Georgia (Gina) Tourassi received a B.S. degree in physics from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece and a PhD in biomedical engineering from Duke University. She joined ORNL in 2011 as the director of the Biomedical Sciences and Engineering Center after a long academic career in the department of radiology and the medical physics graduate program at Duke University Medical Center. She is currently distinguished research scientist, director of the Health Data Sciences Institute (HDSI), and group leader of the Biomedical Science, Engineering, and Computing (BSEC) group at ORNL. As institute director, Dr. Tourassi develops and manages its strategic agenda, scientific priorities, and roadmap while still leading her independent research activities. Dr. Tourassi’s research background and interests are in medical imaging, computer-assisted decision making, clinical informatics, human-computer interaction, and scalable data-driven biomedical discovery.
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