Adjunct

Benjamin S. Brooke, MD, PhD, FACS

Chief, Division of Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgery

Benjamin S. Brooke, MD, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Surgery, Biomedical Informatics (adjunct), Population Health Sciences (adjunct), and Chief of the Division of Vascular Surgery.  He grew up in Salt Lake City, receiving his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Utah before heading east to complete his internship and r... Read More

Specialties: Varicose Veins, Vascular Surgery, Venous Insufficiency

Fellowship: Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

Medical School: University of Utah School of Medicine

Email: benjamin.brooke@hsc.utah.edu

Brian T. Bucher, MD

Dr. Brian T. Bucher is a board certified Pediatric Surgeon in the Division of Pediatric General Surgery with specialized training for surgical treatment for infants, children, and teenagers.  He is also an Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University Of Utah School Of Medicine.    He sees patients at Primary Children’s... Read More

Specialties: Pediatric Surgery, Pediatric Trauma Surgery

Fellowship: Department of Pediatric Surgery/Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt University

Residency: Barnes-Jewish Hospital/Washington University

Residency: Barnes-Jewish Hospital/Washington University

Medical School: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Email: Brian.Bucher@hsc.utah.edu

Jorie M. Butler, PhD

A Health Psychologist by training, my research is focused on relational and contextual factors associated with patient centered care, shared decision making, clinician education, and clinical decision making.  I focus on the goals and personal experiences of patients, and how clinicians obtain and use that information to encourage active ... Read More

Email: jorie.butler@psych.utah.edu

Nicola J. Camp, PhD

Nicola J. Camp, PhD Professor, Internal Medicine Senior Research Director, Utah Population Database Co-Director, STARS Training Program Nicola J. Camp, PhD, is a professor in the Departments of Medicine (Division of  Hematology and Hematologic Malignancies) and Human Genetics at the University of Utah School of Medicine. She is a Hunt... Read More

Email: Nicki.Camp@hci.utah.edu

Hilary Coon, PhD

Fellowship: University of Colorado, Institute for Behavioral Genetics, Colorado Adoption Project

Email: Hilary.Coon@hsc.utah.edu

Mollie R. Cummins, PhD, RN, FAAN, FACMI

Dr. Cummins is a health informaticist and faculty member in the informatics programs of both the College of Nursing and School of Medicine. She holds a PhD in nursing science and information science from Indiana University. In 2007, she studied methods of complexity science including agent-based modeling and network analysis at the Santa Fe Institu... Read More

Specialties: Medical Informatics

Email: mollie.cummins@utah.edu

Rebecca Curran, MD

Specialties: Family Medicine

Email: Rebecca.Curran@hsc.utah.edu

Kailah T. Davis, PhD

Email: kailah.davis@utah.edu

J. Michael Dean, MD, MBA

Vice-Chair, Research, Vice-Chairman for Finance, Department of Pediatrics

Dr. Dean is Professor and Vice Chairman for Research in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Utah School of Medicine. He directs the Clinical Trials Office in the Department, and serves as the Associate Dean for Clinical Research at University of Utah Health.  He attended Northwestern University Medical School (1977) and performed... Read More

Specialties: Pediatric Critical Care

Fellowship: Johns Hopkins University

Residency: Children's Hospital of Los Angeles

Medical School: Northwestern University Medical School

Email: mike.dean@hsc.utah.edu

Vikrant G. Deshmukh, PhD, JD, MS

Email: vikrant.deshmukh@hsc.utah.edu

Frank Drews, PhD

Email: drews@psych.utah.edu

Per H. Gesteland, MD, MSc

Dr. Gesteland is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine and an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Biomedical Informatics at the University of Utah. Dr. Gesteland completed his medical school training at the University of Utah in 1996 and his combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics re... Read More

Specialties: Pediatric Hospital Medicine

Fellowship: National Library of Medicine’s University-based Training Program, University of Utah

Residency: University of Minnesota School of Medicine

Medical School: University of Utah School of Medicine

Email: per.gesteland@hsc.utah.edu

Phone: 801-662-3645

Patricia Guenther, PhD, RD

Email: Patricia.Guenther@utah.edu

Adi V. Gundlapalli, MD, PhD

Adi V. Gundlapalli, MD, PhD, MS is a Professor (with Tenure) of Internal Medicine at the University of Utah School of Medicine, Medical Director of Employee Health/Work Wellness, and Staff Physician at University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics. He is board certified in internal medicine, infectious diseases, and clinical informatics. As one of the f... Read More

Specialties: Clinical Immunology/Immunodeficiency, Infectious Diseases, Medical Informatics

Fellowship: University of Utah School of Medicine

Residency: University of Connecticut

Medical School: Madras Medical College

Email: adi.gundlapalli@hsc.utah.edu

Jia-Wen Guo, PhD, RN

Specialties: Nursing Informatics, Oncology Nursing

Email: Jia-Wen.Guo@nurs.utah.edu

Edgar J. Hernandez, PhD

Email: edgarh@genetics.utah.edu

Maia Hightower, MD, MPH, MBA

Dr. Maia Hightower, MD, MPH, MBA is the Chief Medical Information Officer for The University of Utah Health. She joined the UUH team in March of 2019. Prior to joining the University of Utah Health team, she was the Chief Medical Information Officer and Interim Chief Population Health Officer for The University of Iowa Health Care. She joined the ... Read More

Specialties: General Internal Medicine

Medical School: University of Rochester School of Medicine

Email: maia.hightower@hsc.utah.edu

Nathan C. Hulse, PhD

As the director of the clinical knowledge management development team at Intermountain Healthcare, I manage a team of software developers who build and maintain our enterprise clinical knowledge repository. I have relevant experience in clinical knowledge management, enterprise data warehousing, and relevant healthcare data exchange standards. I ha... Read More

Specialties: Biomedical Informatics, Medical Informatics

Email: nathan.hulse@imail.org

Brian R. Jackson, MD

Brian R. Jackson, MD, MS Vice President Chief Medical Informatics Officer As vice president and chief medical informatics officer, Dr. Jackson directs the Informatics Department at ARUP, including ARUP Consult®, decision support, product management, informatics software development, and ATOP® consulting. He is also the medical director for Referral... Read More

Specialties: Pathology, Clinical

Residency: Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Ctr.

Medical School: University of Utah School of Medicine

Email: u0208446@utah.edu

Brent C. James, MD

Medical School: University of Utah

Email: brent.james@imail.org

David E. Jones, PhD

Email: tenace.jones@gmail.com

Lee Min Lau, PhD

Medical School: National University of Singapore

Email: leeminlau@mmm.com

Jaehoon Lee, PhD

Email: Jaehoon.Lee@imail2.org

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

Specialties: Medical Informatics

Email: gang.luo@utah.edu

Douglas K. Martin, MD

Email: douglas.martin@utah.edu

Matthew B. Morgan, MD, MS

As a radiologist, I’m like a detective with X-ray vision—I use imaging technology to look for clues inside the body to figure out why someone is not feeling well. The clues I find help solve the mystery of illness and play an important part in guiding treatment. I specialize in breast imaging and use different types of exams such as ma... Read More

Specialties: Breast Imaging, Computed Tomography - CT, Magnetic Resonance Imaging - MRI, Mammography, Radiology, Tomosynthesis, Ultrasound, X-Ray

Fellowship: UPMC Magee-Women's Hospital

Residency: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)

Fellowship: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)

Medical School: University of Utah

Email: matt.morgan@hsc.utah.edu

Phone:

Alan H. Morris, MD

Specialties: Pulmonary

Fellowship: Parkland Memorial Hospital

Fellowship: Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Residency: Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Residency: Parkland Memorial Hospital

Fellowship: University of Paris

Medical School: Yale University School of Medicine

Email: alan.morris@hsc.utah.edu

Senthil K. Nachimuthu, MD, PhD, FAMIA

Senthil Nachimuthu is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Biomedical Informatics and a Research Associate in Epidemiology at the School of Medicine. His research involves the detection and management of sepsis using machine learning. His goal is to use of data to improve the health of individuals and populations. His research interests include health... Read More

Medical School: Stanley Medical College

Email: senthil.nachimuthu@hsc.utah.edu

Flory Nkoy, MD, MS, MPH

Dr. Nkoy is a Research Professor at the University of Utah, Department of Pediatrics and an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Biomedical Informatics. His research interest focuses on the care of patients with asthma. In addition to clinical medicine, Dr. Nkoy’s background includes training in public health, biomedical informati... Read More

