Dr. Nahm provides oversight and coordination of clinical research informatics projects undertaken by the Core, including DTMI's provision of infrastructure for clinical research data collection and management. She also oversees informatics for the MURDOCK community registry and the Duke Clinical Research Unit, as well as involvement in national efforts to develop and implement data standards. Additionally, Dr. Nahm supports efforts to advance the application of informatics capabilities to enhance medical practice. Through her work and associated collaborations, Dr. Nahm helps to shape Duke's Clinical Research Informatics strategy and direction.
Prior to her appointment as the Associate Director for Clinical Research Informatics, Dr. Nahm served as the Director of Clinical Data Integration at the Duke Clinical Research Institute 2001 and has been with the DCRI since 1998. She has over fifteen years of experience in clinical research informatics and quality control.
Dr. Nahm has held numerous industry leadership roles, including serving as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Society for Clinical Data Management (SCDM), Chair of the SCDM Good Clinical Data Management Practices (GCDMP) Committee, Chair of the Clinical Data Interchange Standards Consortium (CDISC) Industry Advisory Board, and the data management content expert for the NIH-sponsored National Leadership Forum for Clinical Research Networks.
Dr. Nahm authored the GCDMP sections on Measuring and Assuring Data Quality and has played a leadership role in data standards development and implementation efforts. She is currently working with the data standards development efforts in Cardiology and Tuberculosis on two NIH Roadmap projects, and the Data and Statistical Center for the National Institute on Drug Abuse Clinical Trials Network. She is a frequent presenter at industry meetings, and publishes in the clinical trial operational literature. Her research interests include quantitative evaluation of common clinical data management practices and data quality. She received her Masters in Nuclear Engineering from North Carolina State University, and her PhD at the University of Texas at Houston School of Health Information Sciences.