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.