School of Medicine

Biomedical Informatics Research

Our Experts


Karen Eilbeck, MSc, PhD

Interim Chair, Department of Biomedical Informatics

Dr. Karen Eilbeck earned both her M.Sc. degree in Bioinformatics and her Ph.D. in Biochemistry at the University of Manchester in England. She did postdoctoral training in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Manchester. She is a Professor in the University of Utah’s Biomedical Informatics Department, where she is currently... Read More

Research Interests: Biomedical Informatics, Genetic Variant Analysis, Genome Annotation, Genomics, Knowledge Representation, Ontology

Specialties: Biomedical Informatics


Phone: 801-585-9934

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

Research Interests: Clinical Decision Support Systems, Machine Learning/ Artifical Intelligence, Medical Information Systems, Natural Language Processing, Ontology, Predictive Modeling

Specialties: General Internal Medicine

Residency: LDS Hospital

Medical School: University of Wisconsin Medical School


Phone: 801-507-9253

Gang Luo, PhD

Dr. Gang Luo earned his PhD degree in Computer Science with a minor in Mathematics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Luo is an assistant professor in the University of Utah’s Department of Biomedical Informatics. Dr. Luo's research interests include health/clinical informatics (software system design/development and data analytics), bi... Read More

Research Interests: Data Mining, Databases, Decision Support Techniques, Health Informatics, Information Storage and Retrieval, Knowledge Management, Machine Learning Artificial Intelligence, Natural Language Processing

Specialties: Medical Informatics


Phone: 801-213-3565

Stephane M. Meystre, MD, PhD, MS

Dr. Stephane M. Meystre earned his PhD in Medical Informatics from the University of Utah, his MD from the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, and his MS in Medical Informatics from the University of California, Davis. He is a Research Assistant Professor in the University of Utah’s Department of Biomedical Informatics. His expertise in... Read More

Research Interests: Clinical Decision Support Systems, Clinical Informatics, Clinical Natural Language Processing, Clinical Research Informatics, Machine Learning/ Artifical Intelligence, Ontology, Telemedicine

Residency: Hopital de la Providence

Medical School: General Surgery examination; University of Lausanne

Residency: University Hospital of Lausanne

Residency: Hopital de la Providence

Residency: Hopital du Samaritain

Medical School: Medical School, University of Lausanne


Lab: Lab Website

Dennis L. Parker, PhD

Dr. Dennis Parker earned his MS in Physics from Brigham Young University and his PhD in Medical Biophysics and Computing from the University of Utah. He is the Mark H. Huntsman endowed Professor, in the Departments of Radiology and Imaging Sciences, and Biomedical Informatics.  He served as the founding Director of the Utah Center for Advanced... Read More

Research Interests: Composite MRI Gradient Systems, Custom MR Coils - Optic Nerve, Human Carotid Artery Plaque Imaging and Analysis, Improved Small Vessel Detail in Magnetic Resonance Angiography, MR Angiography (Rapid Scanning and High Resolution), MR Mammography, MR-Guided High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound for Both transcranial MRgHIFU and a Breast-Specific MRgHIFU Device, Mathematics and Physics of Medical Imaging with Emphasis on Magnetic Resonance Imaging


Phone: 801-581-8654

Lab: Lab Website