Primary Faculty

All A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Kayhan Batmanghelich, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Informatics

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Curriculum Vitae


Michael J. Becich, MD, PhD

Chairman and Distinguished University Professor, Department of Biomedical Informatics
Professor of Pathology, Information Sciences, Telecommunications and Clinical/Translational Sciences
Associate Vice Chancellor for Informatics in the Health Sciences
Director, Center for Commercial Application (CCA) of Healthcare Data
Associate Director for Cancer Institute (UPCI)
Associate Director, Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI)
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
bioinformatics; biological markers; computational biology; computer communication networks; computer-assisted instruction; diagnostic imaging; gene expression regulation, neoplastic; imaging informatics; informatics; laboratories, hospital; medical informatics; next generation sequencing; pathology; translational research; personalized medicine

David Boone, PhD

Assistant Professor, Director of CoSBBI
Executive Director of the UPCI Academy
Department of Biomedical Informatics
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Development and implementation of STEM outreach programs -Insulin-like Growth Factor 1 (IGF1) signaling in breast cancer -Regulation and function of long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) -Transcription and transcriptomics -Breast cancer biology

Richard Boyce, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Informatics
Faculty, Geriatric Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Gero-Informatics Research and Training Program
Faculty, Center for Pharmaceutical Policy and Prescribing
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Informatics interventions to improve medication safety, especially for older adults Structured publishing of biomedical knowledge and data to improve information retrieval and knowledge synthesis Computational methods for simplifying biomedical knowledge-base development, curation, and use

Uma Chandran, PhD, MSIS

Research Associate Professor, Biomedical Informatics
Co-Director, Cancer Boinformatics Services, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center
Genomic data mining, Next Generation Sequencing data analysis, Integrative analysis of The Cancer Genome Atlas Project (TCGA), Development of computing infrastructure for large genomics datasets

Gregory Cooper, MD, PhD

Distinguished Professor and UPMC Endowed Chair, Department of Biomedical Informatics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Vice Chair of Research, Department of Biomedical Informatics
Secondary appointments: Intelligent Systems Program, Computational and Systems Biology, and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Dr. Cooper’s research interest is in application of decision theory, probability theory, and artificial intelligence to address biomedical informatics research questions, with a focus on causal modeling and discovery in medicine and biology, data mining of medical databases, application of Bayesian statistics in medicine, and biosurveillance.

Gerald Douglas, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Informatics
Assistant Professor of Health Policy & Management
Director of Center for Health Informatics for the Underserved
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Health informatics in medically underserved populations, eHealth policy/strategy, Financial models of health information systems, Global health informatics, Quality improvement, Human-computer interaction, and Point-of-care computing

Madhavi Ganapathiraju, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Informatics
Associate Professor, Intelligent Systems, Intelligent Systems Program
Associate Professor, Computational Biology, Department of Computational Biology
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Translational Systems Biology, Protein-Protein Interaction Prediction, Machine Learning, and Genome Sequence Analysis.

Vanathi Gopalakrishnan, PhD

Associate Professor of Biomedical Informatics

Associate Professor of Intelligent Systems

Associate Professor of Computational and Systems Biology

Associate Professor of Bioengineering

Associate Professor of Clinical and translational Science

Director, PRoBE Laboratory for Pattern Recognition from Biomedical Evidence

Core Faculty Member, Biomedical Informatics Training Program

Faculty Member, Intelligent Systems Program

Faculty Member, Joint CMU-Pitt Program in Computational Biology

Faculty Member, Medical Scientist Training Program

Faculty Member, Cardiovascular Bioengineering Training Program

Co-Director of Bioengineering, Biotechnology and Innovation (BBI) Area of Concentration School of Medicine

Director of the Intelligent Systems Program, School of Computing and Information

Rule Learning Hybrid Algorithms - Design and Development, Multi-modal Biomedical Data Science - Modeling and Analysis, Biomarker Discovery, Predictive Modeling for Precision Medicine and Health Care

Harry Hochheiser, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Informatics
Associate Professor in the Intelligent Systems Program
Director, Biomedical Informatics Training Program
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Dr. Hochheiser’s research focuses on the design of usable systems for use in clinical and research settings. He is particularly interested in using user-centered design techniques to inform the design of highly-interactive information visualization systems for the interpretation of complex data sets in domains such as bioinformatics and health care. Dr. Hochheiser is currently working on the development of user-centered tools for annotating, searching, and browsing of biomedical data in online repositories. As part of the FaceBase ( project, he is working on the design, implementation, and evaluation of highly-interactive tools for exploring genomic, genetic, demographic, and phenotypic data sets from craniofacial research, with ultimate goal of developing tools and techniques that can be applied to a other domains.