Mustafa I. Hussain, Ph.D.

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology, School of Medicine


Pronounciation: Muh-stuh-fuh. 

Mustafa I. Hussain, Ph.D., is an NLM postdoctoral fellow at the OHSU Department of Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology (DMICE), where his advisor is Paul Gorman. 

Dr. Hussain studies Internet-mediated peer support and problem Internet use. He joined OHSU in 2021 after earning a Ph.D. in Informatics at the University of California Irvine, where he studied California’s prescription opioid database through a social and historical lens. He enjoys yoga. 

Education and training

    • B.S., 2014, Computer Science, University of Utah
    • M.S., 2016, Innovation and Technology, Florida Polytechnic University
    • Ph.D., 2021, Informatics, University of California Irvine

Areas of interest

  • Internet-Mediated Peer Support, Problem Internet Use, Social and Historical Context


Selected publications

  • Hussain MI, Bowker G. Phenotyping as disciplinary practice: data infrastructure and the interprofessional conflict over drug use in California. Big Data & Society. 2021 Jul 1;8(2). DOI: 10.1177/20539517211031258
  • Hussain MI, Figueiredo MC, Tran BD, Su Z, Molldrem S, Eikey EV, Chen Y. A scoping review of qualitative research in JAMIA: past contributions and opportunities for future work. JAMIA. 2021 Feb 15;28(2):402-413. PMID: 33225361
  • Hussain MI, Nelson AM, Yeung BG, Sukumar L, Zheng K. How the presentation of patient information and decision-support advisories influences opioid prescribing behavior: a simulation study. JAMIA. 2020;27(4):613–20. PMID: 32016407
  • Hussain MI, Reynolds T, Zheng K. Medication safety alert fatigue may be reduced via interaction design and clinical role-tailoring: A systematic review. JAMIA. 2019; 26(10):1141-1149. PMID: 31206159
  • Hussain MI, Nelson A, Polston G, Zheng K. Improving the design of California’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP). JAMIA Open. 2019;2(1):160–72. PMID: 31984351


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