Faces of AMIA

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Current Affiliation: Assistant Professor, Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Division of Translational Informatics, Duke University School of Medicine
Education: 2007, PhD, Biomedical Informatics, Stanford University
1996, AB, Biology, Harvard University

Informatics has been the perfect combination of my passion for biology, and making people’s health better. It also utilizes my love of computer science, programming, and thinking about data and algorithms, and getting to write code.

Current Affiliation: Associate Professor of Medical Informatics at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota

Education: 2007, PhD, Computer Science, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa
2002, B. Eng. Computer Science and Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Jamshedpur, India

My work lies at the intersection of computer science, engineering, and clinical practice in the healthcare industry, where the role of advanced informatics methodology and its applications can help us understand our current practice of healthcare today and develop approaches.

Current Affiliation: Associate Professor, Department of Health Informatics and Information Management, Program Director for Master’s in Health Informatics, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Research, School of Biological Sciences, Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, Louisiana

Education: 2006, PhD, Computational Analysis and Modeling Louisiana Tech University Ruston LA
1999, Master of Computer Applications, Rajiv Gandhi Technical University, Bhopal, India
1996, BA, English Literature and Psychology, Barkatullah University, Bhopal India

I teach healthcare courses at the graduate level, which has computation elements in them, such as databases of healthcare, computerized efficient support systems, and data mining in healthcare.

Current Affiliation: Director, Center for Biomedical Informatics, Associate Professor, Life Sciences Institute, Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science

Education: 1999, PhD, Computer and Information Science, University of Pennsylvania
1994, MSE, Computer and Information Science, University of Pennsylvania
1993, BA, Computer Science, Barnard College, Columbia University

I research computing methods and develop software that can help healthcare professionals in their decision making as they care for patients.

Current Affiliation: Chairman and CEO, Intelligent Medical Objects, Inc.

Education: BSc, Mathematics, Illinois State University
Masters in Computer Science, Southern Illinois University
MBA, Lake Forest Graduate School of Business
PhD, Illinois Institute of Technology in Computer Science

Using computer science fundamentals, I want to accelerate the adoption of information technology at the point-of-care ...

Current Affiliation: Director, Public Health Informatics Program, Center for the Advancement of Health IT, RTI International
Adjunct, Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Rollins School of Public Health of Emory University

Education: Graduate Certificate in Public Health Informatics, Rollins School of Public Health of Emory University
Epidemic Intelligence Service, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
PhD, Occupational Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh
MPH, Environmental Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh
BS, Public Health, Southern Connecticut State University

I’ve always thought of AMIA as being the source for my informatics education and networking. I’m very dedicated to AMIA.

Current Affiliation: Director of Biomedical Informatics and Assistant Professor of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, College of Medicine, University of VermontEducation: BSc (Microbiology) Lyman Briggs, Michigan State UniversityPhD (Biomedical Informatics) College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia UniversityMLIS (Library Science) iSchool, Syracuse University

It’s the perfect match for someone who dabbles in both biology and health care, and wants to develop ways to use that interest ...

Current Affiliation: Associate Professor of Biomedical InformaticsCIO, Institute for Personalized Medicine, University of PittsburghEducation:  MD, University of PittsburghMS (Information Science), University of Pittsburgh

I want to do is to impact the education of the next generation of informaticists.

Current Affiliation: Chief Health Information Officer, HCA

Education: Oklahoma State University, Boarded in Internal Medicine, Fellow American College of Osteopathic Internists

I would like to see us accelerate our use of informatics to improve the experience and outcomes for our patients and reduce the burden of the system interface for our clinicians.

Current Affiliation: Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and Canada Research Chair in Public Health Informatics

Education: MD, Queens University, Kingston, ON, Canada; MSc Epidemiology from University of Toronto, PhD in Biomedical Informatics, Stanford University.

I hope to revolutionize public health surveillance ...