Jessica Dale Tenenbaum
Assistant Professor of Biostatistics & Bioinformatics

Dr. Tenenbaum is a faculty member in Duke's Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Division of Translational Informatics. Her primary research interests are  1. Infrastructure and standards to enable research collaboration and integrative data analysis; 2. Informatics to enable precision medicine; 3. Mental health informatics, and 4. Ethical, legal, and social issues that arise in translational research, direct to consumer genetic testing, and data sharing. At Duke, Dr. Tenenbaum has overseen the development of the MURDOCK Integrated Data Repository (MIDR) for the management of clinical, omic, biobanking, and consent data as well as experimental and protocol metadata in the context of the MURDOCK Study. ( She is also the informatics faculty lead for the Alzheimer's Disease Metabolomics Consortium. Nationally, Dr. Tenenbaum plays a leadership role in the American Medical Informatics Association, serving as Chair of the Genomics and Translational Bioinformatics Working Group and as an elected member of the Board of Directors. She is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Biomedical Informatics and serves on the advisory panel for Nature Publishing Group's Scientific Data initiative.  After earning her bachelor’s degree in biology from Harvard, Dr. Tenenbaum worked as a program manager at Microsoft Corporation in Redmond, WA for six years before pursuing a PhD in biomedical informatics at Stanford University.

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