Heather Creasy

Biomedical Informatics Project Manager

  • Current Role

    Current Role

    As a CBIIT biomedical informatics project manager, I ensure that data across the NCI Cancer Research Data Commons (CRDC) adheres to the FAIR (findable, accessible, interoperable, reusable) guiding principles for scientific data management. I lead the CRDC Data Standards Services and Cancer Data Aggregator teams to enable interoperability across CRDC data repositories. In addition, I serve as the CRDC driver project champion and NIH Cloud Platform Interoperability (NCPI) contributor to the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (GA4GH). In this capacity, I promote GA4GH products and ensure that they are serving real world needs. All of this is with the intent to unlock the power of genomic data to benefit human health.

  • Projects


    Stylized image of a cloud showing repositories of data represented by circles with small icons hovering over top. The repositories include canine, imaging, genomic, and other types of data.

    NCI Cancer Research Data Commons (CRDC)

    Connects researchers with data sets and tools to analyze large- scale cancer research data in the cloud.
  • Publications
  • Background



    • M.S., Molecular Biology, Boston College
    • B.S., Biology, Providence College

    Previous Work

    • Lead Bioinformatics Analyst, Institute for Genome Sciences (IGS), University of Maryland School of Medicine
    • Bioinformatics Analyst, The Institute for Genomic Research (TIGR)
    • Senior Research Technician, Division of Molecular Genetics, Boston University School of Medicine