D. Chris

Computer Scientist
National institute of Standards and Technology
D. Chris Compton is a Senior Computer Scientist, and Advisor and Strategist to the Secure Federated Data Sharing System (SFDS) project at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to enable collaborative health data sharing for health services research. In this capacity, he leverages his 27 years of information technology research and development across government, academia, and industry that includes over a decade of architecture, development and validation of health information technology, as well as studying methods to advance access to clinical data. At the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Office of Connected Care, Mr. Compton served as a technical lead for national clinical applications and data analytics projects and conducted innovation pilots for new connected health solutions and informatics infrastructure. Mr. Compton developed health information process, governance, system prototypes and infrastructure as an informaticist and architect for a commercial CAP/CLIA clinical lab, a non-profit biotechnology research institution and an academic health system. Earlier in his career, he served as an Information Technology Officer in the National Weather Service and received the NOAA Administrator’s Award for innovation of technology in support of emergency management nationwide. Mr. Compton serves on the Dean’s Board of Advisors, and the Advisory Board for Graduate Programs in Health Informatics for the School of Health Professions at the University of Alabama at Birmingham where he also mentors graduate students in health informatics.

Speaking at:

An Infrastructure for Secure Sharing of Clinical Data
Thursday, April 20 at 10:00 am - 11:00 am
South Building, Level 5 | S504 Details