Faculty & Advising

In the Online Master of Science in Clinical Informatics & Patient-Centered Technologies program, you’ll study with distinguished faculty from top-ranked University of Washington schools, including the School of Nursing and the School of Medicine. Our instructors are experts in a range of disciplines and will provide you with a deep and diverse perspective of the field of clinical informatics that will help you advance in your career.

Advising

You’ll be assigned an academic adviser at the start of the program. Your academic adviser will provide advice and guidance as you progress through the CIPCT program. They’ll also help you identify project opportunities. A curriculum specialist will help you navigate the application process as well as the sequencing of courses and program logistics.

Program Faculty

Donna Berry, Program Co-Director

Donna Berry

Donna Berry is a professor in the Department of Biobehavioral Nursing & Health Informatics in the UW School of Nursing. Her research interests include leveraging patient-centered technologies to address the human response to cancer. Berry has mentored more than 100 students, trainees and young investigators from disciplines such as nursing, physical therapy, epidemiology, sociology and medicine. Berry is an Advanced Oncology Certified Nurse and a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing. She earned her doctorate in nursing science at the UW.

Profile | donnalb@uw.edu


Andrea Hartzler, Program Co-Director

Andrea Hartzler

Andrea Hartzler is an associate professor in the Department of Biomedical Informatics & Medical Education in the UW School of Medicine. Her research interests include consumer health informatics, social computing, human-centered design and collaborative health technology. Her research focuses on the design of collaborative technologies that empower people through interaction with social networks and health professionals, using human-centered design, social computing and patient-generated data to facilitate peer support and enhance patient-provider relationships. She earned her doctorate in biomedical informatics at the UW.

Profile | andreah@uw.edu


Carol Boston-Fleischhauer

Carol Boston-Fleischhauer

Carol Boston-Fleischhauer is a clinical assistant professor in the UW School of Nursing and has taught several CIPCT courses for many years. Her area of expertise is in the management of care systems. She currently teaches courses addressing care systems management, clinical effectiveness, organizational effectiveness, and access and utilization. Boston-Fleischhauer has a master of science in nursing from Northern Illinois University and earned a doctor of law at The John Marshall Law School.

carbos@uw.edu


Trevor Cohen

Trevor Cohen

Trevor Cohen is a professor in the Department of Biomedical Informatics & Medical Education in the UW School of Medicine. His research focuses on the development and application of methods of distributional semantics methods that represent the meaning of terms and concepts from the ways in which they are distributed in large volumes of electronic texts. He advises several clinical informatics fellows in the CIPCT program. Cohen earned his doctorate in medical informatics at Columbia University.

Profile | cohenta@uw.edu


Jan Flowers

Jan Flowers

Jan Flowers is the director of global health informatics in the Clinical Informatics Research Group at the UW. She focuses on strengthening electronic collection of health information in resource-constrained settings and using quality health data to make evidence-based decisions. Her interests include technology policy and law, health information systems evaluation, open-source communities and health systems as global goods, health technology engineering and implementation, patient-centered technologies and mobile health, and standards-based interoperability for improved care at the point of service, surveillance and program monitoring. Flowers has a master of science from the University of California, San Francisco.

jflow2@uw.edu


Sarah Iribarren

Sarah Iribarren

Sarah Iribarren is an assistant professor in the Department of Biobehavioral Nursing & Health Informatics in the UW School of Nursing. Her research focuses on developing cutting-edge interventions for emerging economies that facilitate self-management of health and prevent disease. Her interests include global health, infectious disease, tuberculosis, treatment self-management, and mobile and connected health. Iribarren is a registered nurse and earned a doctorate in nursing and global health at the University of Utah.

Profile | sjiribar@uw.edu


Michael Leu

Michael Leu

Michael Leu is an associate professor in the Department of Biomedical Informatics & Medical Education (BIME) and is the director of the UW Medicine/BIME Clinical Informatics Fellowship. A pediatric teaching hospitalist, he works at Seattle Children’s Hospital as a physician informatician in their award-winning Clinical Effectiveness group. He serves in a variety of leadership groups at the American Academy of Pediatrics related to applied clinical informatics, particularly in the context of quality improvement, patient safety and guidelines. He is interested in ensuring that the best care can be identified and practiced by clinicians throughout Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana and Idaho. Leu earned a master of health science at Yale University and a doctorate of medicine at the UW.

Profile | mgl27@uw.edu


Bill Lober

Bill Lober

Bill Lober holds a joint appointment in the UW Schools of Medicine, Nursing and Public Health. He also serves as co-director for the Clinical Informatics Research Group and is interested in clinical informatics as well as public health and population-based informatics. He studied electrical engineering at Tufts University and holds a doctorate of medicine from the University of California, San Francisco.

Profile | lober@uw.edu


Tom Payne

Tom Payne

Tom Payne is the medical director for UW Information Technology at UW Medicine. He is an associate professor in the Department of Medicine and an affiliate associate professor in the Department of Health Services and the Department of Biomedical Informatics & Medical Education. He specialized in the use and evaluation of clinical computing systems, especially computer-based medical record systems in patient care, clinical research and quality improvement. His research interests include electronic documentation, natural language processing and operating clinical computing systems. Payne earned a doctorate of medicine at the UW.

Profile | tpayne@uw.edu


Peter Tarczy-Hornoch

Peter Tarczy-Hornoch

Peter Tarczy-Hornoch is the chair of the Department of Biomedical Informatics & Medical Education and head of the Division of Biomedical & Health Informatics in the UW School of Medicine. He is an elected fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics and an elected member of the Society for Pediatric Research. His current research in collaboration with computer scientists focuses on the integration of biomedical and health data, including looking at ways of handling semi-structured data, representing uncertainty at various levels in the system and doing computerized reasoning over integrated data. Tarczy-Hornoch earned a doctorate of medicine at Stanford University.

Profile | pth@uw.edu


Meliha Yetisgen

Meliha Yetisgen

Meliha Yetisgen is an assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Informatics & Medical Education in the UW School of Medicine. She leads the UW Biomedical Language Processing Group. Her research interests include biomedical and clinical text processing, statistical natural language processing and information retrieval. Yetisgen earned a doctorate in information science at the UW.

Profile | melihay@uw.edu


Weichao Yuwen

Weichao Yuwen

Weichao Yuwen is an assistant professor in the School of Nursing & Healthcare Leadership at UW Tacoma. Her research focuses on developing, testing and disseminating technology-enabled health solutions for people with chronic conditions and their family caregivers. She leads a transdisciplinary team in developing an artificial intelligence-augmented health platform for family caregivers called Caring of Caregivers Online (COCO). Yuwen earned her doctorate in nursing at the UW.

Profile | wyuwen@uw.edu


Brenda Zierler

Brenda Zierler

Brenda Zierler is a professor in Biobehavioral Nursing & Health Informatics with a joint appointment in the Department of Biomedical Informatics & Medical Education in the UW School of Medicine and in the Department of Health Services in the UW School of Public Health. She was the principal investigator on the grant that founded the CIPCT program. Her research explores the relationships between the delivery of health care and outcomes at both the patient and system level. Zierler is a registered nurse and a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing. She earned her doctorate in nursing at the UW.

Profile | brendaz@uw.edu