About Research IT


Research IT exists to supply infrastructure, tools, and services used by researchers, patients/participants, and clinicians to collect and combine data to make discoveries and to improve human health and wellness.


We are a dedicated group of engineers and research support professionals with a multi-disciplinary background. Many of us have been with Stanford for over a decade. We are passionate about what we do and are excited to participate in your biomedical research endeavors. As of Sep 17, 2019, we are part of the unified IT at SoM and SHC,  Stanford Medicine Technology & Digital Solutions


Many members of the Research IT team were on the founding team of Stanford Center for Clinical Informatics (SCCI) under Prof. Henry Lowe, Director of SCCI. STRIDE (Stanford Translational Research Integrated Database Environment) was developed under Dr. Lowe's mentorship. We have been building solutions for handling clinical and health-related data since 2008.

Faculty Committee Co-Chairs

Mark Cullen, MD, Director, Center for Population Health Sciences, Sr. Associate Dean for ResearchImage

Michael Halaas, CIO, Information Resources & Technology, Stanford School of Medicine

Faculty Advisor

Nigam Shah, MBBS, PhD is Associate Professor of Medicine (Biomedical Informatics) at Stanford University, Assistant Director of the Center for Biomedical Informatics Research, and Co-director - Informatics of Stanford Center for Clinical and Translational Research, and Education (Spectrum). 

Faculty Committee Members

Curtis Langlotz, MD, PhD, Prof. of Radiology

Eric Yablonka, CIO, Stanford Health Care

Lawrence “Rusty” Hofmann, MD, Professor of Radiology

Philip Lavori, PhD, Prof (Emeritus) of Medicine

Mary Leonard, MD, Chair and Professor of Pediatrics

Daniel Rubin, MD, Assoc. Prof. of Biomedical Data Science

Natalie Pageler, Clinical Associate Prof Pediatrics - Critical Care, CMIO SCH

Michael Snyder, PhD, Director of Stanford Center for Genomics & Personalized Medicine, Prof. and Chair of Genetics