Tyrone Grandison, PhD is the first Chief Information Officer at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington. In this role, Ty oversees the infrastructure, data management, data visualization, web development, scientific computing and workforce support functions. He directs and guides the systems that enable and empower the Financial Operations, Research, Organizational Development and Training, Strategy and Operations, Global Engagement and Data Science teams.
Ty has extensive experience in the field; with over 20 years of expertise in computer science, data management, software engineering, and organizational change management. Ty is a prolific inventor, a Distinguished Engineer of the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM), a Fellow of the British Computer Society, a Fellow of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), and author of a couple of books on computer privacy and trust management.
IHME was established at the University of Washington in Seattle in 2007. Its mission is to improve health through better health evidence.