Paul Courtney

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Paul Courtney
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Paul Courtney is a Biomedical Informaticist in the Behavioral Research Program (BRP), Office of the Associate Director (OAD) at the National Cancer Institute (NCI). He provides informatics support for BRP's research projects, including assistance and evaluation of the informatics requirements and advice on how to align with NCI's caBIG® program. Paul's interests include terminology harmonization, data standards, human-computer interfaces, ontology development, and systems science. Paul has been working in the biomedical informatics field since 2000 when he started working in a group that provided informatics support in the Department of Community and Family Medicine at Dartmouth Medical School. He got involved in the caBIG® program as the point of contact and coordinator for Dartmouth in 2005. Paul got to know several people in BRP through his involvement and then leadership of the Pop Sci SIG. In 2008 he left academia and joined Booz Allen Hamilton as an Associate supporting caBIG®. Then in August of 2009 he joined the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS) as an SAIC contractor, initially providing informatics support just for BRP. Then in May he started to provide informatics leadership for DCCPS. Paul earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics and a Master of Science degree in Materials Science and Engineering at Stanford University in 1977.