Yves A. Lussier, MD, FACMI, is Associate Vice President for Health Sciences and Chief Knowledge Officer for University of Arizona (UA) Health Science, Executive Director of the Center for Biomedical Informatics and Biostatistics, and Associate Director of informatics for the Bio5 Institute. He is a professional engineer and physician-scientist, an international expert in translational bioinformatics and a pioneer in clinical research informatics techniques, including computational phenotyping, and systems biology and network science applied to precision medicine. His research group developed novel precision medicine solutions such as the complex event monitor of the Presbyterian Hospital in operation since 2003 (Vigilens), a clinical classifier of future asthmatic exacerbation anchored on personal genome × environment interactions, and repositioned and rescued a drug as confirmed in their multi-center clinical trial.
He has authored over 180 publications, with research repeatedly featured in the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. Dr. Lussier was inducted Fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics in 2005, and in 2013, he was also recognized by the Obama Administration among ten scientists invited at the White House for their contribution to precision medicine. He mentored more than 90 graduate and post-graduate candidates and delivered more than 100 invited presentations and conference keynotes in precision medicine, and translational bioinformatics.