Norboge Named Director, Oncology Clinical and Research IT

July 23, 2018
By: Karen E. Butler, Director of Communications

Emily Norboge, MPA, was recently named director for Oncology Clinical and Research Information Technology (IT), a newly created position supporting Duke Cancer Institute Health Information Technology. 

“Emily will help DCI leverage IT resources across Duke Health to help DCI achieve its strategic vision,” said Eric Poon, MD, MPH, FACMI, Chief Health Information Officer for Duke Health. “There are many opportunities for clinicians and researchers in DCI to take advantage of the significant investments by the Duke University Health System and School of Medicine in technology to re-imagine what they do every day. Emily will serve as a catalyst for that journey.”

Previously, from Nov. 2016 to May 2018, Norboge served as strategic planning solutions manager for Enterprise Analytics and Data Sciences at the University of North Carolina Health Care Systems in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. There, among other duties, she led system-wide, cross-functional teams of clinical stakeholders, data scientists and database/ETL developers to surface and prioritize capabilities of the organization’s strategic planning product suite.

From 2011 to 2016, Norboge held multiple leadership roles within Radiation Oncology at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, including administrative director of Strategic Operations from 2015 to 2016.

Norboge received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science in May 2011 from Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. In tandem, she also in May 2011 received her Master of Public Service and Administration degree in Health Policy and Management Concentration from Texas A&M University.

“We are pleased to welcome Emily to our team,” said Karen Kharasch, director of Research Administration and Operations, Duke Cancer Institute. “In her role at Duke Cancer Institute, Emily will help demonstrate how information technology, clinical informatics, bioinformatics and advanced analytics can contribute to the three pillars of DCI’s overall vision. She will facilitate the development of an overarching IT strategy and will oversee the evolution and ongoing support of the full line of clinical, research and analytic IT applications and tools in use throughout Duke Cancer Institute.”

Norboge began serving in her new role at Duke in May.