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Faculty (Phone: 713-500-3900 / Fax: 713-500-3929)

Muhammad Amith, PhD

Muhammad Amith, PhD
Assistant Professor

Areas of Expertise
  » Consumer health ontologies
  » Natural language processing
  » Public health informatics
  click for full bio

Elmer Bernstam, MD, MSE

Elmer Bernstam, MD, MSE
Associate Dean for Research and
Professor

Areas of Expertise
  » Information retrieval
  » Consumer informatics
  » Clinical decision support
  click for full bio

Juliana J. Brixey, PhD, MPH, RN

Juliana J. Brixey, PhD, MPH, RN
Associate Professor

Areas of Expertise
  » Patient safety
  » Interruptions in workflow
  » Social media in distance education
click for full bio

Tiffany Champagne-Langabeer, PhD

Tiffany Champagne-Langabeer, PhD
Assistant Professor

Areas of Expertise
  » Healthcare management
  » Health policy
  » Health information exchange
click for full bio

Han Chen, PhD

Han Chen, PhD
Assistant Professor

Areas of Expertise
  » Statistical genetics & genomics
  » Correlated data analysis
  » Statistical computing
click for full bio

Licong Cui, PhD

Licong Cui, PhD
Assistant Professor

Areas of Expertise
  » Ontologies and terminologies
  » Big data analytics
  » Neuroinformatics
click for full bio

Jingcheng Du, PhD

Jingcheng Du, PhD
Assistant Professor

Areas of Expertise
  » Natural language processing
  » Machine learning
  » Ontology
click for full bio

Yulin Dai, PhD

Yulin Dai, PhD
Assistant Professor

Areas of Expertise
  » Tissue/Cell type specificity in complex disease...
  » Multi-Omics data integration...
click for full bio

Susan Fenton, PhD

Susan Fenton, PhD
Associate Professor and Associate Dean
for Academic Affairs

Areas of Expertise
  » Workforce development
  » Data management
  » ICD-10 implementation
click for full bio

Amy Franklin, PhD

Amy Franklin, PhD
Assistant Dean

Areas of Expertise
  » Psycho-linguistics
  » Conversational negotiation
  » Reduction of medical errors
click for full bio

Lex Frieden, MA

Lex Frieden, MA
Professor

Areas of Expertise
  » Disability informatics
  » Health care access and costs
  » Rehabilitation technology and robotics
click for full bio

Luca Giancardo, PhD

Luca Giancardo, PhD
Assistant Professor

Areas of Expertise
  » Image/Signal Processing
  » Machine Learning
  » Translational Medicine
click for full bio

Yang Gong, MD, PhD

Yang Gong, MD, PhD
Associate Professor

Areas of Expertise
  » Clinical informatics
  » Medical incident reporting
  » Patient safety
click for full bio

Assaf Gottlieb, PhD

Assaf Gottlieb, PhD
Assistant Professor
 
Areas of Expertise
  » Pharmacogenomics
  » Machine Learning
  » Systems Medicine
click for full bio

Arif Harmanci, MS, PhD

Arif Harmanci, MS, PhD
Assistant Professor
 
Areas of Expertise
  » Information Extraction
  » Functional Genomics
  » Genomic Privacy
click for full bio

Jonathan Ishee, JD, MPH, MS, LLM

Jonathan Ishee, JD, MPH, MS, LLM
Assistant Professor

Areas of Expertise
  » Health policy
  » Patient safety
  » Health information exchange
click for full bio

Zhiwei Ji, PhD

Zhiwei Ji, PhD
Assistant Professor

Areas of Expertise
  » Artificial Intelligence
  » Systems Biology
  » Bioinformatics
click for full bio

Peilin Jia, PhD

Peilin Jia, PhD
Assistant Professor

Areas of Expertise
  » Computational Biology
  » Bioinformatics
  » Systems Biology
click for full bio

Xiaoqian Jiang, PhD

Xiaoqian Jiang, PhD
Associate Professor

Areas of Expertise
  » Heathcare privacy
  » Biomedical data mining
  » Computational phenotyping
click for full bio

Constance Johnson, PhD, MS, RN, FAAN

Constance Johnson, PhD, MS, RN, FAAN
Professor

Areas of Expertise
  » Human-computer interaction
  » Consumer Health Informatics
  » Games for Health
click for full bio

Todd Johnson, PhD

Todd Johnson, PhD
Professor

Areas of Expertise
  » Medical device usability and safety
  » Patient safety & quality
  » Human factors engineering
click for full bio

Peter Killoran, MD, MS

Peter Killoran, MD, MS
Assistant Professor

Areas of Expertise
  » Health IT and clinical decision making
  » Integrating techniques into EMRS
  » Anesthesia emergency room data
click for full bio

Miran Kim

Miran Kim, PhD
Assistant Professor

Areas of Expertise
  » Cryptography
  » Computational number theory
  » Genome data privacy
click for full bio

Pora Kim

Pora Kim, PhD, MS
Assistant Professor

Areas of Expertise
  » Bioinformatics
  » Computational biology
  » Computational cancer genomics
click for full bio

Yejin Kim

Yejin Kim, PhD
Assistant Professor

Areas of Expertise
  » Data Mining
  » Machine Learning
  » Computational Phenotyping
click for full bio

James Langabeer, PhD, MBA

James Langabeer, PhD, MBA
Professor

Areas of Expertise
  » Clinical systems of care
  » Cardiovascular quality and analytics
  » Health information exchange
click for full bio

Robert E. Murphy, MD

Robert E. Murphy, MD
Associate Dean for Applied Informatics and Associate Professor
Areas of Expertise
  » Clinical decision support
  » Physician health IT adoption
  » Clinical system implementations
click for full bio

