Biomedical Data Science Leadership

Dr. Sylvia K. Plevritis, Chair

Dr. Plevritis is Professor and Chair in the Department of Biomedical Data Science and holds an appointment in the Department of Radiology in the Stanford School of Medicine. She earned her Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering (Stanford, 1992) with concentration on MRI spectroscopic imaging of tumors. She has also earned an M.S. in Health Services Research (Stanford, 1996), with concentration on the evaluation of cancer screening programs for reducing cancer mortality.  Dr. Plevritis serves as the Director of the Stanford Center for Cancer Systems Biology (CCSB) and Director of the Cancer Systems Biology Scholars (CSBS) Program.  She has served as the co-section chief of Integrative Biomedical Imaging Informatics at Stanford from 2008-2019.

Outside Stanford, she serves on the scientific advisory board of the National Cancer Institute and is a fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering and a distinguished investigator with the Academy of Radiology Research. Dr. Plevritis leads a systems biology cancer research program that bridges genomics, biocomputation, imaging and population sciences to discover basic properties of cancer progression and translate these findings toward improvements in early detection and treatment response.

Michael Negrette, Director of Finance and Administration (DFA)

With over 10 years of experience in Stanford School of Medicine, Michael brings a wealth of leadership and strategy experience to the role of Director of Finance and Administration. Most recently, Michael served as the Division Manager for Cardiovascular Medicine in the Department of Medicine, where he had oversight of finance and administration. He also served as a member of the Division Manager Leadership Committee within Stanford's Department of Medicine, where he worked with other senior leaders on key operational initiatives as well as process improvement efforts. Michael holds an MBA from Notre Dame de Namur University, and received his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from San Jose State University.

In partnership with the Chair, Michael will provide departmental leadership in finance and administration, working to achieve our mission in teaching and research while maintaining compliance with University, Government, and external sponsor rules and regulations.