School of Medicine

Biomedical Informatics Research

Faculty

Faculty

Denise E. Beaudoin, MD, MSPH, MS

Dr. Denise E. Beaudoin earned her MD from the Medical College of Pennsylvania, her MSPH from the University of Colorado, Department of Preventive Medicine and Biometrics, and her MS from the University of Utah, Department of Biomedical Informatics. She is an Assistant Professor (Lecturer Track) in the University of Utah’s Department of Biomedical I... Read More

Research Interests: Consumer Health Informatics, Medical Student Education in Biomedical Informatics

Specialties: Preventive Medicine

Email: Denise.Beaudoin@hsc.utah.edu

Phone: 801-581-4080

Bruce E. Bray, MD

Development and implementation of informatics tools in the health care environment; knowledge representation models and structured vocabularies for clinical medicine; medical expert systems and computerized practice guidelines; standards in medical informatics.... Read More

Research Interests: Clinical Informatics, Echocardiography, Population Health Management and Quality Improvement

Specialties: Cardiology, Echocardiography, Medical Informatics

Email: bruce.bray@hsc.utah.edu

Phone: 801-581-4080

Wendy W. Chapman, PhD

Dr. Chapman earned her Bachelor's degree in Linguistics and her PhD in Medical Informatics from the University of Utah in 2000. From 2000-2010 she was a National Library of Medicine postdoctoral fellow and then a faculty member at the University of Pittsburgh. She joined the Division of Biomedical Informatics at the University of California, San Di... Read More

Email: wendy.chapman@utah.edu

Phone: 801-581-4080

Mike Conway, PhD

Since earning his PhD from the University of Sheffield’s Department of Computer Science in 2007, Dr Conway's research has centered on utilizing Natural Language Processing for applications in public health informatics. First, in Dr Nigel Collier’s research group at the National Institute of Informatics, Japan (2007-2009) where, funded by a  Japanes... Read More

Research Interests: Bioethics, Clinical Natural Language Processing, Consumer Health Informatics, Health Informatics, Natural Language Processing, Public Health Informatics

Email: mike.conway@utah.edu

Phone: 801-581-4080

Guilherme Del Fiol, MD, PhD

Dr. Guilherme Del Fiol earned his PhD in Biomedical Informatics from the University of Utah. He earned his MD at the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil and his MS in Computer Science at Catholic University of Parana, Brazil. He is an Assistant Professor in the University of Utah’s Department of Biomedical Informatics since 2011. Prior to the Universit... Read More

Research Interests: Clinical Decision Support Systems, Controlled Standard Terminologies, Health Information Standards Development and Use, Knowledge Management, Clinical

Email: guilherme.delfiol@utah.edu

Phone: 801-581-4080

R. Scott Evans, MS, PhD, FACMI

Dr. R. Scott Evans earned his PhD in Medical Biophysics and Computing from the University of Utah and his MS in Parasitology/Microbiology from Brigham Young University. He is a tenured professor in the University of Utah’s Biomedical Department of Informatics. In 1997, he did a fellowship with the American College of Medical Informatics. His areas... Read More

Research Interests: Adverse Drug Reaction Reporting Systems, Adverse Medical Device Events, Antibiotic-Resistant Pathogens, Clinical Decision Support Systems, Infectious Disease, Microbiology, Patient Isolation, Pulmonary Embolism, Sleep Apnea, Obstructive, Venous Thrombosis

Specialties: Biomedical Informatics

Email: rscott.evans@imail.org

Phone: 801-408-3029

Julio C. Facelli, PhD

Dr. Facelli was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and attended the University of Buenos Aires where he got his Ph.D in physics in 1982. In 1993 he did post-doctoral research at the University of Arizona and the following year he joined the University of Utah. At the University of Utah he was the Director of the Center for High Performance Computing f... Read More

Research Interests: Crystal Structure Prediction (CSP) of Pharmaceutical Drugs, Data Mining in Biomedical Informatics, Distributed Information Systems for Clinical and Translational Research, Informatics of Nanoscale Drug Delivery Systems for Cancer Treatment, Protein Structure Prediction in Neurodegenerative Diseases

Specialties: Biomedical Informatics

Email: julio.facelli@utah.edu

Phone: 801-581-4080

Ramkiran Gouripeddi, MS, MBBS

Dr. Ram Gouripeddi earned his MS from Arizona State University (2009) and his medical degree from MGR Medical University, India. He is an Assistant Professor in the University of Utah’s Department of Biomedical Informatics. He has broad interests in clinical and clinical research informatics. He participates in research in which investigators attem... Read More

Research Interests: Big Data Analytics, Clinical Decision Support Systems, Clinical Research Informatics, Comparative Effectiveness Research, Data Architecture, Data Mining, Data Modeling, Data Quality, Distributed Information Systems for Clinical and Translational Research, Distributional Semantics, Exposomics, Federated Biomedical Query Systems, Health Information Standards Development and Use, Health Services Research, Identity Resolution, Knowledge Discovery, Machine Learning, Metadata Discovery, Personalized Medicine, Phenotyping, Semantic Integration of Information, Terminologies & Ontologies

