Going Beyond FAIR to Create a Connected Data Ecosystem


Dr. Gregurick will discuss the progress that has been made toward a more connected biomedical data ecosystem, as well as the significant work NIH is executing with the biomedical science community to address the data-related challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.


Susan K. Gregurick, Ph.D., was appointed Associate Director for Data Science and Director of the Office of Data Science Strategy (ODSS) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) on September 16, 2019. Under Dr. Gregurick’s leadership, the ODSS leads the implementation of the NIH Strategic Plan for Data Science through scientific, technical, and operational collaboration with the institutes, centers, and offices that comprise Dr. Gregurick was previously the Division Director for Biophysics, Biomedical Technology, and Computational Biosciences at the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS). In this role Dr. Gregurick led the institutes effort to reimagine the NIGMS technology programs including early stage, concept development, focused technology programs, development and dissemination centers, through National and Regional Resources to support state-of-the-art facilities, equipment, technologies, research tools, software, and service. Prior to joining the NIH, Susan was a program manager for the Department of Energy where she oversaw the development and implementation of the DOE Systems Biology Knowledgebase, which is a framework to integrate data, models, and simulations together for a better understanding of energy and environmental processes. During Susan’s academic career she was a Professor of Computational Biology at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and her research interests include dynamics of large biological macromolecules. Susan holds a Ph.D. in Computational Chemistry and her areas of expertise are computational biology, high performance computing, neutron scattering and bioinformatics.