Health and Medical Informatics

Medical informatics is concerned with all aspects of understanding and promoting the effective organization, analysis, management, and use of information in health care. The emphasis in the informatics program is on health information technology.

Medical Informatics has traditionally supported acute care in hospitals via development and deployment of electronic medical records. Health Informatics is a newer term including information management for chronic care in homes, particularly development and deployment of personal health records.

This Area supports students in areas related to healthcare infrastructure, particularly population management of everyday chronic conditions. It includes national healthcare infrastructure, such as development of portable health records. We will also support students who wish to investigate public health, such as population management of infectious disease epidemiology.


Area LeadsFaculty AffiliatesPhD Students
Name Email Department

Bruce Schatz Medical Info. Science
Name Email Department

Diana Grigsby-Toussaint

Alfred Roca Animal Sciences

Sandra Rodriguez-Zas Animal Sciences

Charu Kumar Bioengineering

Huimin Zhao Chemistry

Janet Thorlton College of Nursing- UIC

Jodi Flaws Comparative Biosciences

Chengxiang Zhai Computer Science

Hanghang Tong Computer Science

John Hart Computer Science

Julia Hockenmaier Computer Science

Tao Xie Computer Science

Donald Bullock Crop Sciences

Gustavo Caetano-Anolles Crop Sciences

Lila Vodkin Crop Sciences

Stephen Long Crop Sciences

Steven Clough Crop Sciences

Dan Morrow Educational Psychology

Gene Robinson Entomology/Institute for Genomic Biology

Hannah Holscher Food Science & Human Nutrition

Zeynep Madak-Erdogan Food Science & Human Nutrition

Margarita Teran-Garcia Food Sciences and Human Nutrition

Mei-Po Kwan Geography

Brandi Smith Informatics

Thierry Guigma Informatics

Charles Roseman Integrative Biology

Catherine Blake iSchool

Eunice Santos iSchool

Halil Kilicoglu iSchool

Ian Brooks iSchool

Jessie Chin iSchool

Jing Rui He iSchool

Jodi Schneider iSchool

Linda Smith iSchool

Citlali Lopez-Ortiz Kinesiology & Community Health

Hyojung Kang Kinesiology & Community Health

Manuel Hernandez Kinesiology & Community Health

Sean Mullen Kinesiology & Community Health

Wendy Rogers Kinesiology & Community Health

Shannon Mejía Kinesiology and Community Health

Lisa Stubbs MCB

Bruce Schatz Medical Info. Science

Gary Olsen Microbiology

Schuyler Korban NRES

Rebecca Smith Pathobiology

Dolores Albarracin Psychology

Ron Weigel VetMed/ Pathobiology
Name Email Area

Thierry Guigma Health and Medical Informatics

Brandi Smith Health and Medical Informatics


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