado, including roles in graduate medical education administration, clinical practice management, and clinical Divisional and Departmental management. Prior to joining Health Data Compass, Donna worked on special financial and IT projects in the Dean’s Office of the School of Medicine. Donna applies her expertise to the business side of our operations and coordinates cross-institutional relationships and communications.​

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