Faculty & Research

Faculty

Philip R.O. Payne, PhD, FACMI

Director, Institute for Informatics (I2)

Robert J. Terry Professor

Professor of General Medical Sciences,
School of Medicine

Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, School of Engineering and Applied Science

Randi Foraker, PhD, MA, FAHA

Associate Professor of General Medical Sciences, School of Medicine

Albert M. Lai, PhD

Deputy Director, Institute for Informatics (I2)

Chief Research Information Officer, School of Medicine

Associate Professor of General Medical Sciences, School of Medicine

Po-Yin Yen, PhD, RN

Assistant Professor of General Medical Sciences, School of Medicine

Assistant Professor, Goldfarb School of Nursing, Barnes Jewish College

Faculty Labs

Randi Foraker, PhD, MA, FAHA

Associate Professor of General Medical Sciences, School of Medicine

Randi Foraker, PhD, is focused on applying epidemiology and informatics techniques to solve problems in the population health domain.

Research Interests
  • Approaches for the integration of socioeconomic and patient-reported outcome data with electronic health record data
  • Interventional approaches to the use of electronic health records in order to address modifiable risk factors for disease and enable patient-centered decision making
  • Study design methodology and data analysis

Albert M. Lai, PhD

Deputy Director, Institute for Informatics (I2)

Chief Research Information Officer, School of Medicine

Associate Professor of General Medical Sciences, School of Medicine

Albert M. Lai, PhD, is focused on applying computer science and informatics techniques to solve problems in the clinical domain.

Research Interests
  • Clinical research informatics
  • Clinical informatics
  • Consumer health informatics
  • Telemedicine
  • Usability
  • Natural language processing
  • Mobile health

Philip R.O. Payne, PhD, FACMI

Director, Institute for Informatics (I2)

Robert J. Terry Professor

Professor of General Medical Sciences, School of Medicine

Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, School of Engineering and Applied Science

Philip R.O. Payne, PhD, FACMI, is the founding director of the Institute for Informatics (I2) at Washington University in St. Louis, where he also serves as the Robert J. Terry Professor and Professor of Computer Science and Engineering. Previously, Dr. Payne was Professor and Chair of the Department of Biomedical Informatics at The Ohio State University.

Research Interests
  • Knowledge-based approaches to the discovery and analysis of bio-molecular and clinical phenotypes and the ensuing identification of precision diagnostic and therapeutic strategies in cancer
  • Interventional approaches to the use of electronic health records in order to address modifiable risk factors for disease and enable patient-centered decision making
  • The study of human factors and workflow issues surrounding the optimal use of healthcare information technology

Po-Yin Yen, PhD, RN

Assistant Professor of General Medical Sciences, School of Medicine

Assistant Professor, Goldfarb School of Nursing, Barnes Jewish College

Po-Yin Yen, PhD, RN, is focused on applied clinical informatics research to support clinicians adapting to health information technology.

Research Interests
  • Clinical informatics
  • Usability
  • Technology acceptance
  • Human computer interaction
  • Literature mining
  • Data visualization
  • Workflow analysis
  • Time motion study

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