Erich Huang named Director of Duke Forge and Chief Data Officer for Quality for DUHS

February 10, 2020

We are pleased to announce that Erich Huang, MD, PhD, has been named Director of Duke Forge and Chief Data Officer for Quality for the Duke University Health System.

Erich Huang, MD, PhD
Erich Huang, MD, PhD

Dr. Huang has served as Co-Director since Duke Forge’s inception in 2017. Duke Forge is located in the School of Medicine and serves as the center for actionable health data science, uniting experts from across the campus. He also serves as Director of Duke Crucible and Assistant Dean for Biomedical Informatics in the School of Medicine. In a time of disruptive transformation, Dr. Huang is leading efforts to explore how technology and data can improve health for patients.

As a physician-scientist, Dr Huang is a critical addition to the Health System’s Quality System. Under his leadership, the Health System will use data science to advance the ambitious agenda of “perfect patient care,” moving from quality measures built on claims data to a new world of deep clinical phenotyping based on clinical data, advanced, biomarkers, genomics and social and behavioral determinants of health.

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Huang on his new appointments.