Sahiti Myneni, PhD, MSE

Sahiti Myneni, PhD, MSE
Associate Professor

Areas of Expertise
  » Consumer informatics
  » Health-related social media analytics
  » Data-driven digital health technologies
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Guangsheng Pei, PhD

Guangsheng Pei, PhD
Assistant Professor

Areas of Expertise
  » Bioinformatics
  » Computational biology
  » Machine learning...
click for full bio

Kirk Roberts, PhDx, MS

Kirk Roberts, PhD, MS
Assistant Professor

Areas of Expertise
  » Natural Language Processing
  » Question Answering
  » Clinical Information Extraction
click for full bio

Deevakar Rogith, MBBS, PhD

Deevakar Rogith, MBBS, PhD
Assistant Professor

Areas of Expertise
  » Healthcare Interface Design
  » Patient Safety
  » Clinical Informatics
click for full bio

Angela Ross, DNP, MPH, PMP, PHCNS-BC

Angela Ross, DNP, MPH, PMP, PHCNS-BC
Assistant Professor

Areas of Expertise
  » Performance improvement
  » Project management and evaluation
  » System implementation
click for full bio

Akdes Serin-Harmanci, PhD

Akdes Serin-Harmanci, PhD
Assistant Professor

Areas of Expertise
  » Precision Medicine
  » Machine Learning
  » Genomics
click for full bio

Shayan Shams, Ph.D.

Shayan Shams, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Areas of Expertise
  » Artificial Intelligence
  » Deep Learning & Machine Learning
  » Big Data
click for full bio

Debora Simmons, PhD, RN, CCNS, FAAN

Debora Simmons, PhD, RN, CCNS, FAAN
Assistant Professor

Areas of Expertise
  » Safety
  » Quality
  » Clinical Effectiveness
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Lukas Simons, Phd

Lukas Simon, PhD
Assistant Professor

Areas of Expertise
  » Machine learning
  » Single cell RNA sequencing data...
  » Next generation sequencing data...
click for full bio

Dean F. Sittig, PhD

Dean F. Sittig, PhD
Professor

Areas of Expertise
  » Clinical information systems
  » Design of new features and functions
  » Evaluations and monitoring
click for full bio

Kimberly Smith, PhD, MT(ASCP)

Kimberly Smith, PhD, MT(ASCP)
Assistant Professor

Areas of Expertise
  » Veterinary informatics
  » Workforce development
  » Laboratory and pathology informatics
click for full bio

Degui Zhi, PhD, MS

Hua Tan, PhD
Assistant Professor

Areas of Expertise
  » Systems Biology
  » Computational Biology
  » Bioinformatics
click for full bio

Cui Tao, PhD

Cui Tao, PhD
Professor

Areas of Expertise
  » Ontology generation
  » Conceptual modeling
  » Ontology services
click for full bio

Hulin Wu, PhD, MS

Hulin Wu, PhD, MS
Professor

Areas of Expertise
  » Biostatistics
  » Computational Biology
  » Computational Modeling
click for full bio

Stephen Wu, PhD

Stephen Wu, PhD
Associate Professor

Areas of Expertise
  » Natural Language Processing
  » Information Retrieval
  » Temporal Data Processing
click for full bio

Hua Xu, PhD

Hua Xu, PhD
Professor
Areas of Expertise
  » Clinical natural language processing
  » Healthcare data analytics
  » EHR-based clinical and translational research
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Yungang Xu, PhD

Yungang Xu, PhD
Faculty Associate

Areas of Expertise
  » Computational Biology
  » Bioinformatics
  » Genomics & Epigenomics
click for full bio

Lei You, PhD

Lei You, PhD
Assistant Professor

Areas of Expertise
  » Image processing
  » Deep learning
  » Human-machine interaction
click for full bio

Guangming Zhang, PhD

Guangming Zhang, PhD
Assistant Professor

Areas of Expertise
  » Medical Imaging Informatics
  » Biomechanical Analysis
  » Machine Learning
click for full bio

Jiajie Zhang, PhD

Jiajie Zhang, PhD
Dean and Professor

Areas of Expertise
  » Biomedical informatics
  » Human-centered computing
  » Medical errors
click for full bio

Weiling Zhao, Ph.D.

Weiling Zhao, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Areas of Expertise
  » Epigenetic gene regulation in eukaryotes
  » Biomarkers and target discovery..
  » Cancer cell microenvironment..
click for full bio

Zhongming Zhao, PhD, MS

Zhongming Zhao, PhD, MS
Professor

Areas of Expertise
  » Precision Medicine
  » Bioinformatics
  » Pharmacogenomics
click for full bio

W. Jim Zheng, PhD

W. Jim Zheng, PhD
Professor

Areas of Expertise
  » Bioinformatics
  » Systems biology
  » Genomics
click for full bio

Degui Zhi, PhD, MS

Degui Zhi, PhD, MS
Associate Professor

Areas of Expertise
  » Bioinformatics
  » Statistical Genetics
  » Deep learning
click for full bio

Xiaobo Zhou, PhD

Xiaobo Zhou, PhD
Professor

Areas of Expertise
  » Bioinformatics
  » Systems Biology
  » Imaging Informatics
click for full bio


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  • Faculty

    Faculty (Phone: 713-500-3900 / Fax: 713-500-3929)

    Muhammad Amith, PhD

    Muhammad Amith, PhD
    Assistant Professor

    Areas of Expertise
      » Consumer health ontologies
      » Natural language processing
      » Public health informatics
      click for full bio

