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Leadership Bios

Dr. Teresa Zayas Cabán

Dr. Teresa Zayas Cabán

Director, Office of the Chief Scientist

Dr. Teresa Zayas Cabán is the director of the Office of the Chief Scientist (OCS), which is responsible for developing and evaluating ONC’s overall scientific efforts and activities. OCS develops, establishes, or recommends scientific policy to the national coordinator. OCS leads ONC’s precision medicine initiative (PMI) activities and provides oversight of ONC’s patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR) projects.

Dr. Zayas Cabán was previously the chief of health IT research and acting director of the division of health IT at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). While at AHRQ, she set new directions for their funding opportunities and coordinated with federal partners, such as the National Science Foundation.

Before joining AHRQ, she served as a post-doctoral trainee in the computation and informatics in biology and medicine program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Zayas Cabán obtained her doctorate in industrial and systems engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she was a National Science Foundation graduate research fellow in industrial engineering.