Over 110 students have graduated from the Department of Biomedical Informatics (25+ PhD, 50+ MS, 25+ Certificate). The diversity of careers available to DBMI alumnus is evident in their biographies. Many of our graduates are teaching and performing research in academic institutions, such as Vanderbilt University, Arizona State University, and New York University while others have entered private industry with companies such as Cerner Corporation and Boston Scientific; some have positions in government agencies, such as the NIH and AHRQ, while others are at major medical centers, serving in roles such as Chief Medical Information Officer. We maintain a database of the career paths of our graduates. If you are an alumnus, please contact us if you would like to submit or update information!

Christopher Mast

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Biographical Info

  • Currently: Assistant Professor; Associate Physician Project Director for the Electronic Medical Record Implementation Project; University of Texas, Galveston
  • 2003: Master’s Degree in Biomedical Informatics
  • Publications (links to PubMed)
  • Personal statement: “My training in biomedical informatics from Pitt is invaluable, and I use it every day. Clinicians and healthcare leaders are hungry for practical, high quality information on breakthroughs and best practices in our field. Expertise in evaluation is a particularly rare commodity. I also find that knowledge of the organizational literature is extremely useful. My research interests include the factors that influence the effects of clinical system interventions on process and patient outcomes. These are natural extensions of my master’s work at Pitt.”
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