Peter S. White, PhD

Director, Division of Biomedical Informatics

Professor, UC Department of Biomedical Informatics

Phone: 513-803-4172


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Bioinformatics; biomedical informatics; genome informatics


Peter White, PhD, is the chair of the Division of Biomedical Informatics at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and Cincinnati Children's. In this role, he oversees informatics research and resources at both institutions, including academic, educational, data services, software development, and Research IT missions. Prior to 2014, Dr. White was research associate professor of pediatrics and section chief of Clinical Informatics at the University of Pennsylvania, and the recipient of the David Lawrence Altschuler Endowed Chair in Genomics and Computational Biology at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), where he served as director of the Center for Biomedical Informatics, faculty advisor of CHOP's Bioinformatics Core Facility, co-director of CHOP's Division of Genome Diagnostics, and co-director of the Bioinformatics in Translation section of the Penn/CHOP Clinical and Translational Science Award.

In his research career, Dr. White has explored the development and application of novel approaches for disease gene discovery, including identifying causative genes for neuroblastoma, ADHD, autism, and congenital heart defects. He has also developed innovative approaches for integrating and disseminating clinical, phenotypic, and molecular data to researchers for promoting discovery and hypothesis validation. Dr. White has recently played a lead informatics role on a number of national data projects, including the NICHD Newborn Screening Translational Research Network, the NHLBI Bench to Bassinet Program, the NHGRI Clinical Sequencing and Exploratory Research and IGNITE Consortia, and the NIDCD Audiology and Genetics Database.

Education and Training

PhD: Washington University, St. Louis, MO, 1993.


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NHLBI Pediatric Translational Consortium Administrative Coordinating Center. Co-investigator. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)/ National Institutes of Health (NIH). Mar 2011-Aug 2015.

Cincinnati Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences and Training. Co-investigator. National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) / National Institutes of Health (NIH). Apr 2009-Mar 2015.