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Assistant Professor

Angela Ross, DNP, MPH, PMP, DASM, PHCNS-BC, LTC (ret) U.S. Army, joined UTHealth School of Biomedical Informatics (SBMI) on August 1, 2015, as an assistant professor of Biomedical Informatics. She is an adjunct at the UT Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine and the UTHealth School of Public Health Regional Campus in Brownsville, TX. Ross also taught nursing informatics at UT Health San Antonio in the School of Nursing. Her project interests include performance improvement; project management; system implementation; program and project evaluation; and policy development, teamwork, and workflow analysis. 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). She is an informatics consultant and leader in the implementation, integration, and operation of emerging and fielded clinical information technologies. As a senior project manager, she implemented an electronic medical record for large medical treatment facilities. Ross also provides consultation on the identification, evaluation, application, and implementation of new and existing information technologies supporting health care and administrative functions for over 30 medical treatment facilities. Ross earned a BSN from Dillard University, MPH from Tulane University, an MS in nursing informatics from the University of Maryland, a Master’s Certificate in IS/IT project management from Villanova University, and a DNP with an emphasis on informatics and executive leadership from the University of Maryland. She is certified by the American Nurses Association (ANA) as a clinical nurse specialist in public health, and by the Project Management Institute (PMI) as a Project Manager. In addition, she maintains ITIL certification.

“In my opinion, biomedical informatics illustrates the importance of problem identification, requirements, workflow, system analysis, and Interprofessional teamwork to improve the assessment, planning, selection, implementation, and evaluation of patient care technologies. Efficient and effective systems can lead to better decision-making, improve patient outcomes, and promote staff satisfaction. Integrating biomedical informatics into clinical practice will support the transformation of health care.”

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  • DNP, 2014, Informatics & Executive Leadership, University of Maryland at Baltimore
  • Graduate Certificate, 2008, IS/IT Project Management, Villanova University
  • MS, 1998, Nursing Informatics, University of Maryland at Baltimore
  • MPH, 1990, Public Health, Tulane University
  • BS, 1983, Nursing, Dillard University

Areas of Expertise

  • Performance improvement
  • Project management and evaluation
  • System implementation
  • Workflow analysis
  • Executive leadership
  • Policy development
  • Organizational systems
  • Strategic planning


  • Electronic Medical Record Implementation
  • Virtualization Solutions Implementation
  • Outpatient Performance Improvement: Identifying a Baseline for Adherence to Pain Reassessment Standards and Protocols
  • Plan and Develop System Service and Design Office, Engineering Branch
  • Clinical Technical Architectural Review Board
  • Theater Medical Data integration (TMDI) Tiger Team
  • Telehealth
  • Exercise Activity Tracker
  • Disability Evaluation System
  • Congressional US Air Force Environmental and Occupational Women's Health Study
  • Quality Management Institute of Health’s 5M Lives Campaign
  • Sentinel Event Analysis
  • TeamSTEPPS implementation
  • TapRooT® implementation