Areas of Expertise:
- Program Management
- Data Sharing
Dr. Elizabeth (Betsy) Hsu has joined the Surveillance Research Program as Chief of the Surveillance Informatics Branch (SIB). Betsy originally joined NCI as a Cancer Prevention Fellow, where she completed her master’s degree in public health at the Harvard School of Public Health. Prior to that, she earned her doctorate in biomedical engineering from the University of Texas at Austin, her master’s degree in biomedical engineering from Columbia University, and her bachelor’s degree in bioengineering from Stanford University.
Betsy joins SRP from NCI’s Center for Biomedical Informatics and Information Technology (CBIIT), where she served as a program manager in both the Office of Data Sharing and the Cancer Informatics Branch. As part of her work in CBIIT, she led NCI activities related to data sharing in support of the Cancer Moonshot, including facilitating the development and implementation of the NCI Blue Ribbon Panel Enhanced Data Sharing working group recommendation for a National Cancer Data Ecosystem. Betsy also supported the development of the funding opportunity for the Informatics Technology for Cancer Research Education Resource as well as interagency and public-private partnerships related to technology and data sharing. Prior to joining CBIIT, Betsy served on detail at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Innovation, Design, Entrepreneurship, and Action (IDEA) Lab/Office of the HHS chief technology officer, where she worked on a pilot open data project related to the Health Data Initiative.