Gari Clifford, Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Biomedical Informatics, Emory University
Professor of Biomedical Informatics and Biomedical Engineering, Emory University and Georgia Institute of Technology
Director of Informatics, Georgia CTSA, Emory University
Member, OneFlorida+ Executive Committee
Dr. Gari Clifford is a tenured professor in biomedical informatics and biomedical engineering at Emory University and Georgia Institute of Technology. He is the director of informatics for the Georgia CTSA, deputy editor for the Journal of Physiological Measurement, and adjunct professor at Morehouse School of Medicine. For the last two decades, Dr. Clifford’s research has focused on the application of signal processing and machine learning to medicine, with focal areas in brain health, cardiovascular disease, critical care medicine, fetal monitoring and mhealth, particularly in low resource settings.
After completing his Ph.D. at the University of Oxford, he was a postdoctoral fellow, then a principal research scientist at MIT, where he was the engineering lead on the MIMIC II database and a key contributor to PhysioNet.
Dr. Clifford also founded Mindchild Medical, an MIT spin-out focused on high-resolution ECG fetal monitoring. He later returned to the University of Oxford as an associate professor of biomedical engineering, where he helped found its Sleep & Circadian Neuroscience Institute and served as director of the Centre for Doctoral Training in Healthcare Innovation at the Oxford Institute of Biomedical Engineering. Dr Clifford also founded the Centre for Affordable Healthcare Technology at Oxford’s Kellogg College, focused on developing low-cost technologies to empower healthcare workers in resource-poor settings. Since 2015 he has led the PhysioNet Challenges. Dr Clifford is CTO of MindChild Medical, CSO of Lifebell AI, and an advisor to Alivecor.