Emily Greenspan, Ph.D.

Health Science Administrator

  • Current Role

    Current Role

    I am a Biomedical Informatics Program Director in CBIIT and serve as the NCI federal program lead for the NCI-Department of Energy (DOE) Collaboration, which applies artificial intelligence (AI) approaches and advanced computing to specific areas of cancer research. The NCI-DOE Collaboration encompasses three distinct predictive oncology projects, ADMIRRAL, MOSSAIC and IMPROVE, as well as the Accelerating Therapeutics for Opportunities in Medicine (ATOM) Consortium. I also lead and support computational modeling projects and activities across NCI and NIH, including the CBIIT AI and High Performance Computing Working Group, the trans-NCI AI Working Group, and the NIH Bridge2AI Program.

  • Projects


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    Accelerating Therapeutics for Opportunities in Medicine (ATOM)

    Transforms drug discovery through AI, HPC, and emerging biotechnologies.
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    NCI-Department of Energy Collaborations

    Advances computation, predictive models, and AI/ML to accelerate precision oncology.
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    U.S. and European Union AI Administrative Agreement

    An agreement to collaborate on research using artificial intelligence, computing, and privacy-related technologies to enable researchers to better build on existing work.
  • 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!
    Participate in the upcoming challenge to assess NCI Cancer Research Data Commons' compatibility with AI/ML technologies.
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  • Background



    • Ph.D., Biomedical Sciences, University of Connecticut Health Center
    • B.A., Biochemistry, Wellesley College

    Previous Work

    • Program Director, NCI Center for Strategic Scientific Initiatives (CSSI) and the Provocative Questions Initiative
    • Postdoctoral Fellow, Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, Georgetown University