Data Coordinating Center (DCC)

The Data Coordinating Center (DCC) is a service center of the School of Medicine that is based in the Department of Biomedical Data Science.  The DCC was launched formally in March 2002 to fulfill research needs related to managing data of ongoing or new research projects in the Stanford School of Medicine. We specialize in the planning, development, management and secure implementation of systems to achieve project goals in a technologically modern environment. In particular, we have expertise in integrating advanced statistical and bioinformatics tools in a technologically modern environment.

We are best reached via email. Please send email to with a brief description of your project and we will get back to you.

  1. DCC Services
  2. Current and Completed Projects


The DCC is headed by Balasubramanian Narasimhan and overseen by a senior advisory board consisting of:

Phil Lavori, Board Chair and Professor of Biomedical Data Science and, by courtesy, of Statistics

Richard A. Olshen, Professor of Biomedical Data Science, Emeritus

Beverly Mitchell, George E Becker Professor in Medicine and Professor, by courtesy, of Chemical and Systems Biology

Robert J. Tibshirani, Professor of Biomedical Data Science and of Statistics

Douglas Blayney, Professor of Medicine (Oncology) at the Stanford University Medical Center

Robert Lowsky, Professor of Medicine (Blood and Marrow Transplantation) at the Stanford University Medical Center


The current staff consists of:

Yulin Chien, Software Developer

A. Solomon Henry, Sr Software Architect

Eileen Kiamanesh, Data Analyst, SCIRDB Project

John Tamaresis, Biostatistician

Douglas Wood, Sr. Software Developer