Samah Fodeh-Jarad, PhD is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine, with a secondary appointment in the Yale School of Public Health. She is Associate Director of Health Data Sciences and Education at Yale center for Medical Informatics. She is also affiliated with the Yale Institute for Global Health (YIHG). Dr. Fodeh has distinguished herself as researcher in the field of Biomedical Informatics and Big Data Science with a growing national and international reputation. Her contributions include the development of complex computational methods and tools that are critical for advancing biomedical informatics research and data science. Through her work, Dr. Fodeh demonstrates the utility of exploiting and combining multiple data modalities by employing methods from data mining and machine learning. One example is her research on mining social media and health care data to learn more about suicide risk and opioid addiction. Dr. Fodeh is also interested in assessing the impact of digital communications between patients and healthcare providers on several health-related outcomes.