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Biomedical Informatics Research

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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

Specialties: Preventive Medicine

Medical School: Medical College of Pennsylvania

Bruce E. Bray, MD

Dr. Bray is a Professor in the Departments of Medicine (Cardiovascular) and Biomedical Informatics at the University of Utah School of Medicine. Dr. Bray obtained a bachelor of science degree in biology and a medical degree from Loma Linda University. He completed an Internal Medicine Residency at Wright State University / Kettering Medical Center,... Read More

Specialties: Cardiology, Echocardiography

Residency: Wright State University/Kettering Medical Center

Medical School: Loma Linda University

Guilherme Del Fiol, MD, PhD

Dr. Guilherme Del Fiol earned his MD from the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil; his MS in Computer Science from the Catholic University of Parana, Brazil; and his PhD in Biomedical Informatics from the University of Utah. He is currently Associate Professor and Vice-Chair of Research in the University of Utah’s Department of Biomedical In... Read More

Residency: University of São Paulo

Medical School: University of São Paulo

R. Scott Evans, FACMI, MS, PhD

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 o... Read More

Specialties: Biomedical Informatics

Julio C. Facelli, PhD

Vice Chair, Department of Biomedical Informatics

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 1983 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 Performanc... Read More

Specialties: Biomedical Informatics

Ramkiran Gouripeddi, MBBS, MS

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 attemp... Read More

Residency: Stanley Government Hospital

Medical School: Stanley Medical College, M.G.R. Medical University

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 C... Read More

Specialties: Biomedical Informatics

Peter J. Haug, MD

Dr. Peter J. Haug earned his MD from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Currently he directs the Homer Warner Center for Informatics Research at Intermountain Healthcare and is a professor in the University of Utah’s Department of Biomedical Informatics, where he is involved in research and postgraduate education.His expertise includes the follo... Read More

Specialties: General Internal Medicine

Residency: LDS Hospital

Medical School: University of Wisconsin Medical School

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 repr... Read More

Specialties: Pathology, Clinical

Residency: University of Utah

Residency: University of New Mexico

Medical School: University of Utah

John F. Hurdle, MD, PhD

Main Research Interests: practical, real world natural language processing (NLP) for clinical and biomedical text applications. Past major research contributions: patient safety with a focus on adverse drug events; data mining in renal transplantation databases; more NLP, of course, and finding smart and inexpensive ways to assess, and relate to he... Read More

Specialties: Biomedical Informatics

Medical School: University of Colorado, Denver

Kensaku Kawamoto, MD, PhD, MHS

Dr. Kensaku Kawamoto is Associate Chief Medical Information Officer of University of Utah Health.  He is also Associate Professor and Vice Chair of Clinical Informatics in the University of Utah Department of Biomedical Informatics.  Dr. Kawamoto earned his B.A. in biochemical sciences from Harvard University, and he earned his M.D., Ph.D... Read More

Specialties: Biomedical Informatics

Medical School: Duke University School of Medicine

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 Med... Read More

Specialties: Biomedical Informatics

Catherine J. Staes, RN, MPH, PhD, FACMI

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 public ... Read More

Specialties: Biomedical Informatics, Nursing Informatics

Charlene R. Weir, PhD, RN

Dr. Charlene Weir is currently a Professor in the Department of Biomedical Informatics at the University of Utah and the Director of Graduate Studies for the Department of Biomedical Informatics. Dr. Weir has a PhD in social cognitive psychology as well as a MS in Nursing. Her area of interest is in the application of motivation and cognitive ... Read More

Specialties: Biomedical Informatics