Lauren Richter is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Informatics and Pediatrics at Columbia University Irving Medical Center. She is board-certified in general pediatrics, pediatric endocrinology, and clinical informatics. Dr. Richter earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Florida and her medical degree from the University of Central Florida. She completed her residency in Pediatrics at Jacobi Medical Center and her fellowship in Pediatric Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism at NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital. While in her clinical fellowship, she performed laboratory research investigating novel therapeutic targets for liver fibrosis and insulin resistance. She then went on to complete the National Library of Medicine biomedical informatics postdoctoral fellowship at Columbia University, where she earned her master’s in biomedical informatics. As a physician-scientist, Dr. Richter collaborates with many members of the department to improve medicine via biomedical informatics. She works with George Hripcsak and David Albers investigating the use of data assimilation on mechanistic models of physiology to predict disease outcomes in patients with diabetes and other insulin-resistant conditions. She also focuses on innovation in artificial intelligence as it applies to medical education and clinical practice.