Melissa Haendel

Melissa Haendel
Director of the Ontology Development Group

Interim Co-Director of the OHSU Library

Associate Professor
OHSU Library
Department of Medical Informatics & Clinical Epidemiology

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Major Responsibilities

  • Interim Co-Director of the Library
  • Director of the Ontology Development Research Laboratory within the OHSU Library and Department of Medical Informatics and Epidemiology
  • Principal investigator of: 
    • PCORI "Realization of a Standard of Care for Rare Diseases Using Patient-Engaged Phenotyping”
  • Development of ontologies and data standards
  • End-user requirements and user interface design and testing
  • Science of Science
  • Promotion of research reproducibility
  • Development of open science policies and practices


  • Ph.D. Neuroscience (1999) University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
  • B.A. Chemistry (1991) Reed College, Portland, OR