The Center for Administrative Data Research

The Center for Administrative Data Research (CADR) provides leadership and training in the use of administrative data in epidemiologic, health services, and outcomes research.


CADR provides data and services to Washington University faculty, staff, and students. Non-Washington University members of the Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences who are interested in working with administrative data are encouraged to collaborate with Washington University investigators. The services provided by CADR include:

  • Housing and maintaining a repository of administrative data and information about the data sources
  • Training investigators on the ethical and secure use of administrative data
  • Providing leadership on study design and analysis of administrative data
  • Facilitating collaboration among interdisciplinary investigators
  • Advancing the effective use of data to inform researchers, policymakers, and the public about health and healthcare.

Faculty & Staff

  • Jing Li, MD, DrPH, MS
    Co-Director of CADR
    Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medical Sciences
  • Matt Keller, MS
    Database Administrator, Institute for Informatics
  • Cherie Hill
    Database Analyst, Division of Infectious Diseases
  • Joanna Buss, MS
    Business & Technology Application Technician, Institute for Informatics
  • Dustin Stwalley, MA
    Programmer Analyst, Institute for Informatics


CADR works with investigators to publish findings from administrative data according to data use agreement publication requirements.

Request a Service

Complete the CADR Intake Survey to determine service needs. Email for consultation or inquiries.

Randi Foraker, PhD, MA, FAHA, FAMIA, FACMI

Director, Center for Population Health Informatics (CPHI)

Interim Director, Division of Biostatistics

Co-Director, Center for Administrative Data Research (CADR)

Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medical Sciences, School of Medicine

Professor of Public Health, Brown School