    Elmer Bernstam, MD, MSE

    Elmer Bernstam, MD, MSE
    Associate Dean for Research and
    Professor

    Areas of Expertise
      » Information retrieval
      » Consumer informatics
      » Clinical decision support
      click for full bio

    Juliana J. Brixey, PhD, MPH, RN

    Juliana J. Brixey, PhD, MPH, RN
    Associate Professor

    Areas of Expertise
      » Patient safety
      » Interruptions in workflow
      » Social media in distance education
    click for full bio

    Tiffany Champagne-Langabeer, PhD

    Tiffany Champagne-Langabeer, PhD
    Assistant Professor

    Areas of Expertise
      » Healthcare management
      » Health policy
      » Health information exchange
    click for full bio

    Han Chen, PhD

    Han Chen, PhD
    Assistant Professor

    Areas of Expertise
      » Statistical genetics & genomics
      » Correlated data analysis
      » Statistical computing
    click for full bio

    Licong Cui, PhD

    Licong Cui, PhD
    Assistant Professor

    Areas of Expertise
      » Ontologies and terminologies
      » Big data analytics
      » Neuroinformatics
    click for full bio

    Jingcheng Du, PhD

    Jingcheng Du, PhD
    Assistant Professor

    Areas of Expertise
      » Natural language processing
      » Machine learning
      » Ontology
    click for full bio

    Yulin Dai, PhD

    Yulin Dai, PhD
    Assistant Professor

    Areas of Expertise
      » Tissue/Cell type specificity in complex disease...
      » Multi-Omics data integration...
    click for full bio

    Susan Fenton, PhD

    Susan Fenton, PhD
    Associate Professor and Associate Dean
    for Academic Affairs

    Areas of Expertise
      » Workforce development
      » Data management
      » ICD-10 implementation
    click for full bio

    Amy Franklin, PhD

    Amy Franklin, PhD
    Assistant Dean

    Areas of Expertise
      » Psycho-linguistics
      » Conversational negotiation
      » Reduction of medical errors
    click for full bio

    Lex Frieden, MA

    Lex Frieden, MA
    Professor

    Areas of Expertise
      » Disability informatics
      » Health care access and costs
      » Rehabilitation technology and robotics
    click for full bio

    Luca Giancardo, PhD

    Luca Giancardo, PhD
    Assistant Professor

    Areas of Expertise
      » Image/Signal Processing
      » Machine Learning
      » Translational Medicine
    click for full bio

    Yang Gong, MD, PhD

    Yang Gong, MD, PhD
    Associate Professor

    Areas of Expertise
      » Clinical informatics
      » Medical incident reporting
      » Patient safety
    click for full bio

    Assaf Gottlieb, PhD

    Assaf Gottlieb, PhD
    Assistant Professor
     
    Areas of Expertise
      » Pharmacogenomics
      » Machine Learning
      » Systems Medicine
    click for full bio

    Arif Harmanci, MS, PhD

    Arif Harmanci, MS, PhD
    Assistant Professor
     
    Areas of Expertise
      » Information Extraction
      » Functional Genomics
      » Genomic Privacy
    click for full bio

    Jonathan Ishee, JD, MPH, MS, LLM

    Jonathan Ishee, JD, MPH, MS, LLM
    Assistant Professor

    Areas of Expertise
      » Health policy
      » Patient safety
      » Health information exchange
    click for full bio

    Zhiwei Ji, PhD

    Zhiwei Ji, PhD
    Assistant Professor

    Areas of Expertise
      » Artificial Intelligence
      » Systems Biology
      » Bioinformatics
    click for full bio

    Peilin Jia, PhD

    Peilin Jia, PhD
    Assistant Professor

    Areas of Expertise
      » Computational Biology
      » Bioinformatics
      » Systems Biology
    click for full bio

    Xiaoqian Jiang, PhD

    Xiaoqian Jiang, PhD
    Associate Professor

    Areas of Expertise
      » Heathcare privacy
      » Biomedical data mining
      » Computational phenotyping
    click for full bio

    Constance Johnson, PhD, MS, RN, FAAN

    Constance Johnson, PhD, MS, RN, FAAN
    Professor

    Areas of Expertise
      » Human-computer interaction
      » Consumer Health Informatics
      » Games for Health
    click for full bio

    Todd Johnson, PhD

    Todd Johnson, PhD
    Professor

    Areas of Expertise
      » Medical device usability and safety
      » Patient safety & quality
      » Human factors engineering
    click for full bio

    Peter Killoran, MD, MS

    Peter Killoran, MD, MS
    Assistant Professor

    Areas of Expertise
      » Health IT and clinical decision making
      » Integrating techniques into EMRS
      » Anesthesia emergency room data
    click for full bio

    Miran Kim

    Miran Kim, PhD
    Assistant Professor

    Areas of Expertise
      » Cryptography
      » Computational number theory
      » Genome data privacy
    click for full bio

    Pora Kim

    Pora Kim, PhD, MS
    Assistant Professor

    Areas of Expertise
      » Bioinformatics
      » Computational biology
      » Computational cancer genomics
    click for full bio

    Yejin Kim

    Yejin Kim, PhD
    Assistant Professor

    Areas of Expertise
      » Data Mining
      » Machine Learning
      » Computational Phenotyping
    click for full bio

    James Langabeer, PhD, MBA

    James Langabeer, PhD, MBA
    Professor

    Areas of Expertise
      » Clinical systems of care
      » Cardiovascular quality and analytics
      » Health information exchange
    click for full bio

    Robert E. Murphy, MD

    Robert E. Murphy, MD
    Associate Dean for Applied Informatics and Associate Professor
    Areas of Expertise
      » Clinical decision support
      » Physician health IT adoption
      » Clinical system implementations
    click for full bio

