Ontology Research Group

Hsing-Yi Song

Graduate Research Assistant

Hsing-Yi Song (Judy) is a master student at School of Biomedical Informatics. She received her MD in clinical medicine from China and an MPH in Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences from the University of Texas School of Public Health. Hsing-Yi is currently working as a graduate research assistant in the ontology research group.

Hsing-Yi has been working in different public health projects in the past few years. One project she has been involved with is ‘It’s Your Game-Family’ project at the University of Texas Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research, which aims at developing a computer-based health education program. She was responsible for coordinating data collection, instrument development, data management and analysis in the project. Hsing-yi also has experience with evaluating electronic patient safety reporting systems and EHR design guidelines while working for the National Center for Cognitive Informatics & Decision Making in Healthcare (NCCD) in the past. Her current research interest is public health informatics.


  1. Gong, Y., Song, H. Y., Wu, X., & Hua, L. (2015). Identifying barriers and benefits of patient safety event reporting toward user-centered design. Safety in Health, 1(1), 7
  2. Gong, Y., Lei, H., Wu, H., Song, H. (2014). Developing EHR design Guidelines. In: Zhang, J. & Walji, M. (Eds.), Better EHR: Usability, workflow and cognitive support in electronic health records (pp. 187-195). Houston, TX: The National Center for Cognitive Informatics and Decision Making in Healthcare