Lucila Ohno-Machado, MD, PhD is Associate Dean for Informatics and Technology at the School of Medicine, University of California San Diego, founding chief of the Division of Biomedical Informatics and Professor of Medicine. She received her medical degree from the University of São Paulo and her doctoral degree in medical information sciences and computer science from Stanford. She leads a group of biomedical informatics faculty with diverse backgrounds in biomedicine, and quantitative sciences. Prior to her current position, she was faculty at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School and at the MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology and former director of its informatics training program. Dr. Ohno-Machado is an elected fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, the American College of Medical Informatics, and the American Society for Clinical Investigation. She is Editor-In-Chief for the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) and past chair of the scientific program committee for the AMIA Annual Symposium, and the general chair for the 2nd IEEE Conference on Health Informatics, Imaging, and Systems Biology.