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Jonathan Ishee, JD, MPH, MS, LLM

Assistant Professor

Jonathan Ishee is an assistant professor of Biomedical Informatics. Jonathan came to SBMI from the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), where he focused on the complex issues related to health information exchanges, HITECH-mandated HIPAA modifications, the EHR incentive program and physician payment reform. While at HHS, Ishee was commended by Secretaries Leavitt and Sebelius for his contributions. In addition to his faculty appointment, Ishee serves as associate editor of the IEEE Journal of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine and is a practicing attorney who regularly counsels physicians, hospitals, and technology clients on health regulatory issues. Ishee holds a BSM and JD from Tulane University, an MPH and MS in Health Informatics from University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and an LLM in Health Law from the University of Houston Law Center.

Phone: 713-500-3908
Fax: 713-500-3929

Staff Support

 Lisa Salazar
Phone: 956-452-1269


  • L.L.M. in Health Law, 2009, University of Houston Law Center
  • J.D., 2005, Tulane University Law School
  • M.P.H., 2004, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (Management and Policy)
  • M.S., 2003, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (Health Informatics)
  • B.S.M., 2001, Tulane University A.B. Freeman School of Business

Areas of Expertise

  • Health policy
  • Legal and ethical issues surrounding health informatics
  • Health information exchange
  • Patient Safety
  • Payment reform
  • Privacy and security issues related to health informatics
  • Unintended consequences of rapid health information technology adoption and use
  • Medical identity theft
  • Fraud and abuse issues