CTSI welcomes Dr. William R. Hogan as director of biomedical informatics

Published: June 12th, 2014

Category: CTSA, Education, News, Research

Bill Hogan, M.D., director of bioinformatics

William R. Hogan, M.D., M.S., director of the UF CTSI Biomedical Informatics Program and professor of health outcomes and policy in the UF College of Medicine

Please join the UF Clinical and Translational Science Institute in welcoming William R. Hogan, M.S., M.D., to the University of Florida!

Hogan has joined the UF College of Medicine’s department of health outcomes and policy as well as the UF CTSI, where he now serves as director of biomedical informatics.

Hogan will develop the CTSI Biomedical Informatics Program through strategic planning and key faculty hires, as well as through facilitating collaboration among researchers and creating new educational programming. He will lead the development of a medical informatics training program and research support services for managing and analyzing large medical data sets.

Hogan will also have an appointment with the department of medicine, and his work will fall under the larger umbrella of the UF Informatics Institute, which was created to use the unprecedented amount of digital data being generated each day to solve some of the world’s pressing problems.

Previously chief of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences’ division of biomedical informatics, Hogan studies how knowledge is formatted and linked in computer systems and information design. Particularly, he is interested in how to give clinicians and researchers seamless access to digital data stored in various forms, called referent tracking. He also focuses on research informatics, which applies data processing power to accelerate how research reaches patients and is implemented in communities. Hogan hopes to build an understanding of informatics as not just a facilitator for other scientists’ research but as a science in its own right and as an important part of tracking the benefits of scientific innovation.

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