Faculty Directory

Harry Burke

Adjunct Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine

Office Phone: 202-994-3539
Email: Email
Department: Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine


  • BA, University of Chicago, 1979
  • MA, University of Chicago, 1980
  • PhD, University of Chicago, 1987
  • MD, University of Chicago, 1988


Harry B. Burke, MD, PhD, was awarded his medical and doctoral degrees by the University of Chicago. He is a Professor of Medicine at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD, USA. His research interests include: improving safety, quality, and value; advanced statistical modeling, predictive analytics, and deep learning; health informatics, including clinical decision support systems and natural language processing; applied information theory; and the use of molecular biomarkers in precision medicine. He has an extensive publication record, he is a member of the Editorial Board of several journals, including the Journal of the National Cancer Instituteand the American Cancer Society’s journal Cancer, and he reviews for many high impact journals.
Selected publications can be accessed at: www.harryburke.com


2014 - 2019              Principal Investigator, Patient Safety and Quality Academic Collaborative, Defense Health Agency, Uniformed Services University joint program, Department of Defense, $2,750,000.
2018 – 2019              Principal Investigator, DHA Patient Safety Program, Subject Matter Expert (SME) and Program Management Support (USU).Department of Defense, $187,200.



Graduate Informatics Program:
Bioinformatics: Clinical Genomics
Proteomics & Biomarker Discovery: Clinical Proteomics


Improving safety, quality, and value
Advanced statistical modeling, predictive analytics, and deep learning
Health informatics, including clinical decision support systems and natural language processing
Applied information theory
Use of molecular biomarkers in precision medicine

Centers and Institutes

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences


  • Medical Informatics


View publications by this faculty member from January 1, 2013 - present

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Industry Relationships and Collaborations

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