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 August of 2015 as an assistant professor. Ross also serves as a program coordinator for SBMI’s Doctorate in Health Informatics. Her project interests include performance improvement, project management, system implementation, program and project evaluation, policy development, teamwork, and workflow analysis. Ross served over 25 years in the Army Medical Department.
James Langabeer II, PhD, EdD, FACHE is a tenured full professor at UTHealth School of Biomedical Informatics. He also holds joint appointments at the McGovern Medical School and UTHealth School of Public Health. Dr. Langabeer is a cognitive scientist and health services researcher that focuses on emergency, cardiovascular, and addiction medicine. Dr. Langabeer currently leads a comprehensive system of care for managing opioid use disorder, called the Houston Emergency Opioid Engagement System (HEROES).
Licong Cui, Ph.D. joined the UTHealth School of Biomedical Informatics (SBMI) in January of 2019 as a tenure-track assistant professor. Dr. Cui’s primary research goal is to develop algorithms and software tools to solve data science problems in biomedicine. Dr. Cui’s research interests include ontologies and terminologies, big data analytics, large-scale data integration and management, information extraction and information retrieval. As a well-trained Computer Scientist specialized in Biomedical Informatics, Dr. Cui has strong grounding in algorithms and computational methodologies.