William Harvey, MD, MSc, FACR

Co-Director, Informatics; Vice President and Chief Medical Informatics Officer; Assistant Professor
Tufts CTSI; Tufts Medical Center; Tufts University School of Medicine

In his role at Tufts CTSI, Dr. William Harvey advises on the strategic direction of all research informatics efforts and oversees the implementation of systems to integrate healthcare and research, including the TAP Discovery system, an integrated platform that enables faster model building and discoveries by integrating machine learning (and other AI techniques), high-performance computing, and informatics processes. His roles at the CTSI and health system help him bridge the Tufts CTSI Informatics Team and the Tufts Medicine Informatics and Information Services teams. His goal is to have a seamless operational structure between IT and research informatics to reduce friction in serving the needs of researchers requiring access to data or IT systems. Dr. Harvey also co-chairs the Tufts Medicine Learning Health System steering committee, whose remit is to provide guidance and oversight of developing research proposals and support departments in ascertaining the resource requirements for their projects.

Dr. Harvey is also the Interim Chief of Rheumatology at Tufts Medical Center, where he has practiced since 2008. His clinical interests include osteoarthritis, scleroderma, general rheumatology, and clinical informatics. His research interest focuses on epidemiology and clinical trials in osteoarthritis, as well as general clinical trial design. Dr. Harvey also works at a national level on patient and physician advocacy and health IT. He is currently the Secretary of the American College of Rheumatology, which operates the largest real-world-data rheumatology registry in the nation.