Jomol Mathew

Credentials: PhD

Position title: Director, Principal Investigator

Dr. Jomol Mathew, PhD is the Principal Investigator of the Survey of the Health of Wisconsin (SHOW). She is also the associate dean for informatics and information technology, an associate professor in the Department of Population Health Sciences, and serves as the school’s chief of biomedical informatics, director of informatics for the UW Institute for Clinical and Translational Research, and associate director of informatics for the UW Carbone Cancer Center.

As the associate dean for informatics and information technology, Dr. Mathew is responsible for the development and implementation of a strategic vision for enterprise data, informatics, and information technology activities in the school.

Mathew works to advance an unparalleled data ecosystem that enables the school and researchers to better collect, share, and analyze data from across the health system and university in pursuit of breakthroughs in precision medicine and research. She fosters strong partnerships with UW Health, UW–Madison’s Division of Information Technology, and scientists across campus and in the school, to provide innovative informatics and information technology solutions that meet the needs of researchers.

Previous Experience

Mathew is a highly respected leader in biomedical informatics, clinical and translational research, and digital innovations in health care. During the last 15 years in informatics leadership roles, she has led the development of institution-wide, standards-based platforms for data integration, visualization, and analytics; frameworks for secure data exchange; informatics tools for precision medicine; electronic devices for remote data capture; and tools to improve patient engagement and point of care clinical trials recruitment using real time data.


Mathew earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Kerala Agricultural University in India and her PhD in plant and soil sciences from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2001. She also completed a postdoctoral fellowship in biostatistics and informatics at the New York University School of Medicine.