Ph.D., Biomedical Informatics, Columbia University, 2009
B.S., Information Systems,
University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 2004

B.A., Sociology, The College of William and Mary, 2001



Center for Interdisciplinary Research to Reduce Antimicrobial Resistance Predoctoral Fellow, Columbia University, 2008-2009

Biomedical Informatics Predoctoral Fellow, National Library of Medicine, 2004-2008

Meyerhoff Scholar, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 2001-2004


Dr. Bright has an established reputation as a clinical informatician with interdisciplinary training who is detail-oriented, consistently producing quality work products within time constraints. Over the years through various clinical rotations and past experience as a pharmacy technician, Dr. Bright has developed an exceptional understanding of advanced clinical concepts and the ability to exchange ideas with clinical stakeholders. She is the first African American woman to obtain a doctorate in the biomedical/medical informatics field and the first African American to obtain a doctorate in this field from Columbia University. As such, she is in high demand for participation in programs and seminars promoting STEM education. Dr. Bright includes in her demanding schedule, committed time to mentoring students.


​Currently, Dr. Bright is the Biomedical Informatician Evaluation Research Team Lead at IBM Watson Health. Dr. Bright also provides Health IT consulting and biomedical grant support.


Dr. Tiffani J. Bright is an innovative and dedicated biomedical informatician with expertise in clinical decision support (CDS), knowledge representation, user needs assessment, mobile health technology (mHealth), patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR), and usability evaluation. She possesses a solid understanding of theoretical informatics principles and also has the applied skills to develop and evaluate clinical information systems.



Postdoctoral Fellowship, Duke University, 2009-2011
Medical Informatics Trainees Summer Rotation, National Library of Medicine, 2006

Summer Research Internship, University of California, San Francisco, 2003
Intramural Research Summer Internship​, National Institutes of Medicine, 2002


Professional Memberships

American Medical Informatics Association; Board Member (Jan 1, 2017-Dec 31, 2019)

Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and ACM SIGBio

Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society

National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)

Association for Women in Science (AWIS)

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