Tim Clark is a biomedical informatician and computer scientist with 28 years of experience in the field. Clark’s work intersects several fields, including public health, data science, and neurology. He teaches in the School of Medicine and Public Health Sciences in addition to the School of Data Science. Clark’s research interests include biomedical informatics, neuroscience, Alzheimer Disease and disorders of cognition, knowledge representation and integration, digital commons frameworks, ontologies, FAIR data, FAIR software, FAIR computation, argumentation frameworks, and evidence graphs.
He has led development of next-generation approaches for biomedical communications and data integration, including semantically integrated data repositories, claims and evidence models in scientific knowledge bases and in the literature, biomedical web communities, open biomedical annotation on web content, therapeutic target identification, direct data citation, and feature engineering for predictive models.
Prior to joining the School of Data Science in 2018, Clark worked at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, where he was Assistant Professor of Neurology; Director of Informatics at the MassGeneral Institute for Neurodegenerative Disease; and co-Director, Data and Statistics Core, Massachusetts Alzheimer Disease Research Center. Prior to his work, at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard he was Vice President of Informatics at Millennium Pharmaceuticals (now Takeda Oncology). Clark was one of the early developers of NCBI GenBank, which is the United States national repository of DNA, RNA and protein sequence information.
He holds a PH.D. in Computer Science from the University of Manchester and M.S. in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University.