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Cynthia Gadd, Faculty Head of East House

Cynthia Gadd is the faculty head of East House, and is Professor and Director of Educational Programs in Biomedical Informatics. 

Gadd’s research interests include the development and evaluation of innovative approaches for biomedical informatics education and training to meet the needs of health care in the United States and globally. She also brings a great deal of experience mentoring students from high school to graduate levels.

Her husband, Dave, is a local coordinator for Habitat for Humanity. They will be joined in East House by their dog, Fanny, and cat, Angus. Sons Jordan and Eli, a college undergraduate, also will visit.

The House

Located on The Ingram Commons, East House provides modern features in a classic structure. Approximatley 100 students live in East House. The building was completely renovated in 1987–88 and further renovations took place in the summers of 2005 and 2006. There is a study lounge, television lounge, and full-size kitchen on the second floor. The Faculty Head of House lives in an apartment on the second floor. The first floor consists of mechanical rooms, and the office of the Area Maintenance Supervisor.

East House was built in 1924.