PROVIDENCE, RI — Rhode Island Quality Institute (RIQI) announced today that its Board of Directors has appointed Indra Neil Sarkar, PhD, MLIS, FACMI as President and CEO.

Sarkar, who holds a PhD from the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University in Biomedical Informatics, comes to RIQI from Brown University where he was the founding director of the Brown Center for Biomedical Informatics. He is also an Associate Professor of Medical Science at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, as well as Associate Professor of Health Services, Policy, and Practice at the Brown University School of Public Health. An elected fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics (ACMI), Sarkar also serves as a member and treasurer of the Board of Directors for the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) and is the founding Editor-in-Chief of JAMIA Open.

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