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:

Data management and analytics (data integration, network analysis, information visualization), computational biology (pathway analysis, protein structure), public health (disease surveillance, epidemic models, molecular epidemiology), and artificial intelligence (machine learning, planning, knowledge representation and decision making under uncertainty).

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James Brinkley, MD, PhD

Professor

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. Semi-retired, no longer accepting students.

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Jan Carline, PhD

Professor Emeritus

Primary

MEE

carlinej@uw.edu

Interests:

Medical education and its evaluation.

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Annie Chen, PhD

Assistant Professor

Primary

BHI

atchen@uw.edu

Website

Interests:

Chronic illness information behaviors, text and visual analytics, patient education, complementary and integrative health, health-related uses of social media, research methods, digital humanities.

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Trevor Cohen, MBChB, MPhil, PhD

Professor

Primary

BHI

cohenta@uw.edu

Interests:

Mental health informatics; post-marketing drug surveillance; drug repurposing; analysis of health-related online social media; distributed representations; distributional semantics; clinical cognition.

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David Crosslin, PhD

Associate 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.

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Matthew Cunningham, PhD

Assistant Professor

Primary

MEE

cunningm@uw.edu

Interests:

Evaluation of curricular innovations and educational programs

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Valerie Daggett, PhD

Interests:

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

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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.

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John Gennari, PhD

Associate Professor

Graduate Program Director

Primary

BHI

gennari@uw.edu

Website

Interests:

Ontologies, knowledge sharing, semantic web.

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Andrea Hartzler, PhD

Associate Professor

Primary

BHI

andreah@uw.edu

Interests:

Consumer health informatics, social computing, human-centered design, collaborative health technology, patient-provider interaction, peer support, patient-reported outcomes, and patient-generated data

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Gabrielle Kane, MB, EdD, FRCPC

Professor

Joint

MEE

kaneg@uw.edu

Interests:

Medical education and evaluation

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Diane M. Korngiebel, DPhil

Assistant Professor

Primary

BHI

dianemk@uw.edu

Interests:

User-centered design, ethical issues in Big Data science, shared-decision making, ethically informed genomic medicine, mHealth broadly construed (e.g., patient portals, smartphone applications, voice user interface/smart speakers—particularly to support older and diverse populations), and health equity.

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Michael Leu, MD, MS, MHS, FAAP, FAMIA

Associate Professor

Clinical Informatics Fellowship Director

Joint

BHI

mgl27@uw.edu

Interests:

Translating innovations into practice in ways that improve patient care and clinical outcomes; and medical education.

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Bill Lober, MD, MS

Professor

Joint

BHI

lober@uw.edu

Website

Interests:

Clinical, public health, and global health informatics

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Gang Luo, PhD

Associate Professor

Primary

BHI

luogang@uw.edu

Website

Interests:

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

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David Masuda, MD

Lecturer

Primary

BHI

Interests:

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

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Daniel Masys, MD, FACMI

Professor

Affiliate

BHI

dmasys@uw.edu

Website

Interests:

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

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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.

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Peter Myler, PhD

Professor

Affiliate

BHI

mylerpj@uw.edu

Website

Interests:

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

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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, medical education

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Wanda Pratt, PhD, FACMI

Professor

Adjunct

BHI

wpratt@uw.edu

Website

Interests:

Personal health informatics, human computer interaction, design of information technology, patient-provider communication, support for vulnerable populations, and patient empowerment.

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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.

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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; patient-provider communication; culturally tailored health communication, faculty development.

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Doug Schaad, PhD

Professor

Division Head, MEE

Primary

MEE

schaad@uw.edu

Interests:

Career trajectories in the medical profession; survey design and psychometrics; compassion empathy and cynicism in the professional development of physicians; Interprofessional teams and learning outcomes; curriculum enhancement and associated performance; demographic variables associated with rural and underserved practice; comparability of performance across training sites within the 5-state WWAMI program.

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Craig Scott, PhD

Professor Emeritus

Primary

MEE

scottcs@uw.edu

Interests:

As an emeritus faculty member he serves the National Science Foundation as an assessment coordinator and evaluator for numerous centers in the Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers Program. He is also beginning his 31st year of service on the UWSoM Admissions Committee.

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Linda Shapiro, PhD

Professor

Adjunct

BHI

Interests:

Research in a) object and pattern recognition, b) facial expression recognition c) medical imaging including cancer biopsy analysis, and d) biomedical information systems.

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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

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Anne M. Turner, MD, MLIS, MPH, FACMI

Professor

Joint

BHI

amturner@uw.edu

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Interests:

Public health informatics, use of machine translation and natural language processing to improve communication with Limited English Proficiency populations, personal health information management by older adults, public health information workflow, evaluation of public health information systems, systems that support collaborative work, human-centered design, and usability testing.

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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).

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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, analytics, data science, system and process maturity

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Meliha Yetisgen, PhD

Associate Professor

Primary

BHI

melihay@uw.edu

Website

Interests:

Statistical natural language processing, text mining, information retrieval

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