Program Administration and Advising
Dr. Janusz Wojtusiak, Director, Programs in Health Informatics
Dr. Zakevia Green-Lawson, Coordinator, MS in Health Informatics Online
Dr. Panagiota Kitsantas, Director, PhD in Health Services Research Program
Dr. Farrokh Alemi and Dr. Hua Min, Faculty graduate advisors
Dr. Sanja Avramovic and Dr. Sorina Madison, Faculty undergraduate advisors
Maria Perez, Undergraduate student advisor
Farrokh Alemi, PhD
Research Interests: Causal inference, direct to consumer information services, analysis of streaming real-time data, multimorbidity prognosis
Teaching: In MS and BS degrees and not PhD. See open online courses.
CHHS Profile: https://chhs.gmu.edu/profiles/falemi
Personal Website: LinkedIn
See here for publications list.
Sanja Avramovic, PhD
Research Interests: Health Informatics, databases, data mining, predictive modeling
Teaching: MS and BS level courses in databases, health information systems and data mining.
CHHS profile: https://chhs.gmu.edu/profiles/savramov
Personal website: http://mason.gmu.edu/~savramov/
Zakevia D. Green-Lawson, PhD, MSEd, MSHA, LHRM, RHIA, FAHIMA, BCSC
MS in Health Informatics Online Coordinator
Capstone Practicum Coordinator
Research Interests: Health Information Exchange (HIE), interoperability, Electronic Health Records (EHRs), cultural competency, healthcare disparities, global informatics, health informatics and information management curriculum development and redesign, online learning and andragogy in health informatics & information management
Teaching: MS level courses in health informatics.
CHHS profile: https://chhs.gmu.edu/profiles/zgreenla
Sorina Madison, MD, PhD
Research Interests: Population health informatics, electronic health records, data extraction and analysis, data visualization, health disparities, privacy and security of health information
Teaching: MS and BS course in health informatics, population health informatics, informatics tools, HIPAA privacy and security.
CHHS profile: https://chhs.gmu.edu/profiles/svlaicu1
Hua Min, MD, PhD
Research Interests: Medical ontologies and applications, data standards, data integration and analysis from different EHR systems
Teaching: MS and BS level courses in data standards and vocabularies, data integration.
CHHS profile: https://chhs.gmu.edu/profiles/hmin3
Y. Alicia Hong, PhD
Research Interests: Digital health, telehealth, personalized behavioral intervention, program planning and evaluation, patient-centered health outcomes, patient-provider communication in the digital context
Teaching: MS and PhD level courses in social determinants of health, mHealth, telehealth, systematic review, scientific communication.
CHHS profile: https://chhs.gmu.edu/profiles/yhong22
See here for publications list.
Panagiota (Yiota) Kitsantas, PhD
Director, PhD Program in Health Services Research
Research Interests: Perinatal and pediatric epidemiology, maternal health, data mining
Teaching: MS and PhD level courses in statistics, research methods, teaching practicum.
CHHS profile: https://chhs.gmu.edu/profiles/pkitsant
Research Interests: Medical image analysis, medical imaging, computer-aided cancer detection, AI for COVID-19 detection, computational biology and bioinformatics, big medical data analysis
Teaching: Ph.D. and MS level courses in health informatics
CHHS Profile: https://chhs.gmu.edu/profiles/jtang25
Janusz Wojtusiak, PhD
Director, Programs in Health Informatics and Machine Learning and Inference Laboratory
Research Interests: Artificial intelligence, machine learning, clinical decision support, temporal and spatiotemporal data analysis, modeling of patient outcomes
Teaching: MS and Ph.D. level courses in data mining, artificial intelligence applied in health.
CHHS profile: https://chhs.gmu.edu/profiles/jwojtusi
Personal website: https://www.mli.gmu.edu/jwojt/
Hong Xue, PhD
Research Interests: Health economics, nutritional epidemiology, systems modeling, obesity, tobacco use, mHealth, and big data and machine learning in noncommunicable disease research
Teaching: MS and PhD level courses in research methods and health informatics.
CHHS profile: https://chhs.gmu.edu/profiles/hxue4
Part-time and Adjunct faculty
Eman ElAshkar, MD, Health Information Systems
Diana Ciricean, MD, MS, IT Methods
Timothy P. Coffin, PhD, Databases and Health Information Systems
Joo Li Lee, MS, Computational Tools and IT Methods
James L. Oakes, Health Information Systems
Afshin Pashai, MBA, Mobile Health
Andrew S. Ritcheson, Health Information Systems
Farhad Safaie, IT Project Management
Ying Wang, PhD, Computational Tools and IT Methods
Kathy Westpheling, Coordination of undergraduate information internship courses