Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education (BIME) is comprised of two divisions, Biomedical and Health Informatics (BHI) and Medical Education and Evaluation (MEE).

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All BIME Core Faculty

Neil Abernethy, PhD

Associate Professor

Primary

BHI

neila@uw.edu

Website

Interests:

Models of infectious disease (including TB, HIV, and influenza), molecular epidemiology, network analysis, disease surveillance, data visualization, systems biology, data integration, emerging infections, and global health


James Brinkley, MD, PhD

Professor

Joint

BHI

brinkley@uw.edu

Website

Interests:

Structural informatics with emphasis on multimedia data management, ontologies, data integration, the semantic web, and visualization as applied to biomedicine; potential applications of structural informatics in areas outside biomedicine, such as music.


Jan Carline, PhD

Professor

Primary

MEE

carlinej@uw.edu

Interests:

Medical education and its evaluation.


Annie Chen, PhD

Assistant Professor

Primary

BHI

atchen@uw.edu

Website

Interests:

Chronic illness information behaviors, health-related uses of social media, research methods, natural language processing, patient education, alternative medicine, digital humanities.


David Crosslin, PhD

Assistant Professor

Primary

BHI

davidcr@uw.edu

Interests:

The Electronic Medical Records & Genomics (eMERGE) Network is on the forefront of precision medicine and discovery using mined phenotypes, and has transitioned from discovery, to interpretation and integration into the EHR for CDS,


Valerie Daggett, PhD

Interests:

Data management and representation, database, mining techniques, visual analytics, structural bioinformatics, protein folding and design, single-nucleotide polymorphisms, Dynameomics.


George Demiris, PhD, FACMI

Professor

Vice Chair for Informatics Education

Graduate Program Director

Joint

BHI

gdemiris@uw.edu

Website

Interests:

Research focusing on the use of information technology for older adults and patients with chronic conditions, the design and evaluation of “smart homes” and telehealth applications in home care and hospice; examining health informatics graduate education challenges.


Sherrilynne Fuller, PhD, FACMI

Professor Emeritus

Joint

BHI

sfuller@uw.edu

Website

Interests:

Knowledge discovery, integrated information systems design: human factors, information retrieval and management.


John Gennari, PhD

Associate Professor

Primary

BHI

gennari@uw.edu

Website

Interests:

Ontologies, knowledge sharing, semantic web,


Gabrielle Kane, MB, EdD, FRCPC

Associate Professor

Joint

MEE

kaneg@uw.edu

Interests:

Medical education and evaluation


Diane M. Korngiebel, DPhil

Assistant Professor

Primary

BHI

dianemk@uw.edu

Interests:

Shared-decision making, user-centered design, implementation science, ethically informed genomic medicine, clinical decision support, patient portals


Michael Leu, MD, MS, MHS

Associate Professor

Clinical Informatics Fellowship Director

Primary

BHI

mgl27@uw.edu

Interests:

Translating innovations into practice in ways that improve patient care and clinical outcomes, while respecting clinical practice patterns. Using technology to efficiently disseminate the best clinical care so that it is practiced throughout the WWAMI region.


Bill Lober, MD, MS

Professor

Joint

BHI

lober@uw.edu

Website

Interests:

Clinical, public health, and global health informatics


Gang Luo, PhD

Associate Professor

Primary

BHI

luogang@uw.edu

Gang Luo website

Interests:

Health/clinical informatics (data/predictive analytics and software system design/development), big data, machine learning, data mining, information retrieval, and database systems.


David Masuda, MD

Lecturer

Primary

BHI

Interests:

Applied informatics educational program development with a focus on leadership in health information technology and clinical informatics.


Daniel Masys, MD, FACMI

Professor

Affiliate

BHI

dmasys@uw.edu

Website

Interests:

Development of informatics infrastructure for conducting clinical and translational research, and genone-phenome correlation using phenotype data derived from electronic medical records data


Sean Mooney, PhD, FACMI

Professor

Chief Research Information Officer

Primary

BHI

sdmooney@uw.edu

Website

Interests:

Managing the development of collaborative electronic systems supporting biomedical research with a focus on leading the next generation informatics tools for biomedical research and understanding the underlying molecular causes of inherited genetic diseases and cancer.


