Brandon J. Wright, Ph.D.

Health Science Administrator

  • Center for Biomedical Informatics & Information Technology
  • Office of Data Sharing
  • Scientific Policy and Program Branch B
  • Current Role

    Current Role

    I provide support for NCI implementation of data sharing efforts across NCI divisions, offices, and centers. I serve as a genomic program administrator (GPA). As a GPA, I process data access requests and develop metric reports. I also conduct various analyses, including landscape analysis across NCI resources and support optimization and streamlining efforts. Borrowing from my expertise in neuroscience, cancer research, and computing-related technologies has allowed me to sit on various working groups, including Future Tech Trends, Trans-NIH Data Sharing, and Trans-NCI Artificial Intelligence.

  • Projects


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    Childhood Cancer Data Initiative

    Develops the means to collect and share childhood cancer data to learn from every child with cancer.
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    Gabriella Miller Kids First Data Access Committee

    Grants researchers access to controlled childhood cancer and structural birth defects data.
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    NCI Cancer Research Data Commons (CRDC)

    Connects researchers with data sets and tools to analyze large- scale cancer research data in the cloud.
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    NCI Data Access Committee

    Reviews requests to access data in the database of Genotypes and Phenotypes.
  • Publications
  • In the News

    In the News

    Are you planning to attend this year’s American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting? Make sure to add these NCI-affiliated data science activities to your schedule!
  • Background



    • Ph.D., Physiology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
    • B.S., Computer Science, Grambling State University

    Previous Work

    • Intramural Postdoctoral Fellow, Protein Processing Section, NCI
    • Intramural Postdoctoral Fellow, Unit on the Neurobiology of Affective Memory, NIMH

    Recent Awards

    • Cancer Research Training Award (2017–2021), NCI
    • Neuroscience Scholars Program (2017–2019), NIMH
    • Intramural Research Training Award (2016–2017), NIMH