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Keith Allen Marsolo

Professor in Population Health Sciences
Population Health Sciences
300 W Morgan St, Office 636, Durham, NC 27701
300 W Morgan St, Office 636, Durham, NC 27701


Dr. Marsolo is a faculty member in the Department of Population Health Sciences (DPHS) and a member of the Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI).  His current research focuses on infrastructure to support the use of electronic health records (EHRs) and other real-world data sources in observational and comparative effectiveness research and public health surveillance, as well as standards and architectures for multi-center learning health systems.  He serves as faculty advisor to the DPHS DataShare Shared Facility and faculty lead for the Pragmatic Health Services Research (PHSR) functional group within the DCRI.  Dr. Marsolo received his PhD in Computer Science from The Ohio State University, with a dissertation on data mining, specifically the modeling and classification of biomedical data. 

Prior to joining DPHS, Dr. Marsolo was an an Associate Professor in the Division of Biomedical Informatics (BMI) at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC). While at CCHMC, Dr. Marsolo served as faculty advisor for BMI Data Services, a shared facility that supported distributed data sharing networks and also developed registry platforms to support learning networks. These included a configurable system for capturing summary or practice-level measures, and a “data-in-once” architecture that allowed information to be collected in the EHR and then be automatically transferred to a registry in order to support chronic care management, quality improvement and research.

Area of Expertise: Informatics, Data Quality, Common Data Models, Data Standards and Data Harmonization

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Professor in Population Health Sciences · 2024 - Present Population Health Sciences, Basic Science Departments
Professor in Biostatistics & Bioinformatics · 2024 - Present Biostatistics & Bioinformatics, Basic Science Departments
Member in the Duke Clinical Research Institute · 2018 - Present Duke Clinical Research Institute, Institutes and Centers

Education, Training & Certifications

Ohio State University · 2007 Ph.D.