Research Informatics

The School of Medicine and Public Health Information Technology’s Research Informatics Team is dedicated to optimizing the conduct of high-quality clinical and translational research and providing the needed computational and informational infrastructure for investigators at UW-Madison and Marshfield Clinic. We assist investigators during project conceptualization, grant submission, and deployment of secure data storage and processing methods.

Data Services

We provide requested data that are essential to a successful research project and study management software to facilitate research including REDCap and OnCore.

Clinical and Health Informatics Resources

Informatics resources are available for Clinical and other Health Research Projects. Learn more on our KB site (NetID protected).

Access to Accounts and Services

Looking for access to the Clinical Research Data Service (CRDS), i2b2, REDCap, OnCore, a CHI2 consult, or something else informatics-related? Complete the consult form to start any request!

SMPH Research Computing Infrastructure

A new School of Medicine and Public Health initiative aimed at advancing researchers’ capabilities in computational research.

Biomedical Informatics Team

Thomas Callaci

Position title: Honest Broker/Data Security Officer


Phone: (608) 262-5251

Joe Cavanaugh

Position title: IT Project Manager II (MSN)


Mike Collins

Position title: Senior IT Director - Research Computing


Gabe McMahan

Position title: Manager, Data Engineering


Phone: (608) 720-6771

Mariné Nalbandyan

Position title: Data Scientist III (real-world studies)


Andrea Pitkus

Position title: Ontologist


Laura Sharp

Position title: Administrative Assistant Director


Phone: (608) 263-6834