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Geisinger becomes the first member of Risant Health

DANVILLE, Pa. – David K. Vawdrey, Ph.D., a biomedical informatics executive, has been named Geisinger’s Chief Data Informatics Officer. In his role, Dr. Vawdrey will be responsible for implementing transformational technologies and bringing value to Geisinger by harmonizing data across the clinical care, research and health plan enterprise.

Previously of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University, Dr. Vawdrey joins Geisinger with more than a decade of experience developing and evaluating innovative clinical information systems interventions that have benefited clinicians and patients across the country. Dr. Vawdrey has been on the faculty of Columbia University’s Department of Biomedical Informatics since 2007. He was the founding director of NewYork-Presbyterian’s Value Institute, which he grew from a small team of data science and health services researchers into a 200-plus-member team responsible for enterprise analytics, quality measurement, and electronic health record integration.

Dr. Vawdrey is a national speaker and author on data analytics and informatics. His federally and privately funded research has resulted in more than 100 peer-reviewed publications.

Dr. Vawdrey is a graduate of Brigham Young University where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in computer engineering and a Master’s in computer science. He completed his Ph.D. in biomedical informatics at the University of Utah.

About Geisinger
Geisinger is among the nation’s leading providers of value-based care, serving 1.2 million people in urban and rural communities across Pennsylvania. Founded in 1915 by philanthropist Abigail Geisinger, the non-profit system generates $10 billion in annual revenues across 134 care sites - including 10 hospital campuses, and Geisinger Health Plan, with 600,000 members in commercial and government plans. The Geisinger College of Health Sciences educates more than 5,000 medical professionals annually and conducts more than 1,400 clinical research studies. With 26,000 employees, including 1,600 employed physicians, Geisinger is among Pennsylvania’s largest employers with an estimated economic impact of $14 billion to the state’s economy. On March 31, 2024, Geisinger became the first member of Risant Health, a new nonprofit charitable organization created to expand and accelerate value-based care across the country.  Learn more at or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and X.

David Vawdrey, PhD
Geisinger's Chief Data Informatics officer David K. Vawdrey, PhD.

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