Center for Biomedical Informatics at Washington University School of Medicine (WUSM)
Leslie McIntosh, PhD, MPH is an assistant professor and serves as the Director of the Center for Biomedical Informatics at Washington University School of Medicine (WUSM) and the Director of the Biomedical Informatics Core for the Siteman Cancer Center and the Institute for Clinical and Translational Sciences at WUSM, overseeing 25 individuals providing informatics research, service, infrastructure, and operational support. She has over 15 years of training experience in various information systems. In the past few years, she has presented talks, developed curriculums, and delivered trainings in health data and information management including best practices in data management, electronic clinical research form creation, and implementing multiple software applications for biomedical informatics. Recently, her presentations have focused on moving data to information through visualisation using the principles and tools of the Grammar of Graphics, d3, ggplot2, ggvis, and rCharts as well as reproducing research in biomedical informatics. Dr. McIntosh is a founding organizer for the St. Louis Machine Learning and Data Science and Health Information Meetups. She also developed and taught an Introductory and Advanced courses in Health Data and Information Management and is a chair of the Data Translation Group at Washington University in St. Louis.