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Dr. Sean Mooney

Dr. Sean Mooney


Dr. Sean Mooney, Ph.D., serves as the Director of CIT and sits in the Office of the Director. As the Director, he is responsible for providing leadership, vision, and direction for the organization. This includes overseeing an approximately $400 million portfolio that includes a world-renowned supercomputer that allows researchers to conduct large-scale data analyses; a state-of-the-art network that enables research across NIH and around the world; cloud-based services that give researchers a cost-effective way to access datasets and advanced computational tools and services; and the latest collaboration tools to promote flexibility and productivity.

Previous Experience

Before joining CIT, Dr. Mooney served as a Professor of Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education at the University of Washington (UW) School of Medicine. He also served as Chief Research Information Officer of UW Medicine, Interim Director for the UW Institute for Medical Data Science, Associate Director of the National Alzheimer’s Coordinating Center, and Director of Informatics for the UW Institute of Translational Health Sciences.


  • Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Chemistry from the University of California, San Francisco
  • B.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • American Cancer Society John Peter Hoffman Fellow in the Department of Genetics and Stanford Medical Informatics
  • Fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics