Faces of AMIA

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Current Affiliation: Director of Informatics, Academic and Community Emergency Specialists, Akron, Ohio
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, Northeast Ohio Medical University, Rootstown, Ohio

Education: MS, Medical Informatics, University of Utah, School of Medicine
MD, University of Utah, School of Medicine
Emergency Medicine Residency, Akron City Hospital, Northeast Ohio Medical University

AMIA is a great place to find ideas and to help me stay true to the science as I apply it.

Current Affiliation: IBM Academy of Technology Member and Research Staff Member, Center for Computational Health, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, N.Y.
PhD, Informatics, Edinburgh University
MIMS, University of California, Berkeley
BS, Computer Science and Information Engineering, National Taiwan University

AMIA is a one-stop shop where I can learn from the greatest minds.

Current Affiliation: Associate Professor of Biomedical Informatics in the Department of Public Health Sciences and Oral Health Sciences, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina; Graduate Director of Joint Clemson-MUSC PhD program in Biomedical Data Science and Informatics; Founding Director Program for Human Microbiome Research
BSc, Computer Science, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland
MSc, Biomathematics, University of California, Los Angeles
PhD, Biomathematics, University of California, Los Angeles
Postdoctoral Fellow in Bioinformatics, European Bioinformatics Institute, UK
Postdoctoral Scholar in Statistics, Stanford University

AMIA gives me a community that understands what I do and the significance of it. 

Current Affiliation: Director, Informatics Development, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis
BA, Sociology, The College of William and Mary
BS, Information Systems, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
PhD, Biomedical Informatics, Columbia University

AMIA is the heart of our field.

Current Affiliation: Associate Chief Medical Informatics Officer and Professor at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine, Scranton, Penn.
SB, Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
MD, New York Medical College

AMIA is both the brains and the heart of informatics today.

Current Affiliation: PhD Candidate, Health Informatics, University of Minnesota

Education: Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS), University of Minnesota, Duluth
Master of Health Informatics, University of Minnesota

We want to create a strong and welcoming group to support all women in AMIA.

Current Affiliation: Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Informatics, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tenn.
Education: PhD, Biomedical Informatics, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn.
MS, Biomedical Informatics, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn.
BS, Biomedical Engineering, Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wis.

I think of AMIA as my professional home where I can network with other people interested in the same kinds of informatics topics that I’m interested in.

Current Affiliation: Clinical Research Associate, Division of Health and Biomedical Informatics, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago
BS, Computer Information Systems, University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point
MS, Medical Informatics, Northwestern University School of Professional Studies

The Academic Forum of AMIA is a definite source and helps to keep me updated.

Current Affiliation: Nurse Informaticist, Intermountain Healthcare, Chief Operating Officer, Healthcare Services Platform Consortium, Salt Lake City, Utah
BSN, Nursing, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colorado
MS, Nursing Informatics, University of Utah, Salt Lake City
PhD, Nursing Research, emphasis in Clinical Informatics, University of Utah, Salt Lake City

We should be able to view healthcare information systems as an integral part of healthcare.

Current Affiliation: Knowles Professor, Department of Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology and Ophthalmology, Vice-chair (Research), Casey Eye Institute, Oregon Health & Science University
BS, Stanford University 
MD, Harvard Medical School and Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences & Technology
MA, Biomedical Informatics, Columbia University

Learning about the field of biomedical informatics is how I feel like I grew up professionally.