Joseph D. Romano, PhD

Biomedical data scientist and translational bioinformatician

Email: joseph.romano [at] pennmedicine.upenn.edu


I'm currently a postdoc at the University of Pennsylvania, where I work in Jason Moore, PhD's Computational Genetics Lab. In 2019, I earned my PhD from Columbia University's Department of Biomedical Informatics as a member of the Tatonetti Lab. My research focuses on using translational bioinformatics and artificial intelligence to discover links between chemical exposures and clinically significant human diseases. I'm also interested more broadly in clinical informatics, AI methods development, and informatics education.

I am supported by a K99/R00 "Pathway to Independence" grant awarded by the US National Library of Medicine, titled Discovering clinical endpoints of toxicity via graph machine learning and semantic data analysis (K99-LM013646; PI: Romano).

For more information about my research, publications, or CV/résumé, please see the links at the top of the page.


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About me

I live in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania, with my wife and our cat Maisie.

My hobbies include skiing, retro computing, speedrunning, jazz (I play piano and trumpet), and visiting breweries / trying craft beer. I like to try my hand at brewing my own beer on occasion. As of now, I've only made pale ales and red ales, but I hope to try some more adventurous styles in the future.

I have a small (but growing) collection of retro computing hardware. This includes several Atari 800XLs, a TI-99/4a, a DEC VT220 terminal, assorted peripherals, and many emulated / Raspberry PI-based modern replicas of old computers and game consoles.