Faculty Spotlight

Informatics faculty conduct cutting-edge research in a range of clinical disciplines including pediatrics, radiology, pathology and nursing practice. They also utilize devices, data and information to better serve the needs of the public, the nation and the world. This effort involves innovation at a number of levels: understanding information needs, designing information models, deploying systems, and evaluating their impacts.

Christopher G. Chute, MD, DrPH


Dr. Chute is the Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Health Informatics, Professor of Medicine, Public Health, and Nursing at Johns Hopkins University, and Chief Research Information Officer for Johns Hopkins Medicine. He received his undergraduate and medical training at Brown University, internal medicine residency at Dartmouth, and doctoral training in Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Harvard. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Clinical Informatics, and an elected Fellow of the American College of Physicians, the American College of Epidemiology, HL7, the American Medical Informatics Association, and the American College of Medical Informatics (ACMI), as well as a Founding Fellow of the International Academy of Health Sciences Informatics; he was president of ACMI through 2018. His career has focused on how we can represent clinical information to support analyses and inferencing, including comparative effectiveness analyses, decision support, best evidence discovery, and translational research. He has had a deep interest in semantic consistency, harmonized information models, and ontology. His current research focuses on translating basic science information to clinical practice, and how we classify dysfunctional phenotypes (disease). He became founding Chair of Biomedical Informatics at Mayo Clinic in 1988, retiring from Mayo in 2014, where he remains an emeritus Professor of Biomedical Informatics. He is presently PI on a spectrum of high-profile informatics grants from NIH spanning translational science. He has been active on many HIT standards efforts and chaired ISO Technical Committee 215 on Health Informatics and the World Health Organization (WHO) International Classification of Disease Revision (ICD-11).

Ashwini Davison, MD


Dr. Ashwini Davison is board-certified in Internal Medicine with subspecialty certification in Clinical Informatics. In addition to her leadership role with the Informatics Education program, she is also the Associate Director for the Population Health Management MAS degree program in the School of Public Health and is a Physician Advisor for the Technology Innovation Center. Dr. Davison is an AMA Health Systems Science Scholar and serves as a core theme lead for Health Systems Science for the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her research interests are in evaluating price transparency tools in electronic medical records and in the role of EHR simulation in medical education. Davison has a wealth of applied informatics experiences in clinical algorithm development, digital health innovation, and population health IT. Her career has spanned numerous roles in leadership and advising with a wide range of organizations ranging from startups and large corporations to government contractors and non-profits. Dr. Davison is an Assistant Professor in General Internal Medicine with appointments at DHSI and in Health Policy and Management as well. She has been recognized 5 times for Excellence in Teaching and is on the faculty advisory board for the Center for Teaching & Learning. She received her undergraduate degree from Stanford, her medical degree from UCLA and trained in the Osler Internal Medicine residency program here at Hopkins.

Paul Nagy, PhD


Dr. Paul Nagy is an Associate Professor in the Johns Hopkins University Schools of Medicine in the Russell H. Morgan Department of Radiology as well as the Armstrong Institute, the Division of Health Science Informatics and Biomedical Engineering. Dr. Nagy serves as the Deputy Director of the Johns Hopkins Medicine Technology Innovation Center (TIC). He joined Hopkins in 2011 and founded the TIC in 2015. The TIC is a team of software developers, designers, and data engineers developing new health IT solutions at JHM. Tic.jh.edu. Dr. Nagy is the associate program director for the informatics training programs leading the data science training track. He runs 4 leadership development programs at Johns Hopkins Medicine helping faculty utilize the precision medicine platform, learn data science, and how to commercialize new solutions in healthcare. Since 2012, over 500 faculty and staff have participated in these programs. Dr. Nagy has chaired the American Board Imaging Informatics and the Society of Imagining Informatics in Medicine (SIIM). Currently he serves on the board of health for Howard County as well as the president of the SIIM college of fellows. Dr. Nagy is the author of over 130 papers in the fields of informatics and implementation science. His career interests are in training clinical providers in leading change and partnering them with an engineering team to re-imagine clinical care delivery with information technology. Dr. Nagy received a B.S. in Physics from Carnegie Mellon University and a Ph.D. in Diagnostic Medical Physics from the Medical College of Wisconsin.

