Program Faculty

  • S. Toufeeq Ahmed, PhD

    Assistant Professor
    Department of Biomedical Informatics
    Director of Education Informatics
    School of Medicine
    Phone
    (615) 343-2586
    Office Address
    3401 West End Ave.
    Room / Suite
    290
    Nashville
  • Jesse M. Ehrenfeld, MD, MPH

    Professor
    Department of Anesthesiology
    Professor
    Department of Biomedical Informatics
    615-936-5194

    Dr. Jesse Ehrenfeld is board certified in both anesthesiology and clinical informatics. He trained at the Massachusetts General Hospital, where he completed his fellowship in 2010.

    Since his first year of medical school, he has been committed to working hard to advance the interests of our patients, our practices, and the field of medicine through advocacy, teaching, and the conduct of research. He was elected to the American Medical Association Board of Trustees.

  • Peter Greaves

    Chief Architect, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
    Health Information Technology
    Chief Architect, Vanderbilt Health Affiliated Network
    615-875-8779
    3401 West End Ave
    Suite 700
    Nashville
    Tennessee
    37203
  • Scott D. Nelson, PharmD, MS

    Program Director
    MS-ACI
    Assistant Professor
    Department of Biomedical Informatics
    Assistant Clinical Director
    HealthIT
    Office Address
    3401 West End Ave
    Nashville
    Tennessee
    37203

    Dr. Scott Nelson, PharmD, MS, CPHIMS, FAMIA, ACHIP is a pharmacist and Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Informatics at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr. Nelson is the Director of the Master of Science in Applied Clinical Informatics (MS-ACI) online program, and currently works in Medication Safety Informatics in HealthIT, with a focus on medication reconciliation, e-prescribing, and clinical decision support at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. In addition, Dr. Nelson's practice and research interests include medication warnings, knowledge management and engineering, medication standards and terminologies, EHR design, and CPOE.

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  • Laurie Lovett Novak, PhD, MHSA

    Associate Professor
    Department of Biomedical Informatics
    Phone
    615-936-6497
    Fax
    615-936-1427
    Office Address
    2525 West End Ave
    Room / Suite
    1475
    Nashville, TN

    Laurie Novak, PhD, MHSA, FAMIA, is an Associate Professor of Biomedical Informatics in the School of Medicine at Vanderbilt University and Director of the Center of Excellence in Applied AI in the Department of Biomedical Informatics. She is an anthropologist specializing in the cultural intersection of technology with everyday life and work. Her projects currently focus on the implementation of artificial intelligence in medicine, including human-centered design, worker competencies, and organizational capabilities required to deploy and manage AI tools. Another major area of inquiry is health equity and the related health care organizational capabilities, data resources, and practices. She also works on the structure and practice of biobanking, situational analytics and contextual analysis of technology use, and the experience of chronic illness and caregiving in everyday life. In the biomedical informatics training program, Dr. Novak teaches social science methods in multiple courses, and a Fall seminar: BMIF 7350: Technology & Society. 

    Dr. Novak received a BA in finance from Murray State University, MHSA in health management and policy from the University of Michigan, and PhD in medical and organizational anthropology from Wayne State University. 

  • S. Trent Rosenbloom, MD, MPH, FACMI, FAMIA

    Professor & Vice Chair of Faculty Affairs
    Department of Biomedical Informatics
    Director
    Clinical Effectiveness Research for VHAN
    Director
    My Health at Vanderbilt
    Associate Director
    Medical Innovators Development Program
    Professor
    Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
    Professor
    Department of Nursing
    Phone
    615-936-1541
    Fax
    615-936-5900
    2525 West End Ave
    Room / Suite
    1475
    Nashville, TN
  • Shane Stenner, MD, MS

    Assistant Professor
    Department of Biomedical Informatics
    Assistant Professor
    Department of Medicine
    Senior Director of Clinical Informatics
    Office of the Chief Health Information Officer
    Phone
    (615) 936-3561
    Fax
    (615)343-1214

    Shane Stenner, MD, MS is Assistant Professor of Biomedical Informatics, with a joint appointment in the Department of Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC). He received his M.D. from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore and his M.S. in Biomedical Informatics from Vanderbilt. Dr. Stenner is an ABIM Board Certified physician and ABPM Board Certified clinical informatician. He is currently a Senior Clinical Director in HealthIT and leads efforts in Interoperability, Population Health, Unified Enterprise Communications, and other operational initiatives. Dr. Stenner is the chair of VUMC’s Clinician Informatics Committee and proudly serves as the Course Director for DBMI’s Masters of Applied Clinical Informatics Capstone course.  

    Prior to his current role, Dr. Stenner served as the Ambulatory Director for VUMC’s Epic implementation and has lead software development teams as the Product Director of RxStar, VUMC’s outpatient electronic prescribing system, and Product Director for the Vanderbilt Outpatient Order Management system (VOOM). His publications have described therapeutic alternative and generic substitution clinical decision support through novel user-interface changes in electronic prescribing systems, approaches to natural language processing of medication lists and patient text messages about medications, tools to automate mobile phone and web-based medication self-management systems, and innovative uses of patient portal sites. Apart from his work, Dr. Stenner enjoys spending time with his wife, Hillary, their four children, Tobin, Iva, Kit, and Lev, and their Great Dane, George.

     

  • Kim M. Unertl, PhD

    Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies
    Department of Biomedical Informatics
    Phone
    615-936-5035
    Fax
    615-936-1427
    2525 West End Ave
    Room / Suite
    1475
  • Asli Ozdas Weitkamp, PhD

    Associate Professor
    Department of Biomedical Informatics
    Director
    Knowledge Engineering, Health IT
    Phone
    615-936-3015
    Fax
    615-936-1427

    Asli Ozdas Weitkamp, PhD, FAMIA, is an Associate Professor of Biomedical Informatics at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) with research, teaching and operational responsibilities. She directs the Knowledge Engineering Portfolio in Health IT at VUMC, overseeing the curation of a variety of knowledge bases that drive clinical decision support (CDS) applications integrated into VUMC's clinical systems. 

    She has contributed significantly as a principal investigator or co-investigator on extramural grants, authored over 30 peer reviewed manuscripts published in leading journals in the field, and presented numerous abstracts at national conferences. 

    She has been an invited lecturer in a variety of graduate level courses and has been the course director for the "Data to Knowledge: Clinical Data Standards" as well as the "Practicum Experience" courses for the Master's in Applied Clinical Informatics (MSACI) program. Dr. Weitkamp has been a member of the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) since 2004, serving on AMIA committees including the Scientific Program Committee. 

    Research Interests: Designing, developing, and implementing CDS that improve key organizational performance metrics including quality, safety, and resource utilization in a fashion that brings the largest value to the organization, its providers and patients while creating the least possible workflow disruption. Sustainable and sharable decision support, knowledge engineering, clinical knowledge management processes. Current research effort focuses on clinical knowledge management best practices within the framework of sharable, interoperable, and sustainable Clinical Decision Support.

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