National Academy of Sciences
National Academy of Engineering
Institute of Medicine
National Research Council
Board on Research Data and Information
Policy and Global Affairs
Quick Links


Contact Us
Board on Research Data and Information
Policy and Global Affairs Division
The National Academies
500 Fifth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001

Phone: (202) 334-3049

Betsy L. Humphreys
Deputy Director, National Library of Medicine

Betsy L. Humphreys is Deputy Director of the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM). As Deputy Director, she shares responsibility with the Director for overall program development, program evaluation, policy formulation, direction and coordination of all Library activities and is responsible for day to day operations. Ms. Humphreys also coordinates the Unified Medical Language System (UMLS) project, which produces knowledge sources to support advanced retrieval and integration of information from disparate electronic information sources, and NLM's activities related to health data standards. She contributes to the development of NIH and HHS policy on a range of matters, including health information technology, public access to research results, clinical trial registration and results reporting. Ms. Humphreys received a B.A. from Smith College and an M.L.S. from the University of Maryland, College Park. She is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies, a Fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics, and a Fellow of the Medical Library Association (MLA). She is the recipient of a number of awards, including the 2009 Morris F. Collen Award of Excellence from the American College of Medical Informatics, considered the highest honor in the field of medical informatics.