Return to list Paul Avillach, M.D., PH.D.


Paul Avillach, M.D., PH.D.

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Biomedical, Harvard Medical School

Biomedical Informatics




Trained as an epidemiologist and biomedical computer scientist, my investigation focus is in translational bioinformatics. The real value in biomedical research lies not in the scale of any single source of data, but in the ability to integrate and interrogate multiple, complementary datasets simultaneously. I am passionate about combining clinical and genomics data across different scales and resolutions to enable new perspectives for essential biomedical questions. My research focuses on 1) the development of novel statistical methods and techniques for the integration of multiple heterogeneous clinical and epidemiological cohorts, including Electronic Health Records (EHRs) with genomics data, and 2) applying those new methods to delineate autism subtypes.

The Integration of Trans-omics for Precision Medicine (TOPMED) and other Heart, Lung, Blood, and Sleep (HLBS) data sets with the NIH DATA COMMONS - OT3 HL142480