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Dr. Laura Price Coombs

Dr. Laura Price Coombs, Ph.D.

2022 Distinguished Alumni

Ph.D. Statistics 

Laura P. Coombs proudly received her doctoral degree in statistics from Oklahoma State University. She is now Vice President of Data Science and Informatics at the American College of Radiology, where she is responsible for the informatics portfolio, including the Data Science Institute. In that role, Laura collaborates with academic institutions, industry and government, including the FDA, to ensure that artificial intelligence algorithms for medical imaging are deployed safely and effectively. She provides product oversight of the development of the AI-LAB, the Data Archive and Research Toolkit, and other informatics products including ACR Assist and ACR Common.  


Laura started at the American College of Radiology as Director of Data Registries, a collection of quality registries for medical imaging. Prior to joining the ACR, she was an Assistant Research Professor at George Washington University Biostatistics Center, where she was the biostatistician on several National Institutes of Health-sponsored clinical trials. She also developed models for risk-adjustment for outcomes registries as an assistant research professor at Duke Clinical Research Institute.  

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