Chief Research Informatics Officer & Associate Vice President
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)
Jeff Pennington is Associate Vice President and Chief Research Informatics Officer for the Children’s Hospital Of Philadelphia Research Institute. He leads research data strategy for CHOP, implemented through Arcus, a program that links all of CHOP’s clinical and research data. Arcus enables cutting-edge computational biology, machine learning, and data-intensive translational research. Functions span library science, digital archival, data science education, applied machine learning, data privacy, security, software engineering, cloud computing, and data integration. Prior to joining CHOP in 2008, he was a senior software engineer at Gene Logic where he developed clinical and genomic software used by the world's largest biotech and pharmaceutical companies, a software development manager at Ask Jeeves where he built search analytics, and an analyst for a business intelligence software company. Jeff holds a Bachelor's in biology from Trinity College and a Master’s in computer science from Drexel University.