Email: ram.gouripeddi@utah.edu

Phone: 801-581-4040

Joseph W. Hales, PhD

Dr. Joseph W. Hales earned his PhD in Medical Informatics at the University of Utah. He is an associate professor (clinical) in the University of Utah’s Department of Biomedical Informatics and an adjunct associate professor of Pediatrics in the University of Utah’s School of Medicine. Dr. Hales is the Director of Information Systems at Primary... Read More

Research Interests: Graduate Medical Informatics Education, Health Information Security, Pediatric Applications of Electronic Health Records

Specialties: Biomedical Informatics

Email: joe.hales@imail.org

Phone: 801-662-6616

Stanley M. Huff, MD

Dr. Stanley M. Huff earned his MD from the University of Utah’s School of Medicine. He is a clinical professor in the University of Utah’s Department of Biomedical Informatics, an adjunct professor of Nursing, and an adjunct assistant professor of Pathology at the University of Utah. His expertise is in the following areas: medical information re... Read More

Research Interests: Clinical Data Exchange Standards, Clinical Information Models, Electronic Health Record Systems, Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes, SNOMED CT, Standard Coded Terminologies

Specialties: Pathology, Clinical

Email: stan.huff@imail.org

Phone: 801-507-9111

John F. Hurdle, MD, PhD

Main Research Interests: practical Natural Language Processing for clinical and biomedical text applications; finding smart and inexpensive ways to assess the grocery quality of the foods households buy at grocery stores and online.Education: Dr. John F. Hurdle earned his MD from the University of Colorado (1981) and his MS in Computer Science from... Read More

Research Interests: Clinical Natural Language Processing, Ethics Committees, Research, Health Services, Nutritional Data Mining

Specialties: Biomedical Informatics

Email: john.hurdle@utah.edu

Phone: 801-213-3232

Kensaku Kawamoto, MHS, MD, PhD

Dr. Kensaku Kawamoto earned both his PhD in Biomedical Engineering and MD from Duke University. He is Associate Chief Medical Information Officer, Director of Knowledge Management and Mobilization (KMM), and Assistant Professor of Biomedical Informatics at the University of Utah Health Sciences Center. As a health informaticist and system archi... Read More

Research Interests: Clinical Decision Support Systems, Knowledge Management, Personalized Medicine, Standards and Scalability

Specialties: Biomedical Informatics

Email: kensaku.kawamoto@utah.edu

Phone: 801-587-8076

Scott P. Narus, PhD, MS

Dr. Scott P. Narus earned his PhD in Medical Informatics from the University of Utah and his MS in Electrical/Computer Engineering from the University of Arizona. He is an Associate Professor (Clinical) in the University of Utah’s Department of Biomedical Informatics, and an Adjunct Associate Professor of Nursing. Dr. Narus is currently a Medical I... Read More

Research Interests: Clinical Decision Support Systems, Consumer Health Informatics, Electronic Health Record Systems, Federated Biomedical Query Systems, Health Information Exchange Networks, Health Information Technology

Specialties: Biomedical Informatics

Email: scott.narus@hsc.utah.edu

Phone: 801-507-9255

Catherine J. Staes, BSN, MPH, PhD

Catherine J. Staes earned her MPH from John Hopkins University and her PhD in Medical Informatics from the University of Utah. Dr. Staes is an assistant professor in the University of Utah’s Department of Biomedical Informatics. Her expertise involves systems analysis, decision support, and standards in order to improve communication between publi... Read More

Research Interests: Decision Support Techniques, Knowledge Management, Population Health Management and Quality Improvement, Public Health Informatics

Specialties: Biomedical Informatics

Email: catherine.staes@hsc.utah.edu

Phone: 801-581-4080

Charlene R. Weir, PhD, RN

Dr. Charlene Weir is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Biomedical Informatics at the University of Utah and the Associate Director for Education and Evaluation for the SLC GRECC as well as an investigator in the SLC IDEAS VA HSR&D center. Dr. Weir has a PhD in social cognitive psychology as well as a MS in Nursing. Her are... Read More

Research Interests: Biomedical Informatics, Cognitive Science, Health Information Technology, Psychology, Social, Statistics, Task Performance and Analysis

Specialties: Biomedical Informatics

Email: charlene.weir@hsc.utah.edu

Phone: 801-581-4080

Qing T. Zeng, PhD

Qing T. Zeng earned her PhD degree in Medical Informatics from Columbia University. She is a Professor in the University of Utah’s Department of Biomedical Informatics, and an IDEA Center Principal Investigator at the University of Utah and the VA Hospital. Her expertise is in clinical and consumer health information extraction, analysis, and pr... Read More

Research Interests: Consumer Health Informatics, Natural Language Processing, Semantic Integration of Information

Specialties: Biomedical Informatics

Email: q.t.zeng@utah.edu

Phone: 801-213-3357