Neel Shimpi, B.D.S, Ph.D., associate research scientist at the Center for Oral and Systemic Health at Marshfield Clinic Research Institute, has been selected as the chair of the national Dental Informatics Working Group.

As a subcommittee of the American Medical Informatics Association, the Dental Informatics Working Group has specific interests in dental informatics and coordinates communication with other health care and informatics specialties to better improve all health care applications. 

“I am truly honored to serve as the chair of the Dental Informatics Working Group,” said Shimpi. “The field of informatics has seen a rapid growth in the past few years, including in the field of oral and systemic health.”

Shimpi has been actively engaged in research at the Research Institute, advancing medical-dental integration for more than five years. She earned a bachelor’s degree in dental surgery from India, a master's degree in Health Care Management from Cambridge College of Management in Massachusetts and a doctorate in Biomedical and Health Informatics from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Shimpi's research interests include medical and dental informatics, artificial intelligence, oral and systemic health connections, developing clinical decision support tools, provider and patient education and electronic health records.