Patricia Brennan, RN, PhD
Chief Executive Officer, American Heart Association

Patricia is the Director of the National Library of Medicine (NLM) - the world’s largest biomedical library and the producer of digital information services used by scientists, health professionals and members of the public worldwide. She is also the NIH Interim Associate Director for Data Science (ADDS); her team provides input to the overall NIH vision and actions undertaken by each of the 27 Institutes and Centers in support of biomedical research as a digital enterprise, and oversees the Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) initiative. Patricia, a pioneer in the development of information systems for patients, developed a series of Web-based interventions designed to reduce isolation and improve self-care among home care patients. She also directed Project HealthDesign, an initiative designed to stimulate the next generation of personal health records. A past president of the American Medical Informatics Association, Patricia was elected to the Institute of Medicine (now the National Academy of Medicine), and she is a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, the American College of Medical Informatics, and the New York Academy of Medicine.