Primary Faculty

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Xia Jiang, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Informatics
Biomedical Informatics Training Program Core Faculty
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Interests:
Dr. Jiang has over 13 years of teaching and research experience in Bayesian Network modeling, machine learning, and algorithm design. She is the coauthor of the book “Probabilistic Methods for Financial and Marketing Informatics” published by Morgan Kaufmann in 2007 (http://www.amazon.com). She is currently focusing on developing novel algorithms/systems that improve the computational efficiency of high-dimensional data analysis, and network modeling of cancer genome data.

Douglas Landsittel, PhD

Professor of Biomedical Informatics, Biostatistics, and Clinical and Translational Science
Director of Biostatistics, Starzl Transplant Institute
Program Director, Expanding National Capacity in PCOR through Training
Core Faculty, Comparative Effectiveness Research Center
Interests:

Songjian Lu, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Informatics
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Interests:
Using computational method to search for driver somatic genome alterations, such as somatic mutations, copy number alterations, that are related to cancer development. Formulating the biological problems into graph or statistical problems. Designing efficient exact algorithms for the hard computational problems.

Xinghua Lu, MD, PhD, MS

Professor of Biomedical Informatics
Biomedical Informatics Training Program Core Faculty
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Interests:
Computational methods for identifying signaling pathways underlying biological processes and diseases, statistical methods for acquiring knowledge from biomedical literature, translational bioinformatics and systems/computational biology, natural language processing and text mining.

Yalini Senathirajah, PhD

Visiting Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Informatics
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Interests:
Clinical Informatics Global Health Informatics Interface Design

Jonathan C. Silverstein, MD, MS, FACS, FACMI

Chief Research Informatics Officer, Health Sciences and Institute for Precision Medicine (IPM)

Visiting Professor, Department of Biomedical Informatics (DBMI), School of Medicine

Affiliate Scholar, Pitt Cyber

Interests:
Clinical Informatics Imaging/Visualization/Virtual Reality Vocabularies Virtual Organizations Learning Health Systems Oncology Informatics

Donald P. Taylor, Ph.D., M.B.A.

Assistant Vice Chancellor for Commercial Translation in the Health Sciences
Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Informatics
Co-Director, Center for Commercial Applications of Healthcare Data
Co-Director, Clinical and Translational Science Institute, Innovation Core
Associate Director, Center for Medical Innovation
Associate Professor, Bioengineering
Associate Professor, Plastic Surgery
Faculty, McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Interests:
Mechanisms of breast cancer metastatic latency through computational models and human 3D-perfused micro-scale tissue bioreactors.

Shyam Visweswaran, MD, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Informatics

Associate Professor of Intelligent Systems, Clinical and Translational Science, and Computational Biology

Director of Clinical Informatics, Department of Biomedical Informatics

Director of the Data Enabled Clinical Informatics Center (DECIC)

Director of the Biomedical Informatics Core, Clinical and Translational Science Institute

Biomedical Informatics Program Director of the Medical Scientist Training Program

Biomedical Informatics Training Program Core Faculty

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Interests:
Application of artificial intelligence and machine learning to problems in the Learning Health System with a specific focus on learning electronic medical record (EMR) and computerized clinical decision support, precision medicine and personalized modeling, data mining and causal discovery from genomic and biomedical data, and enabling reuse of EMR data and research data warehousing.

Michael M. Wagner, MD, PhD

Vice Chairman, Population Informatics
Director, RODS Laboratory
Professor of Biomedical Informatics and Intelligent Systems
Biomedical Informatics Training Program Core Faculty
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Interests:
Dr. Wagner’s research focuses on real-time methods for detecting and characterizing disease outbreaks, including the development and testing of operational biosurveillance systems. In his role as director of the RODS Laboratory, Dr. Wagner led the development and implementation of two widely used biosurveillance systems: the RODS system and the National Retail Data Monitor (NRDM). Currently, Dr. Wagner is developing a third system called BioEcon. BioEcon is a decision analytic tool for use by analysts working in health departments. BioEcon is a logical extension of Dr. Wagner’s research in biosurveillance. BioEcon addresses the problem of what is the optimal action to take in response to incoming biosurveillance data.

Erik S. Wright, PhD, MS

  Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Informatics

Interests:
Erik's research integrates experimental and computational approaches to tackle the problem of antibiotic resistance. Although antibiotics have been used by microorganisms for eons, it remains unclear how these organisms have mitigated the rise of antibiotic resistance in their competitors. Erik studies the strategies that naturally antibiotic-producing bacteria have evolved to discourage the build-up of resistance, how we might employ similar tactics in the clinic, and how some pathogens have adapted to overcome antibiotics while paying a minimal price for resistance. The goal of this research is to develop new strategies for treating infectious disease, ultimately turning the tide against increasing antibiotic resistance.
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