Shawn Murphy, M.D., Ph.D.


Physician Investigator (Cl)
Laboratory of Computer Science, Research Institute
Professor of Neurology
Harvard Medical School
Associate Professor of Biomedical Informatics
Harvard Medical School
Associate Neurologist
Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital
Research Staff
Medicine-Lab of Computer Science, Massachusetts General Hospital
MD University of Chicago 1991
PhD University of Chicago 1989
biomedical research; data warehouses; electronic health records; forms and records control; informatics; information storage and retrieval; medical record linkage; medical records systems computerized; natural language processing; patient privacy; software

Shawn N. Murphy, MD, PhD, is the Chief Research Information Officer at Partners HealthCare and a Professor of Neurology and Biomedical Informatics at Harvard Medical School. He completed a fellowship in Medical Informatics at the Massachusetts General Hospital Laboratory of Computer Science, where he currently serves as an Associate Director.

Dr. Murphy developed the Research Patient Data Registry (RPDR) for Partners HealthCare, a large data warehouse with 7 million patients and 3 billion rows of clinical data, serving as a central clinical data registry that brings clinical information to the fingertips of over 4,000 active researchers. Dr. Murphy is also the chief architect of the NIH Sponsored Informatics for Integrating Biology and the Bedside (i2b2), an open source project that integrates data from the hospital medical record and the bioinformatics community into a common software platform, with over 200 operating installations at hospitals worldwide.