Yang Gong, MD, PhD

Associate Professor

Research Areas

Dr. Gong’s research interests fall into three streams: (1) Human-centered design in clinical Informatics; (2) Medical incident reporting and  management system; (3)Health information technology supporting aging-in-place


UTHealth School of Biomedical Informatics
7000 Fannin St., Suite 600, Houston, TX 77030  
Phone: 713.500.3547
Fax: 713.500.3907

Staff Support

Blanca Torres
Phone: 713.486.0114


1. Gong Y, Chandra A, Wang J. Toward an integrated health data display for aging in place. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2014;201:233-40. PubMed PMID: 24943549. Epub 2014/06/20. eng.

2. Lei J, Xu L, Meng Q, Zhang J, Gong Y. The Current Status of Usability Studies of Information Technologies in China: A Systematic Study. BioMed research international. 2014;2014:568303. PubMed PMID: 25050362. Pubmed Central PMCID: PMC4090495. Epub 2014/07/23. Eng.

3. Hua L, Wang S, Gong Y. Text prediction on structured data entry in healthcare: a two-group randomized usability study measuring the prediction impact on user performance. Appl Clin Inform. 2014;5(1):249-63. PubMed PMID: 24734137. Pubmed Central PMCID: PMC3974259. Epub 2014/04/16. eng.

4. Hua L, Gong Y,. Design of a user-centered voluntary patient safety reporting system: understanding the time and response variances by retrospective think-aloud protocols. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2013;192:729-33. PubMed PMID: 23920653. Epub 2013/08/08. eng.

5. Hua L, Gong Y. Information gaps in reporting patient falls: the challenges and technical solutions. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2013;194:113-8. PubMed PMID: 23941941. Epub 2013/08/15. eng.

6. Yu P, Zhang Y, Gong Y, Zhang J. Unintended adverse consequences of introducing electronic health records in residential aged care homes. Int J Med Inform. 2013 Sep;82(9):772-88. PubMed PMID: 23770027. Epub 2013/06/19. eng.

7. Khairat S, Craven C, Gong Y. Representing clinical communication knowledge through database management system integration. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2012;180:1099-101. PubMed PMID: 22874366. Epub 2012/08/10. eng.

8. Gong Y. Data consistency in a voluntary medical incident reporting system. J Med Syst. 2011 Aug;35(4):609-15. PubMed PMID: 20703528. Epub 2010/08/13. eng.

9. Gong Y, Zhang J. Toward a human-centered hyperlipidemia management system: the interaction between internal and external information on relational data search. J Med Syst. 2011 Apr;35(2):169-77. PubMed PMID: 20703572. Epub 2010/08/13. eng.

10. Gong Y. Toward a human-centered voluntary medical incident reporting system. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2010;160(Pt 1):729-33. PubMed PMID: 20841782. Epub 2010/09/16. eng.

11. Khairat S, Gong Y. Understanding effective clinical communication in medical errors. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2010;160(Pt 1):704-8. PubMed PMID: 20841777. Epub 2010/09/16. eng.

12. Hua L, Gong Y. Developing a user-centered voluntary medical incident reporting system. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2010;160(Pt 1):203-7. PubMed PMID: 20841678. Epub 2010/09/16. eng.

13. Alafaireet PE, Houghton HL, Savage GT, Gong Y. Using electronic data sources to understand the determinants of psychiatric visit non-adherence. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2009;2009:11-5. PubMed PMID: 20351813. Pubmed Central PMCID: PMC2815377. Epub 2009/01/01. eng.

14. Shigaki CL, Smarr KL,Gong Y, Donovan-Hanson K, Siva C, Johnson RA, et al. Social interactions in an online self-management program for rheumatoid arthritis. Chronic illness. 2008 Dec;4(4):239-46. PubMed PMID: 19091932. Epub 2008/12/19. eng.

15. Gong Y, Zhu M, Li J, Turley JP, Zhang J. Clinical communication ontology for medical errors. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2007;129(Pt 2):1007-11. PubMed PMID: 17911867. Epub 2007/10/04. eng.

16. Gong Y, Zhang J. A human-centered design and evaluation framework for information search. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2005:281-5. PubMed PMID: 16779046. Pubmed Central PMCID: PMC1560642. Epub 2006/06/17. eng.

17. Gong Y, Zhang T, Rukab J, Johnson-Throop K, Malin J, Zhang J. Design and development of a search interface for an information gathering tool. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2004;107(Pt 2):1471-5. PubMed PMID: 15361059. Epub 2004/09/14. eng.

18. Zhang T, Aranzamendez G, Rinkus S, Gong Y, Rukab J, Johnson-Throop KA, et al. An information flow analysis of a distributed information system for space medical support. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2004;107(Pt 2):992-6. PubMed PMID: 15360961. Epub 2004/09/14. eng.

19. Michea YF, Pancheri K, Gong Y, Bernstam E. Comparing communication technology on Chinese, English, and Spanish diabetes websites. Proc AMIA Symp. 2002:523-7. PubMed PMID: 12463879. Pubmed Central PMCID: PMC2244504. Epub 2002/12/05. eng.