Genevieve Melton-Meaux is a Professor of Surgery and Core Faculty of the Institute for Health Informatics at the University of Minnesota (UMN). Genevieve’s professional career brings together a unique combination of informatics, data science, and IT expertise; surgery; clinical and operational leadership; and research. She is a practicing surgeon and serves as Chief Analytics and Care Innovation Officer for Fairview Health Services, developing and maturing Fairview’s programs and strategies for population health, care variation reduction, and precision medicine. In leading enterprise informatics, data technology, and analytics, Genevieve’s teams improve health information technology design, usability, and use for front line clinicians, leaders, and patients and strive to transform the organization to be “data-driven”: to effectively use data, analytics and its other derivatives for improved decision-making. She co-leads the UMN Clinical natural language processing-information extraction (NLP-IE) Research Group and serves as President-elect for the American College of Medical Informatics.