Faculty in our programs come from numerous health professions, basic sciences, biomedical sciences, social sciences, cognitive sciences, engineering, bioengineering and computer science backgrounds. The “transdisciplinary” nature of the school's educational and research programs makes them unique and rewarding, and results in breakthrough discoveries. School faculty are involved in making groundbreaking contributions to health care, biomedical discovery and educational research. This includes inventing and evaluating new ways to capture, store, access, and evaluate health care and biomedical research knowledge and information.
Angela Ross, DNP, MPH, PMP, PHCNS-BC, LTC (ret) U.S. Army, joined UTHealth School of Biomedical Informatics (SBMI) in 2015, as an assistant professor of biomedical informatics. Ross served over 25 years in the Army Medical Department. Ross has held positions as chief medical information officer, acting chief of system service and design, and project manager for the U.S. Army Medical Information Technology Center Defense Health Agency (DHA). Her project interests include performance improvement; project management; system implementation; program and project evaluation; and policy development, teamwork, and workflow analysis.
Tiffany Champagne Ph.D., M.B.A., R.D., L.D. joined the UTHealth School of Biomedical Informatics (SBMI) in 2015 as an assistant professor. Champagne comes to SBMI after serving as the founding vice president of Greater Houston Healthconnect, the community-based health information exchange (HIE) for southeast Texas. Champagne is a member of the American Medical Informatics Association, the American College of Healthcare Executives, and the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society. Her areas of expertise are healthcare management, health policy, health information exchange and collaborative technology, and pedagogy.
Robert Murphy, MD, joined the full time faculty of the School of Biomedical Informatics in 2015 after serving as adjunct faculty since 2005 when he was named Chief Medical Informatics Officer at Memorial Hermann Healthcare System. Dr. Murphy was named by Modern Healthcare magazine in 2010, 2011 and 2012 as one of the nation’s Top 25 Clinical Informaticists. During his tenure, Memorial Hermann received the 2012 Eisenberg Award and the 2009 National Healthcare Quality Award from the National Quality Forum. All nine acute-care Memorial Hermann hospitals reached Stage 6 in the HIMSS Analytics EMR Adoption Model by 2013.