Dr. Ida Sim



Ida Sim, MD, PhD┬áis a primary care physician, informatics researcher and entrepreneur. She’s professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, where she co-directs biomedical informatics at UCSF’s Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute. Her current research focuses on the use of mobile apps and sensors to improve health and manage disease for populations and individuals and to make clinical research faster and less expensive. She’s also a co-founder of Open mHealth, a non-profit organization breaking down barriers to mobile health app and data integration through open software architecture. Dr. Sim is also a co-investigator with the Mobile Data to Knowledge NIH Center of Excellence. Dr. Sim received her MD and PhD from Stanford University.

Dr. Sim was the founding project coordinator of the World Health Organization’s International Clinical Trials Registry Platform, where she led the establishment of the first global policy on clinical trial registration and defined the common 20-item trial registration data set all registers worldwide now adhere to. She served on the Institute of Medicine’s committee on responsible clinical data sharing and is now the technical lead of the MRCT Framework for Data Sharing initiative to build a single global portal for sharing clinical trial data.

Dr. Sim has served on multiple advisory committees on health information infrastructure for clinical care and research, including committees of the National Research Council and Institute of Medicine. She’s a recipient of the United States Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), a fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics and a member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation.