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Administration

Connie Delaney
  • Acting Director, Institute for Health Informatics
  • Professor and Dean, School of Nursing

612-624-5959
delaney@umn.edu

David Pieczkiewicz
  • Director of Graduate Studies, Health Informatics Graduate Program
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Core Faculty, Institute for Health informatics

612-626-8591
piecz@umn.edu

Core Faculty

Core Faculty

Terrence Adam
  • Associate Professor, Pharmaceutical Care and Health Systems, College of Pharmacy
  • Core Faculty, Institute for Health Informatics

612-625-5825
adamx004@umn.edu

Chih-Lin Chi
  • Assistant Professor, School of Nursing
  • Core Faculty, Institute for Health Informatics

612-624-5113
cchi@umn.edu

Christopher Chute
  • Professor of Medical Informatics, Mayo Clinic
  • College of Medicine, Rochester, MN
  • Adjunct Professor of Biomedical Informatics, Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ
  • IHI Fellow, Core Faculty, Institute for Health Informatics

507-284-5506 
chute@mayo.edu

Lynda Ellis
  • Professor, Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
  • Co-director, University of Minnesota
  • Biocatalysis/Biodegradation Database
  • Core Faculty, Institute for Health Informatics

612-625-9122
lynda@umn.edu

John Faughnan
  • Medical Director for Informatics, McKesson
  • Provider Technologies
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Core Faculty, Institute for Health Informatics

651-697-5897 
john@faughnan.edu

Stanley Finkelstein
  • Professor, Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
  • Core Faculty, Institute for Health Informatics

612-625-6406 
stan@umn.edu

Lael Cranmer Gatewood
  • Professor, Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
  • Core Faculty, Institute for Health Informatics

612-625-4909
lael@umn.edu

Saif Khairat
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Core Faculty, Institute for Health Informatics

612-626-8329
saifk@umn.edu

Marty LaVenture
  • Director, Office of Health Information Technology, Minnesota Department of Health
  • Director, Center for e-Health
  • Core Faculty, Institute for Health Informatics
Genevieve Melton-Meaux
  • CMIO, University of Minnesota Physicians
  • Associate Professor, Department of Surgery
  • Faculty Fellow, Core Faculty, Institute for Health Informatics

612-625-7992
gmelton@umn.edu

Stephen Parente
  • Professor, Director, Medical Industry, Leadership Institute
  • Core Faculty, Institute for Health Informatics

612-281-8220
sparente@umn.edu

David Pieczkiewicz
  • Director of Graduate Studies, Health Informatics Graduate Program
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Core Faculty, Institute for Health informatics

612-626-8591
piecz@umn.edu

Sivakumaran Raman
  • Vice President, Clinical Informatics Innovation at OptumInsight (UnitedHealth Group)
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Core Faculty, Institute for Health Informatics
Venkatesh Rudrapatna
  • Assistant Professor, Division of Hematology, Oncology and Transplantation
  • IHI Medical Fellow, Core Faculty, Institute for Health Informatics

612-625-1529 
rudra005@umn.edu

Gyorgy Simon
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Core Faculty, Institute for Health Informatics

612-626-3364 
simo0342@umn.edu

Stuart Speedie
  • Professor, Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
  • Faculty Fellow, Core Faculty, Institute for Health Informatics

612-624-4657 
speed002@umn.edu

Bonnie Westra
  • Associate Professor, School of Nursing
  • Co-Director, Center for Nursing Informatics
  • Core Faculty, Institute for Health Informatics

612-625-4470
westr006@umn.edu

Rui Zhang
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Core Faculty, Institute for Health Informatics

612-626-8654
zhan1386@umn.edu

Affiliate Faculty

Affiliate Faculty

Adel Ali, PhD

  • Associate Dean, College of Science and Engineering, St. Cloud State University
  • Affiliate Faculty, Institute for Health Informatics

Arindam Banerjee, PhD

  • Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering Affiliate Faculty, Institute for Health Informatics
  • Director, Biomedical Genomics Center
  • Affiliate Faculty, Institute for Health Informatics

612-626-2985
kbeckman@umn.edu

Daniel Boley, PhD

  • Professor in Computer Science/Engineering
  • Affiliate Faculty, Institute for Health Informatics

612-625-3887
boley@umn.edu

Rhonda Cady, PhD

  • Post-Doctoral Associate, Lab Medicine and Pathology, University of Minnesota

612-625-9431
cadyx010@umn.edu

John Chandler, MD, FACP

  • Chief Medical Information Officer, Associate Medical Director for Analytics and Informatics, Hennepin County Medical Center

Thomas Clancy, PhD, MBA, RN, FAAN

  • Clinical Professor at the School of Nursing, UMN
  • Affiliate Faculty, Institute for Health Informatics

612-626-2102 
clanc027@umn.edu

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology, Oncology, and Transplantation
  • Associate Director, Cancer Experimental Therapeutics Initiative, Masonic Cancer Center
  • Director, Oncology Medical Informatics, Masonic Cancer Center

612-625-8474
612-625-3636
cool0023@umn.edu

  • Professor, Information and Decision Sciences Department, Carlson School of Management
  • Affiliate Faculty, Institute for Health Informatics

612-624-6546 
curley@umn.edu

  • Professor in Veterinary Population Medicine
  • Affiliate Faculty, Institute for Health Informatics

612-625-7784
deenx003@umn.edu

Philip Deering

  • REACH Regional Coordinator/HIT Consultant for Minnesota and North Dakota Key Health Alliance
  • Affiliate Faculty, Institute for Health Informatics
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Design, Housing and Apparel, University of Minnesota
  • Associate Professor and Director, Apparel Design Program
  • Member of Human Factors and Ergonomics Graduate Faculty
  • Affiliate member of UMN ECE Graduate Faculty
  • Affiliate Faculty, Institute for Health Informatics

612-626-5901
ldunne@umn.edu

  • Professor Emeritus, Department of Diagnostic and Biological Sciences, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry
  • Senior Research Investigator, HealthPartners Research Foundation
  • Affiliate Faculty, Institute for Health Informatics
  • CMIO Fairview Health Systems
  • Affiliate Faculty, Institute for Health Informatics
  • Regents Professor of Neuroscience
  • Affiliate Faculty, Institute for Health Informatics

612-725-2282 
omega@umn.edu

Kathleen Harder, PhD

  • Director, Center for Design in Health at the College of Design, University of Minnesota
  • Affiliate Faculty, Institute for Health Informatics

612-626-0026
kharder@umn.edu

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor
  • Affiliate Faculty, Institute for Health Informatics
  • Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Care & Health Systems, University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy
  • Affiliate Faculty, Institute for Health Informatics

612-624-2140
isett001@umn.edu

  • Professor, Computer Science & Engineering, University of Minnesota
  • Affiliate Faculty, Institute for Health Informatics

612-625-7338
janardan@cs.umn.edu

  • Professor of Information and Decision Sciences
  • Curtis L. Carlson Chair in Decision Sciences
  • Adjunct Professor of Psychology, Computer Science, and Health Informatics
  • Affiliate Faculty, Institute for Health Informatics

612-624-5570
johns021@umn.edu

  • Professor, Department of Computer Science & Engineering
  • Affiliate Faculty, Institute for Health Informatics

612-626-7524
karypis@cs.umn.edu

  • Associate Professor, School of Nursing
  • Affiliate Faculty, Institute for Health Informatics
  • Clinical Director
  • Regional Extension Assistance Center for HIT (REACH)
  • Affiliate Faculty, Institute for Health Informatics

Vivek Kolpe, MHI

  • Affiliate Faculty, Institute for Health Informatics

Rui Kuang, PhD

  • Associate Professor of Computer Science and Engineering
  • Affiliate Faculty, Institute for Health Informatics
  • William Norris Professor and Head, Computer Science and Engineering Department
  • Affiliate Faculty, Institute for Health Informatics

612-624-8023
kumar@cs.umn.edu

  • Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management, Opus College of Business, University of St. Thomas
  • Affiliate Faculty, Institute for Health Informatics

Kevin Larsen, MD, FACP

  • Assistant Professor of General Medicine
  • Affiliate Faculty, Institute for Health Informatics

651-208-2074
lars1298@umn.edu

  • Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Minnesota
  • Center for Magnetic Resonance Research
  • Center for Neurobehavioral Development
  • Director, Nun Study
  • Site Director, Minneapolis Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center
  • Affiliate Faculty, Institute for Health Informatics

612-626-6772
kolim@umn.edu

  • Associate Professor, University of Minnesota School of Nursing
  • Affiliate Faculty, Institute for Health Informatics

612-624-0490
mons0122@umn.edu

  • Professor in Veterinary Population Medicine
  • Affiliate Faculty, Institute for Health Informatics

612-625-9276
bobm@umn.edu

  • Family Doctor
  • Affiliate Faculty, Institute for Health Informatics

651-717-3400

Chad Myers, PhD

  • Principal Investigator, Computational Biology and Functional Genomics Lab
  • Affiliate Faculty, Institute for Health Informatics
  • Executive Director, HealthPartners Institute for Education and Research
  • Vice President, HealthPartners
  • Affiliate Faculty, Institute for Health Informatics
Serguei Pakhomov
  • Associate Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Care and Health Systems, College of Pharmacy

612-624-1198
pakh0002@umn.edu

Jyotishman Pathak, PhD

  • Research Associate, Division of Biomedical Statistics and Informatics, Mayo Clinic, Rochester
  • Professor, Family Medicine and Community Health
  • Director, Research and Center of Excellence in Primary Care
  • Affiliate Faculty, Institute for Health Informatics

612-624-9019 
potth001@umn.edu

  • Associate Professor and Director, Master of Healthcare Administration Program, School of Public Health, Division of Health Policy and Management
  • Affiliate Faculty, Institute for Health Informatics

612-624-9019
potth001@umn.edu

  • Adjunct Faculty, School of Public Health
  • Affiliate Faculty, Institute for Health Informatics

612-626-5693
sripriya@umn.edu

  • Associate Professor of Medicine
  • Graduate Faculty Member of Health Informatics, Bioethics, and Gerontology
  • President of Infingo, LLC
  • Founder of Housescall Specialists, PLLC
  • Affiliate Faculty, Institute for Health Informatics

612-624-1960
ratne001@umn.edu

William Riley, PhD

  • Adjunct Faculty, School of Public Health
  • Affiliate Faculty, Institute for Health Informatics

612-625-0615 
riley001@umn.edu

  • Professor of Pharmaceutical Economics in the College of Pharmacy
  • Affiliate Faculty, Institute for Health Informatics

612-624-9931 
schon001@umn.edu

Susan Severson, MA

  • Computer Programmer Consultant at Forward Solutions, Inc
  • Affiliate Faculty, Institute for Health Informatics

Sonja Short, MD

  • Internist/Pediatrician at Fairview Health Services
  • Affiliate Faculty, Institute for Health Informatics
  • Chief Medical Information Officer and Vice President, Clinical Knowledge Management, Allina Health and Hospitals
  • Affiliate Faculty, Institute for Health Informatics

Hasnain Somji, MS

  • Engineering Core Team Leader, Adjunct Faculty in Program Management - College of St. Scholastica
  • Affiliate Faculty, Institute for Health Informatics

Jaideep Srivastava, PhD

  • Professor, College of Science and Engineering
  • Affiliate Faculty, Institute for Health Informatics

612-625-4012
srivasta@umn.edu

  • Professor, College of Pharmacy, University of Minnesota
  • Co-investigator, United States Renal Data System
  • Investigator, Chronic Disease Research Group, Minneapolis Medical Research Foundation
  • Affiliate Faculty, Institute for Health Informatics

612-347-7752 
stpet002@umn.edu

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Radiology
  • Affiliate Faculty, Institute for Health Informatics

612-273-6749
stein012@umn.edu

  • Community Health Information Collaborative, President and CEO
  • MN eHealth Advisory Committee, HIE Representative
  • College of St. Scholasica, Adjunct Professor
  • Affiliate Faculty, Institute for Health Informatics
  • Professor, Genetics, Cell Biology and Development, University of Minnesota
  • Affiliate Faculty, Institute for Health Informatics

612-624-9944
vanne001@umn.edu

  • Professor of Physics, University of Minnesota
  • Director, Minnesota Supercomputing Institute
  • Affiliate Faculty, Institute for Health Informatics

612-624-0528
vinals@umn.edu

  • Director of IT, School of Dentistry
  • Affiliate Faculty, Institute for Health Informatics

612-618-7949
wascalus@umn.edu

  • Founder of Principal Consultant
  • Affiliate Faculty, Institute for Health Informatics

612-508-1827 
bw@mcwest.com

E. Maureen White, MS, MD, MBA FACR, FACPE, FHIMSS

  • Senior Medical Director, Blue Cross Blue Shield Minnesota
  • Professor, Department of Neuroscience
  • Affiliate Faculty, Institute for Health Informatics

612-625-1474
george@umn.edu

Patrick Yoder

  • Co-Founder & CEO at LogicStream Health Inc.
  • Affiliate Faculty, Institute for Health Informatics

Faculty Emeriti

Faculty Emeriti

Donald Connelly
  • Professor Emeritus, Laboratory Medicine and Pathology

612-624-4689
don@umn.edu

Staff

Staff

Zohara Cohen
  • Informatics Research Manager

612-626-4132
zacohen@umn.edu

Mary DeVany
  • Outreach Specialist

888-239-7092
medevany@gmail.com

Zoi Hills
  • Project Manager

612-625-9938 
hills069@umn.edu

Elizabeth Lindemann
  • Student Office Assistant

612-626-6079
linde527@umn.edu

Elizabeth Madson

  • Senior Administrative Assistant

612-625-8650
madso009@umn.edu

Yan Wang
  • Research Developer

612-626-1498
wang2258@umn.edu

Jessica Whitcomb-Trance
  • Academic Programs Manager

612-625-1558
jwhitcom@umn.edu