External Faculty

A note to students: External Faculty members provide enrichment to our program, industry and clinical perspectives, and additional guidance opportunities. They occasionally participate as departmental lecturers, thesis advisors, and internship mentors. Their interest areas are listed below. Before contacting an External Faculty member, please discuss your external faculty request with your academic advisor. Any contact should be directed towards a specific purpose, and include information on your background, current CV/resume, DMICE courses completed, and specific area of interest.

Chin, Homer L., MD
Associate Medical Director for Clinical Information Systems
Kaiser Permanente
NW Permanente Physicians and Surgeons
500 NE Multnomah St, Suite 100
Portland, OR 97232-2099
503 813-4578
Research/Professional Interests: Electronic medical records, outpatient EHR implementation, EHR safety
Student Mentoring: Research and operational projects
Internship Interest: Yes

Day, Bikram, MS
Senior Engineer, Clinical Informatics
CapsuleTech Inc.
300 Brickstone Square, Suite 203
Andover, MA 01810
503 805-3111
Research/Professional Interests: Medical devices and systems; CIS and HIS interfacing; HL7; FDA processes, configuration management.
Student Mentoring: Research and operational projects
Internship Interest: Yes

Eisenberg, Jay, MD, MMI
Director, Physician Executive
Cerner Corporation
2800 Rock Creek Parkway
Kansas City, MO 64117-1121
816 506-3292
Research/Professional Interests: Physician adoption of EMR, EMR implementation, clinical transformation

Gibson, Richard, MD
Senior VP and CIO
Legacy Health System
System Office
1919 NW Lovejoy Street
Portland, OR 97209
503 415-5198
Research/Professional Interests: Office and hospital electronic medical records, system design and implementation.
Student Mentoring: Research and operational projects
Internship Interest: Yes

Haughom, John, MD

Healthcare Executive
First Through, LLC
Research/Professional Interests: Managing complex organizational change; EHR's; data warehouse and analytics; role of leadership in informatics; decision support.
Student Mentoring: Operational projects only
Internship Interest: Yes

Hazlehurst, Brian, PhD
Senior Investigator
Kaiser Permanente NW Center for Health Research
Research/Professional Interests: Cognitive science, patient safety, natural language processing, quality assessment using EMR's.
Student Mentoring: Research projects

Kenagy, John Jay, PhD, MHA, FHIMSS
Associate Professor, DMICE
VP and CIO
Providence Health & Services
System Office
506 Second Ave, Suite 1200
Seattle, WA 98104-2329
206 464-5028
Research/Professional Interests: CPOE, applied informatics
Student Mentoring: Potential
Internship Interest: Potential
Bio, CV

Kilo, Charles M., MD, MPH
Chief Executive Officer
GreenField Health and The Trust for Healthcare Excellence
9427 SW Barnes Road, Suite 590
Portland, OR 97225
503 292-9560
Research/Professional Interests: Ambulatory care IT issues, quality of care, performance improvement, medical home and primary care.
Student Mentoring: Yes--operational projects only
Internship Interest: Yes

Krall, Michael, MD, MS
Clinical Content and Decision Support Lead
Northwest Permanente
503 813-3255
Research/Professional Interests: Decision support, EMR content and related issues.
Student Mentoring: Research and operational projects
Internship Interest: Yes

Leavitt, Mark, MD, PhD
Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology
233 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 2150
Chicago, IL 60601-5800
503 647-7568
Research/Professional Interests: Applied informatics, electronic medical records, health IT policy issues.
Internship Interest: Inquire regarding opportunities. Projects related to the testing, evaluation, and certification of health IT systems, including attributes of functionality, security, privacy, interoperability, and usability.

Lesselroth, Blake, MD, MBI
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Portland VA Medical Center
3710 US Veterans Hospital Road
Mail Code MED P3
Portland, Oregon 97239
503 220-8262 X55998
Research/Professional Interests: Computerized decision support systems, healthcare safety, medication safety, quality improvement, Veterans Affairs health systems and information technology.
Student Mentoring: Operational projects

Magnuson, J. A., PhD, RS

Senior Staff Engineer
ThermoFisher Scientific
Portland, OR
Research/Professional Interests: Public health informatics, bioinformatics, genetic informatics
Student Mentoring: Research and operational projects
Internship Interest: Yes

Masarie, Jr., Fred E. "Chip", MD
Research/Professional Interests: Healthcare terminology, how to be an informatician in industry settings.
Student Mentoring: Operational projects
Internship Interest: Yes

Vuckovic, Nancy H., PhD
Senior Ethnographer, Health Research and Innovation,
Intel Corporation Digital Health Group
20270 NW Amber Glen Court
Beaverton, OR 97006
503 456-3608
Research/Professional Interests: Research on chronic care delivery, family caregivers, patient transitions from hospital to home, and primary care physicians to inform development of products and services that provide solutions to currently unmet needs; research of the fragmentation of information and care delivery between hospitals, primary care, and home care.
Student Mentoring: Yes

Yang, Jianji, PhD
Lead Data Architect
Portland Center for Informatics and Innovation
Portland VA Medical Center
Research/Professional Interest: Healthcare quality improvement, web-based disease cohort and population management tool, medical home, information retrieval and extraction, text categorization.
Internship Interest: Yes