Josh F. Peterson, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Biomedical Informatics & Medicine
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Josh Peterson, MD, MPH, is an Assistant Professor of Biomedical Informatics and Medicine, in the School of Medicine at Vanderbilt University. Dr. Peterson research interests are in personalized medicine, including clinical decision support to improve drug safety and efficacy, and the translation of genomic technologies to routine clinical care. He has led the design and implementation of multiple clinical decision support systems oriented towards geriatric patients, the critically ill, patients with acute and chronic kidney disease, and most recently for patients tested within VUMC large pharmacogenomics implementation – PREDICT. He currently leads research funded by the CDC and Pharmacogenomics Research Network to evaluate PREDICT, and share the implementation lessons with other sites. As Director of Health Information Technology for the Department, he also assists broadly with the evaluation of Clinical Informatics projects.

He received his M.D. through the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in 1997 and completed an Internal Medicine residency at Duke University Medical Center, a fellowship in General Internal Medicine at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and a Masters of Public Health degree at the Harvard School of Public Health.