    Sahiti Myneni, PhD, MSE

    Sahiti Myneni, PhD, MSE
    Associate Professor

    Areas of Expertise
      » Consumer informatics
      » Health-related social media analytics
      » Data-driven digital health technologies
    click for full bio

    Guangsheng Pei, PhD

    Guangsheng Pei, PhD
    Assistant Professor

    Areas of Expertise
      » Bioinformatics
      » Computational biology
      » Machine learning...
    click for full bio

    Kirk Roberts, PhDx, MS

    Kirk Roberts, PhD, MS
    Assistant Professor

    Areas of Expertise
      » Natural Language Processing
      » Question Answering
      » Clinical Information Extraction
    click for full bio

    Deevakar Rogith, MBBS, PhD

    Deevakar Rogith, MBBS, PhD
    Assistant Professor

    Areas of Expertise
      » Healthcare Interface Design
      » Patient Safety
      » Clinical Informatics
    click for full bio

    Angela Ross, DNP, MPH, PMP, PHCNS-BC

    Angela Ross, DNP, MPH, PMP, PHCNS-BC
    Assistant Professor

    Areas of Expertise
      » Performance improvement
      » Project management and evaluation
      » System implementation
    click for full bio

    Akdes Serin-Harmanci, PhD

    Akdes Serin-Harmanci, PhD
    Assistant Professor

    Areas of Expertise
      » Precision Medicine
      » Machine Learning
      » Genomics
    click for full bio

    Shayan Shams, Ph.D.

    Shayan Shams, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor

    Areas of Expertise
      » Artificial Intelligence
      » Deep Learning & Machine Learning
      » Big Data
    click for full bio

    Debora Simmons, PhD, RN, CCNS, FAAN

    Debora Simmons, PhD, RN, CCNS, FAAN
    Assistant Professor

    Areas of Expertise
      » Safety
      » Quality
      » Clinical Effectiveness
    click for full bio

    Lukas Simons, Phd

    Lukas Simon, PhD
    Assistant Professor

    Areas of Expertise
      » Machine learning
      » Single cell RNA sequencing data...
      » Next generation sequencing data...
    click for full bio

    Dean F. Sittig, PhD

    Dean F. Sittig, PhD
    Professor

    Areas of Expertise
      » Clinical information systems
      » Design of new features and functions
      » Evaluations and monitoring
    click for full bio

    Kimberly Smith, PhD, MT(ASCP)

    Kimberly Smith, PhD, MT(ASCP)
    Assistant Professor

    Areas of Expertise
      » Veterinary informatics
      » Workforce development
      » Laboratory and pathology informatics
    click for full bio

    Degui Zhi, PhD, MS

    Hua Tan, PhD
    Assistant Professor

    Areas of Expertise
      » Systems Biology
      » Computational Biology
      » Bioinformatics
    click for full bio

    Cui Tao, PhD

    Cui Tao, PhD
    Professor

    Areas of Expertise
      » Ontology generation
      » Conceptual modeling
      » Ontology services
    click for full bio

    Hulin Wu, PhD, MS

    Hulin Wu, PhD, MS
    Professor

    Areas of Expertise
      » Biostatistics
      » Computational Biology
      » Computational Modeling
    click for full bio

    Stephen Wu, PhD

    Stephen Wu, PhD
    Associate Professor

    Areas of Expertise
      » Natural Language Processing
      » Information Retrieval
      » Temporal Data Processing
    click for full bio

    Hua Xu, PhD

    Hua Xu, PhD
    Professor
    Areas of Expertise
      » Clinical natural language processing
      » Healthcare data analytics
      » EHR-based clinical and translational research
    click for full bio

    Yungang Xu, PhD

    Yungang Xu, PhD
    Faculty Associate

    Areas of Expertise
      » Computational Biology
      » Bioinformatics
      » Genomics & Epigenomics
    click for full bio

    Lei You, PhD

    Lei You, PhD
    Assistant Professor

    Areas of Expertise
      » Image processing
      » Deep learning
      » Human-machine interaction
    click for full bio

    Guangming Zhang, PhD

    Guangming Zhang, PhD
    Assistant Professor

    Areas of Expertise
      » Medical Imaging Informatics
      » Biomechanical Analysis
      » Machine Learning
    click for full bio

    Jiajie Zhang, PhD

    Jiajie Zhang, PhD
    Dean and Professor

    Areas of Expertise
      » Biomedical informatics
      » Human-centered computing
      » Medical errors
    click for full bio

    Weiling Zhao, Ph.D.

    Weiling Zhao, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor

    Areas of Expertise
      » Epigenetic gene regulation in eukaryotes
      » Biomarkers and target discovery..
      » Cancer cell microenvironment..
    click for full bio

    Zhongming Zhao, PhD, MS

    Zhongming Zhao, PhD, MS
    Professor

    Areas of Expertise
      » Precision Medicine
      » Bioinformatics
      » Pharmacogenomics
    click for full bio

    W. Jim Zheng, PhD

    W. Jim Zheng, PhD
    Professor

    Areas of Expertise
      » Bioinformatics
      » Systems biology
      » Genomics
    click for full bio

    Degui Zhi, PhD, MS

    Degui Zhi, PhD, MS
    Associate Professor

    Areas of Expertise
      » Bioinformatics
      » Statistical Genetics
      » Deep learning
    click for full bio

    Xiaobo Zhou, PhD

    Xiaobo Zhou, PhD
    Professor

    Areas of Expertise
      » Bioinformatics
      » Systems Biology
      » Imaging Informatics
    click for full bio


