Tianxi Cai
Primary Faculty

Tianxi Cai

John Rock Professor of Population and Translational Data Sciences



Other Positions

Professor of Biomedical Informatics

Biomedical Informatics

Harvard Medical School


Dr. Cai’s current research interests are mainly in the area of biomarker evaluation; model selection and validation; prediction methods; personalized medicine in disease diagnosis, prognosis and treatment; statistical inference with high dimensional data; and survival analysis.

In addition to her methdological research, Dr. Cai also collaborates with the I2B2 (Informatics for Integrating Biology and the Bedside) center on developing a scalable informatics framework that will bridge clinical research data and the vast data banks arising from basic science research in order to better understand the genetic bases of complex diseases.

Sc.D., 1999
Harvard University


Clinical phenotypes and outcomes in children with multisystem inflammatory syndrome across SARS-CoV-2 variant eras: a multinational study from the 4CE consortium.

Sperotto F, Gutiérrez-Sacristán A, Makwana S, Li X, Rofeberg VN, Cai T, Bourgeois FT, Omenn GS, Hanauer DA, Sáez C, Bonzel CL, Bucholz E, Dionne A, Elias MD, García-Barrio N, González TG, Issitt RW, Kernan KF, Laird-Gion J, Maidlow SE, Mandl KD, Ahooyi TM, Moraleda C, Morris M, Moshal KL, Pedrera-Jiménez M, Shah MA, South AM, Spiridou A, Taylor DM, Verdy G, Visweswaran S, Wang X, Xia Z, Zachariasse JM, Newburger JW, Avillach P.

EClinicalMedicine. 2023 Oct. 64:102212. PMID: 37745025


Digging for research gold in electronic medical records

September 25, 2014 — For scientists who study rare diseases, hospitals’ vast data banks hold tantalizing potential. Access to anonymized electronic medical records allows researchers to track the progress of a larger group of patients than would be…