Timothy W. Clark, PhD

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Research Investigator Profile

Timothy W. Clark, MSc

Timothy W. Clark, PhD

  • Assistant Professor of Neurology,
    Harvard Medical School
  • Director,
    Biomedical Informatics Core, Massachusetts General Hospital



Research Description

Tim Clark is a researcher in biomedical informatics with over 24 years of experience in the field. He is Director of Informatics at the MassGeneral Institute for Neurodegenerative Disease; Assistant Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School; directs the MGH Biomedical Informatics Core; and co-directs the Data and Statistics Core at the Massachusetts Alzheimer Disease Research Center. 

Dr. Clark is also a Founding Editorial Board member of the journal Briefings in Bioinformatics, and an Advisory Board member for the journal F1000 Research. 

Before coming to Harvard, he was Vice President of Informatics at Millennium Pharmaceuticals, where his team built one of the first integrated bio- and chemi-informatics software platforms in the pharmaceutical industry. He began his career in life science informatics at the NCBI/NIH, where he led the database development team for NCBI GenBank. 

His core research group is based in the Neurology Research Department of the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), where it works in the areas of neuroinformatics, semantic web, and social computing. 

Dr. Clark’s academic training is in Computer Science. He earned his M.S. at Johns Hopkins University; and his Ph.D. at the University of Manchester (UK) under Professor Carole Goble, with a dissertation on the sociotechnical architecture and computational semantics of biomedical communications.

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Research interests Software interoperability, neuroinformatics, and semantic models of theory and evidence in biomedical research, social computing
Research techniques Integrative computational methods in biomedical and brain research
Diseases studied Alzheimer's disease
Selected publications
  1. Das S, Rogan M, Kawadler H, Corlosquet S, Brin S and Clark T. PD Online: a case study in scientific collaboration on the Web. Workshop on the Future of the Web for Collaborative Science, 19th International World Wide Web Conference, Raleigh, North Carolina USA - April 26-30, 2010 (accepted)
  2. Das S, Girard L, Green T, Weitzmann L, Lewis-Bowen A, and Clark T. Building Biomedical Web Communities Using a Semantically-Aware Content Management System. Briefings in Bioinformatics. 2009 Mar;10(2):129-38. Epub 2008 Dec 6. PMID: 19060302
  3. Das S, Goetz M, Girard L, Clark T. Scientific Publications on Web 3.0. 13th International Conference on Electronic Publishing (ELPUB 2009), 10-12 June 2009, Milan, Italy.
  4. Corlosquet S, Delbru R , Clark T, Polleres A, and Decker S. Produce and Consume Linked Data with Drupal. 8th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2009); October 25-29, 2009, Washington DC.
  5. Passant A, Ciccarese P, Breslin J, Clark T. SWAN/SIOC: Aligning Scientific Discourse Representation and Social Semantics. Workshop on Semantic Web Applications in Scientific Discourse, 8th International Conference on Semantic Web (ISWC 2009), Oct 25-29 2009, Washington DC.
NCBI PubMed link NCBI PubMed Publications
E-mail address twclark@partners.org
Lab mailing address

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Updated 10/1/2014