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  • Staff

    Administration (Phone: 713.500.3900 / Fax: 713.500.3907)

    NameTitleLocationPhoneEmail
    Jiajie Zhang, PhD Dean UCT 600 713.500.3922 Jiajie.Zhang@uth.tmc.edu
    Elmer Bernstam, MD, MSE Associate Dean for Research UCT 165C 713.500.3927 Elmer.V.Bernstam@uth.tmc.edu
    Ryan Bien, MHA Associate Dean for Management II UCT 600 713.500.3640 Ryan.L.Bien@uth.tmc.edu
    Susan Fenton, PhD Associate Dean for Academic Affairs UCT E.655E 713.500.3591 SBMIAcademics@uth.tmc.edu
    Robert Murphy, MD Associate Dean for Applied Informatics UCT 600 713.500.3918 Robert.Murphy@uth.tmc.edu
    Judy Young, MPH, MBA Director of Special Projects UCT 600 713.500.3901 Judy.E.Young@uth.tmc.edu
    Christy Garza Director of Administrative Services UCT 600 713.500.3905 Christy.Garza@uth.tmc.edu
    Jun Zhang Assistant Director of Finance UCT 600 713.500.3669 Jun.Zhang@uth.tmc.edu
    Susan Rojas Administrative Manager UCT 600 713.500.3654 Susan.R.Rojas@uth.tmc.edu
    Tambra Ellison Administrative Coordinator UCT 600 713.500.3628 Tambra.A.Ellison@uth.tmc.edu
    Mary "Ginny" Nelson Administrative Coordinator UCT 600 713.500.3659 Mary.D.Nelson@uth.tmc.edu
    Ginny Solt Coordinator of Faculty Affairs UCT 600 713.500.3909 Virginia.M.Solt@uth.tmc.edu
    Yukiko Bryson Sr. Administrative Assistant UCT 600 713.500.3992 Yukiko.Bryson@uth.tmc.edu
    Blanca Torres Sr. Administrative Assistant UCT 600 713.486.0114 Blanca.Torres@uth.tmc.edu
    Angela Wilkes Sr. Administrative Assistant UCT 600 713.500.3765 Angela.M.Wilkes@uth.tmc.edu
    Leticia Flores Sr. Administrative Assistant UCT 600 713.500.3912 Leticia.Flores@uth.tmc.edu
    Marijane deTranaltes Sr. Program Manager UCT 600 713.500.3465 Marijane.Detranaltes@uth.tmc.edu
    Felicia S. Davis Administrative Assistant UCT 600 713.500.3667 Felicia.S.Davis@uth.tmc.edu

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    Academic Affairs (Phone: 713.500.3591 / Fax: 713.500.0360)

    NameTitleLocationPhoneEmail
    Susan Fenton, PhD Associate Dean for Academic Affairs UCT E.655E 713.500.3931 SBMIAcademics@uth.tmc.edu
    Jaime Hargrave Director of Student Affairs UCT E.655F 713.500.3920 Jaime.N.Hargrave@uth.tmc.edu
    Chelsea Overstreet Assistant Director, Student & Alumni Relations UCT E.655I 713.500.3911 Chelsea.E.Overstreet@uth.tmc.edu
    Jeanette Broshears Program Manager UT School of Public Health-Brownsville Campus 956.755.0678 Jeanette.L.Broshears@uth.tmc.edu
    Robin Cavalier-Brown Business Systems Analyst UCT E.665B 713.500.3476 Robin.A.Cavalier-Brown@uth.tmc.edu
    Miranda Hedrick Coordinator, Academic Admissions UCT E.665A 713.500.3914 Miranda.Hedrick@uth.tmc.edu
    Jasmine Payton Coordinator, Admissions and Alumni Affairs UCT E.655-15 713.500.3670 Jasmine.Payton@uth.tmc.edu
    Erica Unice Senior Administrative Assistant UCT E.655I 713.500.3591 Erica.Unice@uth.tmc.edu

    Education Technology

    NameTitleLocationPhoneEmail
    Emin Saglamer Director, Educational Technology UCT E.655G 713.500.3916 Emin.Saglamer@uth.tmc.edu
    Tingting Lu, PhD Manager, Distance Education UCT E.655C 713.500.3475 Tingting.Lu@uth.tmc.edu
    Camelia Addison Instructional Developer UCT E.655B 713.500.3413 Camelia.Addison@uth.tmc.edu
    Darren Keesee Instructional Developer UCT E.655A 713.500.3414 Darren.Keesee@uth.tmc.edu

    Creative Services

    NameTitleLocationPhoneEmail
    Marcos Hernandez Supervisor, Creative Services UCT E.650J 713.500.3589 Marcos.Hernandez@uth.tmc.edu
    Queen Chambliss Web Developer I UCT E.650I 713.500.3945 Queen.Kamillah.J.Chambliss@uth.tmc.edu
    Mistie Smith Web Developer I UCT E.650I 713.500.3985 Mistie.D.Smith@uth.tmc.edu

    Research

    NameTitleLocationPhoneEmail
    Elmer Bernstam, MD, MSE Associate Dean for Research UCT 165C 713.500.3927 Elmer.V.Bernstam@uth.tmc.edu
    Kiana Epps Director of Research Services UCT 690 713.500.3971 Kiana.Epps@uth.tmc.edu
    Trina Ward Sr. Grants & Contracts Specialist UCT 670 713.500.3973 Trina.Ward@uth.tmc.edu
    Angelia Watson Grants & Contracts Specialist UCT 690 713.500.3902 Angelia.H.Watson@uth.tmc.edu