Hadi Kharrazi MD, PhD


Dr. Hadi Kharrazi is the assistant professor of Health Policy and Management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health with a joint appointment at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He is the assistant director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Population Health IT (CPHIT) and serves on the Public Health Informatics Working Group Executive Committee of the American Medical Informatics Association (PHI-WG AMIA). As the assistant director of CPHIT, Dr. Kharrazi is pursuing priority Population Health Informatics (PHI) research interests that provide direct population-based applications to providers, patients, and payers. His research focuses on leveraging informatics to advance population health and improve cost. He is currently the PI of two AHRQ grants with special focus on population health: (1) an R21 grant to develop and evaluate a 30-day hospital readmission prediction model based on HIE data in Maryland; (2) a, ACTION-II contract to evaluate population health / coordination stages 3 of EHR ‘Meaningful Use’ measures. He is actively involved in various quality metrics projects including a CMS subcontract to evaluate overuse measures and a VA contract to develop a comprehensive data-driven population health framework. He is also currently engaged with Maryland’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to develop and pilot advanced population health metrics based on state-wide EHR data.

Peter S. Greene, MD


Dr. Peter Greene is a leader in the field of informatics in cardiothoracic surgery. He has served as the Chair of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons Information Technology Committee. He is the founder, executive editor and key architect of Cardiothoracic Surgery Network (CTSNet), the online community of 40 professional cardiothoracic surgery societies. He has more than 15 years of experience in information technology using a variety of medical applications in parallel to a clinical career. He had an important role in co-founding the MedBiquitous Consortium and serves as the consortium’s executive director. Founded by Johns Hopkins Medicine and leading professional medical societies, MedBiquitous is a non-profit, international group of professional medical and healthcare associations, universities, commercial, and governmental organizations dedicated to advancing healthcare education through technology standards that promote professional competence, collaboration, and better patient care.

Casey Overby Taylor, PhD


Dr. Casey Overby Taylor is Assistant Professor of Medicine and Biomedical Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. She completed pre-doctoral National Library of Medicine biomedical informatics training and National Human Genome Research Institute genome sciences training fellowships at the University of Washington. She also completed a post-doctoral National Library of Medicine informatics training fellowship at Columbia University.

Harold P. Lehmann, MD, PhD


Harold is a board-certified general pediatrician with doctoral informatics training from Stanford. His research concerns evidence-based medicine (EBM) broadly conceived. His current work focuses on the informatics infrastructure of research and the secondary use of EHR data for research. He is also interested in other sorts of “evidence”, and is evaluating the value to community health workers of classic evidence reports vs social media (vs links to community services). He leads the Johns Hopkins efforts in informatics training across all three schools of health sciences. He has served as an Associate Editor for the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association since 2011.

The attached files represent the article and appendix of Lehmann, H. The Informatics Stack: A Heuristic Tool for Informatics Teaching. Methods of Information in Medicine. 2018;56:e129-e133.

Lehmann.2017.The Stack.pdf
The Informatics Stack. For Sharing. Appendix.pdf

Amy Knight, MD


Dr. Knight is an Associate Professor in the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She earned her MD from the University of Virginia, and joined the Division of Hospital Medicine at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center (JHBMC) in 2000. She serves as Chief Medical Information Officer for JHBMC, and is co-chair of Johns Hopkins Medicine’s Order Set Review, Clinical Decision Support, and Epic Inpatient Design committees. Dr. Knight is also chair of JHBMC’s Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee. She is a member of the Society of Hospital Medicine and the American Medical Informatics Association and board-certified in Clinical Informatics.

Brian Hasselfeld, MD


Dr. Hasselfeld is the current Medical Director, Digital Health and Telemedicine at Johns Hopkins Medicine, focusing on digital health, virtual care, and clinical innovation. He also serves as a primary care physician in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics for Johns Hopkins Community Physicians. In addition, he serves on the Board of Directors for a regional Medicare Advantage insurance plan. In addition to his medical training in internal medicine and pediatrics completed at Harvard’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Boston Children’s Hospital, he has experience in investment banking, entrepreneurship, and technology innovation.

Carrie Stein MSN, MBA


Carrie Stein, RN-BC, MSN, MBA, currently is Director of Clinical Informatics at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. Carrie earned her graduate nursing degree at University of Pennsylvania (Pediatric Primary Care) and her master’s degree in business administration at Johns Hopkins Carey Business School. Carrie leads the Clinical Informatics team at Hopkins Bayview to safely implement and support clinical information systems. Focusing improving usability for staff, providers, patients and families and increasing access to reliable health information, Carrie co-chairs the Enterprise Patient and Family-centered Design group. Carrie is active on the JHM Health IT Safety Action Team coordinated by the Armstrong Institute and co-founded the JHBMC MERIT Medication Safety Event and Error Reduction Committee. Carrie has been mentoring graduate school informatics students since she arrived at Hopkins Bayview in 2010, and is currently co-director of the Applied Clinical Informatics Course in the School of Medicine. She also holds an associate faculty appointment at University of Maryland’s School of Nursing and presents regularly at the annual Summer Institute for Nursing Informatics international conference. Carrie is a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, having practiced at pediatric centers of excellence in Boston, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.