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Faculty Research Areas

Data Science and Artificial Intelligence
Faculty Members Title Research Areas
Omer Anjum, PhD Assistant Professor Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning, AI System Design
Licong Cui, PhD Associate Professor Ontologies and terminologies, Big data analytics, Neuroinformatics Health information extraction and retrieval
Luca Giancardo, PhD Associate Professor Medical image/signal processing, Machine Learning, Big Data, translational medicine
Xiaoqian Jiang, PhD Professor Healthcare privacy, Biomedical data mining, Computational phenotyping
Yejin Kim, PhD Assistant Professor Data mining, computational phenotyping on the developments of innovative machine learning models
Fang Li, PhD Assistant Professor Biomedical Ontologies and Knowledge Graphs, Big Data Analytics, Machine Learning and Deep Learning
Ardalan Naseri, PhD Assistant Professor Algorithms, Computational Biology, Bioinformatics
Laila Rasmy Bekhet, PhD Assistant Professor Deep Learning, Predictive Modeling, Biomedical Data Mining
Kirk Roberts, PhD, MS Associate Professor Natural language processing, question answering, clinical information extraction, spatial information extraction and medical information retrieval
Hulin Wu, PhD, MS Professor Biostatistics, Computational Biology, Computational Modeling
GQ Zhang, PhD Professor Clinical Informatics, Data Science and Big Data, Ontologies and Metadata Management
Kai Zhang, PhD Assistant Professor Predictive Modeling, Machine Learning for Healthcare, Fairness in Machine Learning
Degui Zhi, PhD, MS Professor Bioinformatics, Statistical Genetics, Deep Learning


Last Update: 01/30/2024

Faculty Research Areas

  • Data Science & Artificial Intelligence
    Data Science and Artificial Intelligence
    Faculty Members Title Research Areas
    Omer Anjum, PhD Assistant Professor Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning, AI System Design
    Licong Cui, PhD Associate Professor Ontologies and terminologies, Big data analytics, Neuroinformatics Health information extraction and retrieval
    Luca Giancardo, PhD Associate Professor Medical image/signal processing, Machine Learning, Big Data, translational medicine
    Xiaoqian Jiang, PhD Professor Healthcare privacy, Biomedical data mining, Computational phenotyping
    Yejin Kim, PhD Assistant Professor Data mining, computational phenotyping on the developments of innovative machine learning models
    Fang Li, PhD Assistant Professor Biomedical Ontologies and Knowledge Graphs, Big Data Analytics, Machine Learning and Deep Learning
    Ardalan Naseri, PhD Assistant Professor Algorithms, Computational Biology, Bioinformatics
    Laila Rasmy Bekhet, PhD Assistant Professor Deep Learning, Predictive Modeling, Biomedical Data Mining
    Kirk Roberts, PhD, MS Associate Professor Natural language processing, question answering, clinical information extraction, spatial information extraction and medical information retrieval
    Hulin Wu, PhD, MS Professor Biostatistics, Computational Biology, Computational Modeling
    GQ Zhang, PhD Professor Clinical Informatics, Data Science and Big Data, Ontologies and Metadata Management
    Kai Zhang, PhD Assistant Professor Predictive Modeling, Machine Learning for Healthcare, Fairness in Machine Learning
    Degui Zhi, PhD, MS Professor Bioinformatics, Statistical Genetics, Deep Learning


