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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 advisors are Steven Bedrick, Ph.D. and Paul N. Gorman, M.D. 

Dr. Hussain studies the use of social digital therapeutics to facilitate addiction recovery. 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. His approach involves serving as an interdisciplinary intermediary. 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, 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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