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Bill Lober MD, MS

Professor
Director, Clinical Informatics Research Group

I began my career with a strong interest in computer engineering, which I studied as an undergraduate and graduate student.  After 10 years in the computer industry, I became interested in medicine. I attended a small, innovative UC Berkeley/UCSF medical school program where my MS thesis combined engineering and medicine in an effort to look at cardiac arrest data.  After a conventional finish to medical school, I completed a residency in Emergency Medicine at the University of Arizona, with a brief stint as a Registrar at the Royal Brisbane Hospital, Queensland, Australia. I came to UW as a board certified ED physician, practiced for a few years, and undertook a postdoctoral fellowship in Medical Informatics (NIH/NLM F38 Applied Medical Informatics) with Dr Jim Brinkley at UW.  I joined the School of Nursing faculty in 2005 and have been happily pursuing my interests across health informatics, across the UW Health Sciences Schools, and with occasional forays into upper campus, since that time.

 

 

Education

  • BSEE, Tufts University, 1980
  • MS, UC Berkeley, 1992
  • MD, UC San Francisco, 1994

What classes are you teaching? 

NMETH 526 – Patient-centered Technology and Interactive Health Communications

 

What do you love about the UW School of Nursing?

I have a diverse and interesting set of colleagues, who bring their research and clinical experience to the task of improving individual and population health across many different domains. Their work and openness to collaboration supports my interest in developing and evaluating informatics tools and systems to support health system change for patients and families, health care providers, health care organizations, and researchers.

 

Department

Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Informatics

Research Areas

  • Innovative Interventions
  • Symptom Science

Research Centers

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Main: 206-616-6685

lober@uw.edu

UW School of Nursing
Box 357266
1959 NE Pacific St
Seattle WA 98195

Office: T615B