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  • IT Services

    Information Technology (Phone: 713-500-3928)

    NameTitleLocationPhoneEmail
    David Ha Senior Systems Administrator UCT 630 713.500.3919 Cung.M.Ha@uth.tmc.edu
    Michael Phan Systems & Application Specialist II UCT 630 713.500.3647 Michael.Phan@uth.tmc.edu
    Henry Chen Systems & Application Specialist I UCT 630 713.500.3932 Henry.H.Chen@uth.tmc.edu
    Joe Menchaca Personal Computer Specialist II UCT 630 713.500.3933 Jose.A.Menchaca@uth.tmc.edu

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  • Adjunct Faculty
    Shervin Assassi, MD, MS

    Shervin Assassi, MD, MS
    Adjunct Associate Professor

    Associate Professor - Rheumatology and Clinical Immunogenetics, UT McGovern Medical School

    Focus Area: Bioinformatics and genomic analysis approaches to conduct rigorous translational research in Rheumatology

    Suresh Bhavnani, PhD

    Suresh Bhavnani, PhD
    Adjunct Professor

    Associate Professor of Biomedical Informatics, Institute of Translational Sciences - UT Medical Branch-Galveston

    Focus Area: Translational bioinformatics, network visualization and analysis of biomedical data, with translation to the design of decision-­-support systems.

    Eric Boerwinkle, PhD

    Eric Boerwinkle, PhD
    Adjunct Professor

    Professor, Human Genetics - UTHealth School of Public Health

    Focus Area: Genetic analysis of common chronic diseases in humans including coronary heart disease, hypertension and Type II diabetes.

    Jeffrey Chang, PhD

    Jeffrey Chang, PhD
    Adjunct Assistant Professor

    Assistant Professor, Integrative Biology & Pharmacology - McGovern Medical School

    Focus Area: Cell Signaling Programs in Cancer

    Jung-Wei Chen, DDS, MS, PhD

    Jung-Wei Chen, DDS, MS, PhD
    Adjunct Associate Professor

    Associate Professor, Pediatric Dentistry - Loma Linda University

    Focus Area: Pediatric Dentistry

    Benjamin K. Chu, MD, MPH, MACP

    Benjamin K. Chu, MD, MPH, MACP
    Adjunct Professor

    Chair of the Board of Directors –The Commonwealth Fund

    Focus Area: Accomplishments in implementing a fully integrated electronic health record system and population health management tools for improving outcomes for patient care.

    Kim Dunn, MD, PhD

    Kim Dunn, MD, PhD
    Adjunct Associate Professor

    Practicing Physician, Healthquilt

    Focus Area: Telemedicine, outcomes management, adoption of IT in healthcare

    Mary Edgerton, MD, PhD

    Mary Edgerton, MD, PhD
    Adjunct Associate Professor

    Associate Professor, Department of Pathology - UT MD Anderson Cancer Center

    Focus Area: Mechanisms in cancer genesis and progression, development of mathematical models for computer simulations, methods for the analysis of gene expression array data for pathway discovery.

    Adol Esquivel, MD, PhD

    Adol Esquivel, MD, PhD
    Adjunct Assistant Professor

    Assistant Vice President, Performance, Measurement Systems and Comparative, Effectiveness Research
    CHI St. Luke’s Health
    Focus Area: Meaningful Use of the Electronic Health Record (EHR) and Quality Measures, Health Systems Analysis, Implementing and evaluating Health Information Systems. Designing qualitative and quantitative interventions to improve the delivery of care to patients using information technology.

    Jorge A. Ferrer, MD, MBA, LSA, FAMIA

    Jorge A. Ferrer, MD, MBA, LSA, FAMIA
    Adjunct Assistant Professor

    Biomedical Informatician, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Clinical Informatics and Data Management Office, Adjunct Assistant Professor - UTHealth School of Biomedical Informatics

    Focus Area: Has practiced health informatics since 2000 within the U.S. federal government with expertise in health informatics policy, perioperative care informatics, innovations, interoperability and applied clinical informatics.

    Kevin Fickenscher, MD, CPE, FACPE

    Kevin Fickenscher, MD, CPE, FACPE
    Adjunct Professor

    Consultant, Creostrategic Solutions

    Focus Area: Healthcare Policy, Informatics

    Kayo Fujimoto, PhD

    Kayo Fujimoto, PhD
    Adjunct Associate Professor

    Associate Professor, Division of Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences
    UTHealth School of Public Health

    Focus Area: Biostatistics and public health informatics

    John P. Glaser, PhD

    John P. Glaser, PhD
    Adjunct Professor

    Senior Vice President - Cerner

    Focus Area: Federal/state policy and government regulation development, global healthcare information technology solutions, informatics innovation strategies

    Michael G. Gonzalez, MD

    Michael G. Gonzalez, MD
    Adjunct Assistant Professor

    Deputy Medical Director - Houston Fire Department
    Assistant Professor – Emergency Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine

    Focus Area: Mobile technologies, physician/patient workflow, improved outcomes

    James Griffiths, MD

    James Griffiths, MD
    Adjunct Assistant Professor

    Executive Director, Clinical Technology - UT Physicians
    UTHealth

    Focus Area: Clinical technology for clinical practice

    Priyatansh Gurha, PhD

    Priyatansh Gurha, PhD
    Adjunct Assistant Professor

    Assistant Professor, Center for Cardiovascular Genetic Research
    UTHealth McGovern Medical School

    Focus Area: Genomics of cardiac disease. Epigenetics and IncRNA in heart failure

    Jeffrey Helton, PhD, CMA, CFE, FHFMA

    Jeffrey Helton, PhD, CMA, CFE, FHFMA
    Adjunct Professor

    Assistant Professor - Metropolitan State University of Denver
    Focus Area: Operations and financing of safety net delivery systems including community health clinics and FQHC/look-alike providers, critical access hospitals and rural health care delivery systems, health care fraud, impact of technology on operational efficiency in health care, and market variations in the costs and utilization of health care services.

