Ray Named Assistant Dean for Research

Dr. Stuart C. Ray will be the next assistant dean for research with a focus on data integrity for the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine beginning February 1.

Dr. Ray is a Professor of Medicine and Oncology in the Division of Infectious Diseases. He has served as vice chair for data integrity and analytics in the Department of Medicine since 2015. As vice chair, he has worked to bridge technologies across multiple sites in each of the DOM’s missions, developed best practices for research data stewardship focused on discoverable retention of primary data for publications, and partnered with research leadership at both Johns Hopkins University and Johns Hopkins Medicine to harmonize efforts. He is a virologist and clinical investigator in the Center for Viral Hepatitis Research as well as a faculty member of the Janeway Firm of the Osler Medical Residency and the graduate programs in Immunology, Pharmacology and Health Sciences Informatics. He is a member of the Johns Hopkins Medicine Data Trust Council, and co-chair of the Research Subcouncil.

Dr. Ray graduated from Vanderbilt University with a degree in molecular biology before earning his medical degree from the Vanderbilt School of Medicine. He then came to Hopkins to complete residency and a fellowship in infectious diseases. He served as an assistant chief of service before joining the faculty in the Division of Infectious Diseases in 1997.

In his new role, Dr. Ray will report to Dr. Antony Rosen, vice dean for research, and oversee School of Medicine programs for research data management and archiving, as well as new efforts to streamline and simplify data access and sharing for Medicine investigators and their collaborators outside the HIPAA-covered entity. He will maintain his vice chair role in the DOM and hopes to align the Department’s efforts with those of the School of Medicine.

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Ray on his well-deserved appointment as assistant dean for research and thanking him for his continued commitment to the Department of Medicine.