People and Technology
Medicine and Informatics
Community and Wellness
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion


The Clinical and Observational Data Excellence (CODE) Lab was founded and is directed by Associate Professor of Medicine & Epidemiology and Biostatistics Dr. William Brown III. At CODE Lab our mission is to help researchers and healthcare workers contribute to creating a Learning Health System by leveraging New Media (i.e., mHealth, social media) and Biomedical Informatics (i.e., semantic harmonization, natural language processing, machine learning, data visualization) to collect data in real-time, improve treatment and adherence, and integrate gathered data among and between clinical systems and other research datasets.​

We accomplish these goals by:

Developing innovative methods and tools for collecting data, improving adherence to biomedical protocols, and integrating diverse domain associated datasets.

Educating researchers, students, and healthcare providers on the importance of informatics and on how to use informatics tools.

Harmonizing data for new analysis, which will provide new knowledge to improve interventions and opportunities for new discoveries and collaborative research.

Lastly, we are also committed to improving the diversity at UCSF by leading existing efforts, and developing programs, that facilitate cross-cultural collaborations and recruitment and retention of underrepresented faculty, staff, and trainees.