    Chiehwen Hsu, MS, PhD

    Chiehwen Hsu, MS, PhD
    Adjunct Associate Professor

    Dr. Hsu is currently completing his juris prudence degree.

    Focus Area: Public Health Informatics

    Robert Hunter, MD, PhD

    Robert Hunter, MD, PhD
    Adjunct Professor

    Professor and Chair, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine - McGovern Medical School

    Focus Area: Pathology information systems, data analytics, telepathology systems

    John Joe, MD, MPH

    John Joe, MD, MPH
    Adjunct Professor

    Chief Medical Information Officer - CHI St. Luke’s Health

    Focus Area: Health information system design and development, clinical process redesign and systems implementation, HIE design and implementation

    Ioannis Kakadiaris, PhD

    Ioannis Kakadiaris, PhD
    Adjunct Professor

    Professor of Computer Science, Electrical & Computer Engineering and Biomedical Engineering
    University of Houston

    Focus Area: Cardiovascular informatics, biomedical image analysis, biometrics, computer vision and pattern recognition

    Curtis E. Kennedy, MD, PhD

    Curtis E. Kennedy, MD, PhD
    Adjunct Assistant Professor

    Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Section of Critical Care Medicine - Baylor College of Medicine
    Texas Children’s Hospital

    Focus Area: Clinical decision support, prediction modeling, time series analysis, cardiac arrest, pediatric ICU

    John C. Kilburn, Jr., PhD

    John C. Kilburn, Jr., PhD
    Adjunct Professor

    Associate Vice President for Research
    Texas A&M International University in Laredo

    Focus Area: Healthcare Policy, Population Health Informatics

    Brent King, MD, MMM

    Brent King, MD, MMM
    Adjunct Professor

    Professor, Emergency Medicine – University of Maryland Medical Center

    Focus Area: Health and wellness strategy, patient safety, and quality improvement

    Joseph Kunisch, PhD, RN

    Joseph Kunisch, PhD, RN
    Adjunct Assistant Professor

    Director, Clinical Quality Review & Electronic Clinical Quality Measures
    Memorial Hermann Healthcare System Department of Quality Patient Safety & Infection Control

    Focus Area: Clinical quality informatics for regulatory performance

    Helen Li, MD

    Helen Li, MD
    Adjunct Associate Professor

    Full Member, Cancer Research Program - Houston Methodist Research Institute

    Focus Area: Ophthalmology, ocular oncology, teleophthalmology

    H. Stephen Lieber, MA, CAE

    H. Stephen Lieber, MA, CAE
    Adjunct Assistant Professor

    Principal, AVISOS Partners, LLC

    Focus Area: Transformational change, Business development, Global positioning, Strategic Planning & Execution

    Yin Liu, PhD

    Yin Liu, PhD
    Adjunct Assistant Professor

    Adjunct Associate Professor

    Focus Area: Statistical models to reconstruct biological networks, signal transduction pathway reconstruction, Bayesian inference and bioinformatics

    Chris McCord, MBA

    Chris McCord, MBA
    Adjunct Professor

    Managing Director, Healthcare Growth Partners

    Focus Area: Commercialization of health informatics, strategy and go-to-market planning for applied health informatics

    Joseph B. McCormick, MD

    Joseph B. McCormick, MD
    Adjunct Professor

    Regional Dean and James Steele Professor, Brownsville Regional Campus, UT School of Public Health, Associate Dean, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine
    Professor of Epidemiology, UTHealth San Antonio School of Medicine
    Focus Area: Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences

    Allison McCoy, PhD

    Allison McCoy, PhD
    Assistant Professor

    Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Informatics - Vanderbilt University Medical Center
    Focus Area: Biomedical informatics, clinical informatics, public health informatics, health information technology, electronic health records, clinical decision support, computerized provider order entry, healthcare quality improvement, patient safety

    Patrick McGinnis, MD, MS, MBA

    Patrick McGinnis, MD, MS, MBA
    Adjunct Professor

    Humana - Medical Director

    Focus Area: Patient safety, medical technology systems, EMRs

    Carl V. Vartian, MD, MS

    Amit Mehta, MD
    Adjunct Assistant Professor

    Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine
    Section Director - Informatics
    McGovern Medical School
    Focus Area: implementation, maintenance and improvement of electronic data information sources; Clinical Informatics Fellowship Program

    Parsa Mirhaji, MD, PhD

    Parsa Mirhaji, MD, PhD
    Adjunct Associate Professorr

    Research Associate Professor, Director of Clinical Research Informatics - Baylor College of Medicine
    Albert Einstein College of Medicine

    Focus Area: http://semanticweb.org/wiki/Parsa_Mirhaji

    Shoko Miyagawa, PhD

    Shoko Miyagawa, PhD
    Adjunct Associate Professor

    Associate Professor, Nursing and Medical Care - Keio University, Japan

    Focus Area: Health informatics, network community, information security

    Sachiko Ohta, MD, MS, PhD

    Sachiko Ohta, MD, MS, PhD
    Adjunct Associate Professor

    Director and Chief Contents Officer - CHORD-J
    Center for Health Services, Outcomes Research and Development – Japan
    Focus Area: Health informatics, network community, information security

