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Angela Ross, D.N.P., M.P.H. ,

Angela   Ross, D.N.P., M.P.H.
  • Assistant professor at the UTHealth School of Biomedical Informatics
  • Adjunct assistant professor with the UTHealth School of Public Health

Angela Ross, D.N.P., M.P.H., specializes in the implementation, integration and operation of clinical information technologies. As a former chief medical information officer and a senior project manager, she managed and implemented electronic health records for medical treatment facilities. Ross earned a B.S.N. from Dillard University, M.P.H. from Tulane University, M.S. in nursing informatics and a D.N.P. from the University of Maryland. She is certified by the American Nurses Association as a clinical nurse specialist in public health and by the Project Management Institute as a project manager.


Dean Sittig, Ph.D.

Dean  Sittig
  • Professor and holder of the Christopher Sarofim Family Professorship in Biomedical Informatics and Bioengineering at UTHealth School of Biomedical Informatics
  • Member of the UTHealth-Memorial Hermann Center for Healthcare Quality & Safety
  • Elected Fellow in The American College of Medical Informatics
  • Investigator with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality funded Clinical Decision Support Consortium

Dean Sittig, Ph.D., focuses on the design, development, implementation and evaluation of all aspects of clinical information systems. Sittig is working to improve the understanding of both the factors that lead to success, as well as the unintended consequences associated with computer-based clinical decision support and provider order entry systems.

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Jiajie Zhang, Ph.D.,

Jiajie   Zhang, Ph.D.
  • Dean and professor of the UTHealth School of Biomedical Informatics
  • Doris L. Ross Professor and Glassell Family Foundation Distinguished Chair in Informatics Excellence at UTHealth
  • Director of the National Center for Cognitive Informatics and Decision Making

Jiajie Zhang, Ph.D., and his colleagues are at the forefront of the health information technology revolution. They are working on ways to mine medical data for information that could lead to advances in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease and to making medical records more accessible to caregivers. Zhang oversees the only academic program of biomedical informatics in the Lone Star State and its graduates hold leadership positions in major health care organizations. He has served as the principal investigator (PI) or co-PI on more than two dozen grants from diverse federal, state and private agencies. Zhang has presented at hundreds of organizations, academic institutions and conferences.