Health Informatics Faculty

Program Administration and Advising

Dr. Janusz Wojtusiak, Director, Programs in Health Informatics
Dr. Farrokh Alemi and Dr. Hua Min, Faculty graduate advisors
Dr. Sanja Avramovic, Faculty undergraduate advisor
Maria Perez, Undergraduate student advisor

Full-Time Faculty

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Farrokh Alemi, PhD

Research Interests: Causal inference, direct to consumer information services, analysis of streaming real-time data, multimorbidity prognosis
Teaching: In MS and BS degrees and not PhD. See open online courses
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Sanja Avramovic, PhD

Assistant Professor
Research Interests: Health Informatics, databases, data mining, predictive modeling
Teaching: MS and BS level courses in databases, health information systems and data mining.
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Y. Alicia Hong, PhD

Research Interests: Digital health, telehealth, personalized behavioral intervention, program planning and evaluation, patient-centered health outcomes, patient-provider communication in the digital context
Teaching: MS and PhD level courses in social determinants of health, mHealth, telehealth, systematic review, scientific communication.
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Hua Min, MD, PhD

Associate Professor
Research Interests: Medical ontologies and applications, data standards, data integration and analysis from different EHR systems
Teaching: MS and BS level courses in data standards and vocabularies, data integration.
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Jinshan Tang, PhD

Research Interests:  Medical image analysis, medical imaging, computer-aided cancer detection, AI for COVID-19 detection, computational biology and bioinformatics, big medical data analysis  
Teaching:  Ph.D. and MS level courses in health informatics 
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Janusz Wojtusiak, PhD

Director, Programs in Health Informatics and Machine Learning and Inference Laboratory
Research Interests: Artificial intelligence, machine learning, clinical decision support, temporal and spatiotemporal data analysis, modeling of patient outcomes
Teaching: MS and Ph.D. level courses in data mining, artificial intelligence applied in health.
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Hong Xue, PhD

Associate Professor
Research Interests: Health economics, nutritional epidemiology, systems modeling, obesity, tobacco use, mHealth, and big data and machine learning in noncommunicable disease research
Teaching: MS and PhD level courses in research methods and health informatics.
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Part-time and Adjunct faculty

Eman ElAshkar, MD, Health Information Systems
Diana Ciricean, MD, MS, IT Methods
Timothy P. Coffin, PhD, Databases and Health Information Systems
Joo Li Lee, MS, Computational Tools and IT Methods
James L. Oakes, Health Information Systems
Afshin Pashai, MBA, Mobile Health
Andrew S. Ritcheson, Health Information Systems
Farhad Safaie, IT Project Management
Kathie Westpheling, Coordination of undergraduate information internship courses