Specialties: Pediatric Hospital Medicine

Fellowship: Institute for Healthcare Delivery Research

Fellowship: Kintambo Hospital

Medical School: University of Kinshasa

Email: flory.nkoy@hsc.utah.edu

David Novillo-Ortiz, MLIS, MSc, PhD

Dr. Novillo-Ortiz is an Adjunct Professor in the University of Utah’s Department of Biomedical Informatics. He obtained his Masters and Ph.D. in Information Sciences from the University Carlos III of Madrid (UC3M), where his doctoral dissertation was awarded as Outstanding Thesis by the School of Library and Information Science. He also rece... Read More

Email: u6037588@utah.edu

Thomas A. Oniki, MS, PhD

Email: Tom.Oniki@m.cc.utah.edu

Stephen R. Piccolo, PhD

Email: stephen.piccolo@hsc.utah.edu

Pallavi Y. Ranade, PhD

Email: pallavi.ranade@utah.edu

Matthew H. Samore, MD

Chief, Division of Epidemiology

Matthew Samore, MD is the Principal Investigator of both the Salt Lake VA Informatics Decision Enhancement and Surveillance (IDEAS) Center and the VA Consortium for Healthcare Informatics Research. He is a Professor of Medicine, Adjunct Professor of Biomedical Informatics, and Division Chief of Epidemiology at the University of Utah. Dr. Samore at... Read More

Specialties: Epidemiology/Nosocomial Infections, Infectious Diseases

Fellowship: Beth Israel/Brigham & Women's Hospital

Residency: Barnes Hospital/Washington University

Medical School: University of Wisconsin/Med School

Email: matthew.samore@hsc.utah.edu

Brian C. Sauer, PhD, MS

My research interests include pharmacoepidemiology, comparative effectiveness research, medical informatics, and causal inference. My goals are to develop new knowledge and methods that improve the research process and realize them in applied research. We are accomplishing this by improving our theoretical understanding of research and causal infe... Read More

Specialties: Epidemiology

Fellowship: Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Email: brian.sauer@hsc.utah.edu

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

Michael B. Strong, MD, FHM

Dr. Strong has a strong interest in Information Technology and was appointed as the Chief Medical Information Officer (CMIO) for the University of Utah in 2008. He is active in the development, design, and implementation of the Electronic Health Record systems for the University of Utah Hospital and Clinics. He is interested in the creation of comp... Read More

Specialties: General Internal Medicine, Hospitalist

Residency: University of Utah

Medical School: Baylor College of Medicine

Email: michael.strong@hsc.utah.edu

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

Email: kathy.sward@nurs.utah.edu

Phone: 801-585-1481

Sidney N. Thornton, PhD

Email: sid.thornton@imail.org

Iona M. Thraen, PhD

Email: i.thraen@utah.edu

Richard H. Wiggins, MD

Dr. Wiggins is the Associate Dean of CME of the University of Utah School of Medicine, and Professor of Radiology and Imaging Sciences at the University of Utah Health Sciences Center in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.  He is an Adjunct Professor in the Departments of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, and BioMedical Informatics.  He recei... Read More

Specialties: Biomedical Informatics, Computed Tomography - CT, Head and Neck Imaging, Head and Neck Surgical Oncology, Magnetic Resonance Imaging - MRI, Medical Informatics, Neurointerventional Radiology, Neuroradiology, Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery, Radiology, X-Ray

Fellowship: University of Utah School of Medicine

Residency: University of Mississippi Medical Center

Fellowship: University of Florida

Medical School: University of Texas Health Science Center

Email: Richard.Wiggins@hsc.utah.edu

Phone: 801-581-4624

Marc S. Williams, MD

Marc S. Williams, MD, FAAP, FACMG is an alumnus of the University of Wisconsin-Madison having graduated with a BS in Chemistry in 1977, and an MD in 1981. He did a pediatric residency at the University of Utah from 1981-1984. After two years of solo practice in Hillsdale, Michigan, he joined the Riverside (California) Medical Clinic as a general ... Read More

Fellowship: University of Wisconsin - Madison

Residency: University of Utah Department of Pediatrics

Medical School: University of Wisconsin - Madison

Email: u0534853@utah.edu

Wu Xu, PhD

Email: Wu.Xu@m.cc.utah.edu

Mark Yandell, PhD

Mark Yandell, PhD has led software development groups in both industry and academia. As a postdoc at the Human Genome Project at Washington University, St. Louis, he was a co-developer of the PolyBayes package, the first probabilistic algorithm for sequence variant discovery. Thereafter, he joined Celera Genomics, where he directed the group that w... Read More

Email: myandell@genetics.utah.edu