Adjunct Professor, Emory University
Dr. Joel Saltz is Director of the Center for Comprehensive Informatics, Professor of Pathology, Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Mathematics and Computer Science at Emory University, Chair of Biomedical Informatics at Emory University, Adjunct Professor at Georgia Institute of Technology in the School of Computer Science and the Division of Computational Science, Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar, and Georgia Cancer Coalition Distinguished Scholar. Prior to joining Emory, Dr. Saltz was Professor and Chair of the Department of Biomedical Informatics at The Ohio State University (OSU) and Davis Endowed Chair of Cancer at OSU. He served on the faculty of Johns Hopkins Medical School, University of Maryland College Park and Yale University in departments of Pathology and Computer Science. He received his MD and PhD (computer science) degrees at Duke University and is a board certified Clinical Pathologist trained at Johns Hopkins University.
Dr. Saltz's biomedical computing efforts have included development of high end computing, GPU and grid based systems to support microscopy image analyses, leadership of the design and development effort for caGrid and caGrid in vivo imaging middleware along with development of frameworks to support data intensive semantically enabled query and computations. His biomedical efforts have spanned cancer, heart disease and infectious disease areas.