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Biomedical Informatics Research

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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

Medical School: Medical College of Pennsylvania

Email: Denise.Beaudoin@hsc.utah.edu

Phone: 801-581-4080

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

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

Specialties: Cardiology, Clinical Informatics, Echocardiography

Residency: Wright State University/Kettering Medical Center

Medical School: Loma Linda University

Email: bruce.bray@hsc.utah.edu

Phone: 801-581-4080

Mike Conway, PhD

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 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

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

Residency: University of São Paulo

Medical School: University of São Paulo

Email: guilherme.delfiol@utah.edu

Phone: 801-581-4080

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

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: u0032489@utah.edu

Phone: 801-408-3029

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

Research Interests: Protein Structure Prediction to Understand Variant Pathogenicity

Specialties: Biomedical Informatics

Email: julio.facelli@utah.edu

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

Email: ram.gouripeddi@utah.edu

Phone: 801-213-4026

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

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 repr... 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

Residency: University of Utah

Residency: University of New Mexico

Medical School: University of Utah

Email: stan.huff@imail.org

Phone: 801-507-9111

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

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

Specialties: Biomedical Informatics

Medical School: University of Colorado, Denver

Email: john.hurdle@utah.edu

Phone: 801-213-3232

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

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

Specialties: Biomedical Informatics

Medical School: Duke University School of Medicine

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 Med... 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, 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

Email: catherine.staes@hsc.utah.edu

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

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 pres... 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