    Nnaemeka G. Okafor, MD

    Nnaemeka G. Okafor, MD
    Adjunct Assistant Professor

    Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine – McGovern Medical School
    Director of Medical Informatics – Acute Care Services, Memorial Hermann Healthcare System

    Focus Area: Clinical informatics, patient safety and healthcare quality improvement

    Bela Patel, MD, CMQ, FCCP

    Bela Patel, MD, CMQ, FCCP
    Adjunct Professor

    Vice Dean of Healthcare Quality and Division Director of Critical Care Medicine - McGovern Medical School

    Focus Area: Healthcare quality improvement and effectiveness, patient safety, error reduction

    John Riggs, MD, MS

    John Riggs, MD, MS
    Adjunct Professor

    Associate Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology - McGovern Medical School
    Vice Chair, Obstetrics & Gynecology - LBJ Hospital

    Focus Area: Clinical informatics, gynecologic surgery

    V. Gail Roberson Rose, DNP, MBA, RN-BC

    V. Gail Roberson Rose, DNP, MBA, RN-BC
    Adjunct Assistant Professor

    Associate Chief Informatics Officer – Memorial Hermann Healthcare System, Information Systems Division


    Focus Area: Clinical informatics

    Mano Selvan, PhD

    Mano Selvan, PhD
    Adjunct Assistant Professor

    Research Scientist, Pharmacy Outcomes
    Research, Humana
    UT Memorial Hermann Healthcare System
    Quality and Safety

    Focus Area: Clinical Informatics, Biostatistics

    Michael Shabot, MD, FCS, FCCM, FACMI

    Munseok Seo, Dr. P.H.
    Adjunct Assistant Professor

    Senior Health Researcher, ECONOMETRICA, Inc – Bethesda, MD

    Focus Area: Health Services Research, Outcomes Research

    Michael Shabot, MD, FCS, FCCM, FACMI

    Michael Shabot, MD, FCS, FCCM, FACMI
    Adjunct Professor

    Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer
    Memorial Hermann Healthcare System

    Focus Areas: Clinical indicators, patient safety, quality of care
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/michaelshabot

    Ross Shegog, PhD

    Ross Shegog, PhD
    Adjunct Associate Professor

    Associate Professor - UT Health School of Public Health
    Associate Director -Prevention Research Center
    Focus Area: Understanding and reducing diagnostic errors, patient safety related to electronic health record implementation and use

    Hardeep Singh, MD

    Hardeep Singh, MD
    Adjunct Professor

    Professor, Department of Medicine - Baylor College of Medicine
    Chief, Health Policy, Quality and Informatics - Center for Innovations in Quality Effectiveness and Safety, DeBakey VA Medical Center

    Focus Area: Use of health information technology to reduce diagnostic errors, patient safety, electronic health record implementation and use.

    Anwar Sirajuddin, MBBS, MS, CPHIMS

    Anwar Sirajuddin, MBBS, MS, CPHIMS
    Adjunct Assistant Professor

    Chief Data Scientist, Population Health
    Harris Health System
    Focus Areas: Clinical Decision Support, Clinical Outcomes, Content Development, Healthcare Quality & Performance Improvement, Patient Safety, Infection Control, Data Analytics

    Ergin Soysal, MD, PhD

    Ergin Soysal, MD, PhD
    Adjunct Professor

    Chief Technology Officer, Melax Technologies, Inc.

    Focus Area: Clinical Natural Language Processing, Information Extraction, Medical Terminologies and Ontologies, Translational Medicine

    James Turley, RN, PhD

    James Turley, RN, PhD
    Adjunct Associate Professor

    Former Associate Professor - UTHealth School of Biomedical Informatics
    Retired

    Focus Area: Nursing, bioinformatics

    Carl V. Vartian, MD, MS

    Carl V. Vartian, MD, MS
    Adjunct Assistant Professor

    Chief Medical Information Officer
    HCA – Gulf Coast Division

    Focus Area: EHR Implementation, Quality, Safety and Meaningful Use

    Muhammad Walji, PhD

    Muhammad Walji, PhD
    Adjunct Professor

    Professor, Dean for Technology Services & Informatics
    UTHealth School of Dentistry

    Focus Area: Patient care quality, safety and efficiency, data analysis, electronic health records

    Ryan Walsh, MD

    Ryan Walsh, MD
    Adjunct Professor

    Chief Medical Information Officer – Ambulatory & Population Health at Memorial Hermann Health System

    Focus Area: Applied informatics, population health and informatics related to social determinations of health

    Jing Wang, PhD, MPH, RN

    Jing Wang, PhD, MPH, RN
    Adjunct Associate Professor

    Vice Dean – School of Nursing, UT Health Science Center at San Antonio

    Focus Area: Nursing systems, informatics

    Alan M. Weiss, MD, MBA, FACP

    Alan M. Weiss, MD, MBA, FACP
    Adjunct Assistant Professor

    Chief Ambulatory Medical Informatics Officer,
    Associate Vice President for Ambulatory Services - Memorial Hermann Healthcare System

    Focus Area: Clinical informatics

    Irmgard Willcockson, PhD

    Irmgard Willcockson, PhD
    Adjunct Assistant Professor

    E-Learning Consultant

    https://www.linkedin.com/pub/irmgard-willcockson/10/813/276

    Stephen Wong, PhD, PE

    Stephen Wong, PhD, PE
    Adjunct Professor

    Professor and Department Chair, Systems Medicine and Bioengineering - Houston Methodist Research Institute
    Focus Area: Biological and medical imaging, bioinformatics and systems biology, drug repositioning and combinations, image-guided therapy, translational bio-photo1nics, molecular imaging and diagnosis, and mechanisms of cancer and neurological disorders