Peter Tonellato received his B.S. degree in mathematics from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, USA, and M.S. degree in applied mathematics from the University of Arizona, Tucson, USA. After studying at both the University of Oxford, UK, and Hiroshima University, Japan, he earned his Ph.D. degree in applied mathematics from the University of Arizona, Tucson, USA, in 1985. Being Director of the Laboratory for Personalized Medicine at HMS, Boston, USA, Dr. Tonellato oversees the development of strategies, methods, bioinformatic tools, and analyses to study and test the accuracy and clinical efficacy of genetic discoveries and accelerate their translation to practical clinical use. Dr. Tonellato’s recent work includes the creation of “clinical avatars,” which are used to simulate realistic patient populations and provide a collection of electronic medical records that can be used to test the efficacy of genetic data and the accuracy of predictive algorithms as well as to conduct clinical trial simulations. In addition to his positions at BIDMC and HMS, Dr. Tonellato is a Professor in the School of Public Health at the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, USA, where he serves as Director of the Laboratory for Public Health Informatics and Genomics. He is also a Professor of computer science in the University’s College of Engineering and Applied Science and the founder (in 2011) and Director of the Biomedical and Health Informatics Research Institute.
Biography Updated on 20 June 2012