    Last Update: 01/30/2024

  • Clinical & Health Informatics
    Clinical and Health Informatics
    Faculty Members Title Research Areas
    Elmer Bernstam, MD, MSE Professor Clinical practice guideline classification, information retrieval, consumer informatics, clinical decision support, CTSA director of the biomedical informatics component
    Juliana J. Brixey, RN, MPH, PhD Associate Professor Patient safety, interruptions in workflow, social media in distance education
    Tiffany Champagne-Langabeer, PhD Associate Professor Health information management, policies and health information exchange, modifying behaviors, and collecting data for outcomes research
    Rigoberto I. Delgado, PhD, MBA Associate Professor Applied Population Health Analytics, Cost-effectiveness Methods, Health Services Research
    Babtope Fatuyi, MD Assistant Professor and Chief Medical Information Officer Information Systems, Databases, Electronic Health Records
    Susan Fenton, PhD, RHIA, FAHIMA Professor Workforce development, data management, ICD-11 implementation, health care associated infections (HAI's)
    Julie C. Forcum, Pharm D, MHA Assistant Professor Medication Safety, Medication Management, Quality
    Amy Franklin, PhD Associate Professor Psycho-linguistics, conversational negotiation and deception, reduction of medical errors
    Lex Frieden, MA, LLD (hon) Professor Disability informatics; rehabilitation technology and robotics; health care access, effectiveness and costs; independent living; community-based service systems; disability rights; consumer empowerment
    Yang Gong, MD, PhD Associate Professor Clinical informatics, human factors, patient safety, human-centered design in health care, medical incident reporting and management systems, health information technology supporting aging-in-place
    Jonathan Ishee, JD, MPH, MS, LLM Assistant Professor 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
    Constance Johnson, PhD, MS, RN, FAAN Professor Human-computer interaction, consumer health informatics, games for health, data visualization and health decision-making
    Todd Johnson, PhD Professor Medical device usability and safety, patient safety and quality, human factors engineering, ontologies and knowledge sharing, information visualization, clinical data warehousing
    Peter Killoran, MS, MD Associate Professor Impact of Health IT on clinical decision making, integrating visualization techniques into EMRs, gathering and analyzing anesthesia EMR data
    James Langabeer, PhD, MBA, FHIMSS Professor Clinical systems of care, cardiovascular quality and analytics, and health information exchange
    Robert E. Murphy, MD Associate Professor Clinical decision support, physician health IT adoption, clinical system implementations and quality and patient safety
    Sahiti Myneni, PhD, MSE Associate Professor Consumer informatics, Health-related social media analytics, Data-driven digital health technologies, Idea to product translation (mHealth device development and testing)
    Deevakar Rogith, MBBS, PhD Assistant Professor Healthcare interface design, EHR development and usability, mobile health, Big Data analytics for patients and clinical intelligence and clinical informatics
    Angela Ross, DNP, MPH, PMP, PHCNS-BC Assistant Professor Project management, performance improvement, system implementation, program and project evaluation, policy development, teamwork, and workflow analysis
    Debora Simmons, PhD, RN, CCNS, FAAN Assistant Professor Advanced practice nurse in critical and acute care, technology and complex patient care systems, healthcare quality and safety as an educator, leader, researcher and patient advocate
    Dean Sittig, PhD Professor Design and development of new features and functions within Clinical Information Systems (CISs), implementation methods and strategies for CISs, evaluation and monitoring of existing CIS implementations
    Kimberly A. Smith, PhD, MT(ASCP) Assistant Professor Biomedical informatics, veterinary informatics, workforce development, and laboratory and pathology informatics
    Andrea Yatsco, PhD, CADC, LCDC Assistant Professor Public Health and Substance Use Disorders, Systematic Public Health Responses, Behavioral Informatics
    Jiajie Zhang, PhD Professor Human-centered computing, medical errors, information display and visualization, cognitive science, medical decision making


  • Bioinformatics & Systems Medicine
    Bioinformatics and Systems Medicine
    Faculty Members Title Research Areas
    Xiangning Chen, PhD, MS Professor Genetics and Genomics Study of Psychiatric Disorders, Biomarker Discovery, Disease Risk-Modeling, Evaluation and Prediction
    Yulin Dai, PhD Assistant Professor Tissue/Cell type specificity in complex disease, Multi-Omics data integration
    Luca Giancardo, PhD Associate Professor Medical Image/Signal Processing, Machine Learning, Big Data, Translational Medicine
    Assaf Gottlieb, PhD Assistant Professor Pharmacogenomics, Machine Learning, Systems Biology Medicine, Causal inference from observational data
    Arif Harmanci, PhD, MS  Assistant Professor Bioinformatics, functional genomics, next generation sequencing data analysis, genomic privacy
    Sayed-Rzgar Hosseini, PhD Assistant Professor Computational Systems Biology, Precision Cancer Medicine, Statistical Bioinformatics
    Pora Kim, PhD, MS Assistant Professor Bioinformatics, Precision Medicine, Biological Database
    Jianguo Wen, PhD Assistant Professor Cancer immunotherapy, Cancer Nucleic Acid Therapy
    Lei You, PhD Assistant Professor Image Processing, Deep Learning, Human-Machine Interaction
    Guangming Zhang, PhD Assistant Professor Medical Image Informatics, Biomechanical Analysis, Machine Learning
    Zhongming Zhao, PhD, MS Professor Bioinformatics, next generation sequencing in precision medicine, integrative genomics and systems biology approaches to complex disease studies, translational bioinformatics, genomic studies of mental disorders, pharmacogenomics and drug repositioning
    W. Jim Zheng, PhD Professor Bioinformatics, biological data mining and networks, genomics, systems biology, biomedical ontology and knowledge representation
    Degui Zhi, PhD, MS Professor Statistical genetics, bioinformatics, next-generation sequencing, haplotype phasing and imputation, genomic big data, machine learning and genetics epidemiology
    Xiaobo Zhou, PhD Professor Bioinformatics, systems biology, imaging informatics, clinical informatics