Data Science Program

Directed by Tell Bennett, MD, MS​

The ACCORDS Data Science Program is a multidisciplinary, collaborative, analytic, and computational program that catalyzes research resulting in innovative applications of complex analytic approaches.

The program focuses on analyzing big, complex, and messy health data such as those emerging from the Children’s Hospital Colorado and University of Colorado Health electronic medical record systems and Health Data Compass. Text, image, and sensor data offer unique challenges for analytic teams and the program has particular interest and expertise in gaining clinical insight from these data types. We share our expertise in machine learning, open-source tools, and software engineering by building strong collaborations with other analytic groups on campus. 

Goals & Objectives

  • Build, deploy, and evaluate computational tools to improve human health using complex and high-volume clinical data.
  • Make rich text, image, and signal data more available to investigators across the CU-Anschutz medical campus.
  • Develop methods and tools to fill critical gaps. 

The mission will be achieved directly and indirectly through various research projects, grants, and faculty recruits. These will be accomplished by the Data Science Program team, which currently consists of a director, program manager, and 2 data scientists. The team is supported by a community of 2 associate professors, 4 assistant professors, 2 data scientists and 2 post-doctoral students, with expertise in Biostatistics, Clinical Informatics, Data Visualization, Machine Learning and Deep Learning, Mathematical and Physical Forecasting, and Pharmacology.




Tell Bennett, MD, MS

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Tell Bennett, MD, MS, is also the Section Head of Informatics and Data Science within the Department of Pediatrics and Director of the CCTSI Informatics Core. He is a pediatric critical care physician and data scientist with research concentrations in trauma, acute brain injury, high-dimensional prediction modeling, and computational reproducibility.

Mrs. Chan Voong is Program Manager of the Data Science Program, with a Master’s in Urban Spatial Analytics and background in Integrated Project Management.