Neena Thomas

Associate Director of Data


Neena Thomas, MS, MDBA is currently a Statistics and Biostatistics Manager 3 in the Department of Biomedical Informatics at The Ohio State University. She is also the Division Leader for Data Access, Analysis and Coordination (DAAC) in the Center for Biostatistics where she manages a group of Informaticians/Data Analysts and Project Managers. She is the Site Program Manager for the PCORnet/PCORI consortium at OSU, where she oversees the implementation of PCORnet at OSU. She is also the Administrative Director for the NIH funded Opioid and SUD Data Enclave (O-SUDDEn): Bringing real-time data to the opioid crisis and Program Director for the Bioethics Core of NIH funded multi site study: Enhancing the RADx Hub for data FAIRness - Tribal Data Repository (TDR). Additionally, she provides project oversight to the NIH funded Coordinating Center PE-CGS.

In her role as the DAAC Division Lead, Ms. Thomas collaborates with investigators from Wexner Medical Center and external investigators in Project Management, Research Project Planning, Budget development & Database Management; Designing and developing workflows, processes and technical solutions for Research Projects; research involving Human subjects data from Electronic Health Records (EPIC/IHIS), & PCORI/PCORnet data mart; Research, Regulatory & Governance processes including IRB and Honest Broker protocols and in preparing grant proposals. As a Sr. Biomedical Informatics analyst and Honest Broker, she has worked extensively with clinical data and holds multiple certifications in EPIC.

Ms. Thomas earned her Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering, focused on Medical Imaging, from Wright State University (2005) and Master’s Diploma in Business Administration, focused on Finance Management, from Symbiosis University (2003). She joined the Department of Biomedical Informatics in 2017.

Education and Training

MS, Biomedical Engineering, Wright State University, Dayton, Oh, 2005

MDBA, Finance Management, Symbiosis University, India, 2003

B.Tech, Biomedical Engineering, Cochin University of Science & Technology, India, 2000


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