Peter Myler, PhD

Professor

Affiliate

BHI

mylerpj@uw.edu

Website

Interests:

Bioinformatics, genomics, molecular parasitology, systems biology, structural genomics, biodefense


Pamela Nagasawa, PhD

Assistant Professor

Primary

MEE

pnaga22@uw.edu

Interests:

Educating a diverse workforce—priming students to serve rural, underserved, and culturally diverse patient populations; Impact assessment— student learning, institutional effectiveness, intersection between dental and medical education


Wanda Pratt, PhD, FACMI

Professor

Adjunct

BHI

wpratt@uw.edu

Website

Interests:

Consumer health informatics, information retrieval, human computer interaction, design of information technology, patient-provider communication, and user studies


Lynne Robins, PhD

Professor

Primary

MEE

lynner@uw.edu

Interests:

Equipping and empowering health professions educators through ongoing educator development and mentorship; translating education research and theory into practice; applying qualitative research methods to illuminate and advance all aspects of health professions education and practice; and encouraging and supporting interprofessional, interdisciplinary and regional collaboration.


Janice A. Sabin, PhD, MSW

Associate Professor

Primary

MEE

sabinja@uw.edu

Website

Interests:

The science of implicit (unconscious) bias and effects on medical care; Workforce diversity; Health equity and social determinants of health; Health care delivery to health disparity populations; Culturally tailored health communication, health literacy; Faculty development, continuing education


Doug Schaad, PhD

Professor

Division Head, MEE

Primary

MEE

schaad@uw.edu

Interests:

Career trajectories in the medical profession; Health outcomes associated with new orthopaedic techniques and materials; Compassion, empathy and cynicism in the professional development of physicians; Interprofessional teams and learning outcomes; Curriculum enhancement and associated performance assessment.


Craig Scott, PhD

Professor

Primary

MEE

scottcs@uw.edu

Interests:

Mind/body medicine, medical student stress management, performance-based teaching and evaluation (including TBL, PBL, flipped classrooms, objectively-structured clinical examinations and standardized patients), medical school admissions, international medical education, and assessment of scientific innovations of National Science Foundation research centers


Linda Shapiro, PhD

Professor

Adjunct

BHI

Interests:

Funded research in a) object and pattern recognition b) medical imaging c) multimedia information retrieval for medical applications d) biomedical informatics information systems e) craniofacial image analysis


Peter Tarczy-Hornoch, MD, FACMI

Professor

Chair, BIME

Primary

BHI, MEE

pth@uw.edu

Website

Interests:

Data integration and knowledge bases as applied to: translational bioinformatics, biospecimen acquisition, clinical/translational research, clinical data repositories, genomic medicine, and comparative effectiveness research


Anne Turner, MD, MLIS, MPH, FACMI

Associate Professor

Joint

BHI

amturner@uw.edu

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CPHI

Interests:

Public health informatics, use of machine translation and natural language processing to improve communication with Limited English Proficiency populations, public health information workflow, evaluation of public health information system.


Mark Whipple, MD, MS, FACS

Associate Professor

Joint

BHI

mwhipple@uw.edu

Interests:

Developing predictive models of head and neck tumor metastasis from sparse data sources using formal anatomic knowledge representations. Genomics of head and neck tumors (squamous cell carcinoma, infantile hemangiomas, lymphatic malformations).


Adam Wilcox, PhD

Professor

Chief Analytics Officer

Primary

BHI

abwilcox@uw.edu

Interests:

Electronic health records, quality improvement, patient-centered outcomes, methodology, health care transformation


Fred Wolf, PhD

Professor

Primary

BHI, MEE

wolf@uw.edu

Interests:

Clinical decision-making, evidence-based systematic reviews and meta-analysis of educational and healthcare interventions, comparative effectiveness and clinical/translational research and training


Meliha Yetisgen, PhD

Associate Professor

Primary

BHI

melihay@uw.edu

Website

Interests:

Statistical natural language processing, text mining, information retrieval