School of Medicine

Biomedical Informatics Research

Our Experts


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 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

Research Interests: Protein Structure Prediction to Understand Variant Pathogenicity

Specialties: Biomedical Informatics


Phone: 801-581-4080

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

Research Interests: Air Pollution, Big Data Analytics, Clinical Decision Support Systems, Clinical Research Informatics, Comparative Effectiveness Research, Computational Modeling, Data Architecture, Data Mining, Data Modeling, Data Quality, Distributed Information Systems for Clinical and Translational Research, Distributional Semantics, Exposomics, Federated Biomedical Query Systems, Global Health, 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

Residency: Stanley Government Hospital

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


Phone: 801-213-4026

Katherine A. Sward, PhD, RN, FAAN

Katherine (Kathy) Sward is a Professor in Nursing and adjunct Associate Professor in Biomedical Informatics. She worked clinically as a nurse before obtaining MS and PhD degrees and moving to an academic role, specializing in biomedical informatics/nursing informatics. She has deep familiarity with clinical and translational research and team scien... Read More

Specialties: Biomedical Informatics, Medical Informatics, Nursing Informatics


Phone: 801-585-1481