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Director of Population Health Informatics Rochester, MI

Oakland University, William Beaumont School of Medicine (OUWB) has selected Ramin Homayouni, Ph.D. as the founding director of Population Health Informatics, effective December 2018.

Dr. Homayouni’s research focuses on development of machine learning approaches for analysis of unstructured text, which was the foundation for a start-up analytics company, Quire. His recent projects utilize unstructured text data in Electronic Health Records (EHR) to predict health outcomes. Over the course of his career, Dr. Homayouni’s research evolved from genomics and bioinformatics to biomedical and health informatics. This broad background provides him with the experience, knowledge and vision to lead OUWB in this new and important focus in population and community health informatics.

Dr. Homayouni joined the University of Memphis in 2006 as associate professor of Biological Sciences and was promoted to full professor in 2014. While at the University of Memphis, he served as founding director of the Bioinformatics Graduate Certificate and Master’s Programs, as well as the Center for Translational Informatics. Prior to the University of Memphis, he served as an assistant professor and director of the Center for Genomics Microarray Analysis Core and Alzheimer’s Research Laboratories at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Dr. Homayouni received his Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of Houston in 1996, followed by postdoctoral training in Developmental Neurobiology at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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