Dr. Katherine Liao is a clinical investigator in the Division of Rheumatology, Immunology, and Allergy and Assistant Professor of Medicine and Biomedical Informatics at Harvard Medical School. She also holds a joint appointment with the Boston VA Healthcare System as part of the Massachusetts Epidemiology Research and Information Center (MAVERIC). Dr. Liao’s work integrates the disciplines of clinical epidemiology with bioinformatics, focusing on the impact of inflammation on cardiovascular outcomes, particularly in the rheumatic diseases. Her research spans patient-oriented studies to the development of approaches using natural language processing and machine learning algorithms using electronic health record data for clinical research.