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Data Science to Patient Value

Faculty Mentors

Farnoush Banaei-Kashani, PhD
Director, BDSE Program 

Research Interests: Big data management and mining, database systems, data-driven decision-making systems

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D2V Training & Education Core
LEADS Community Program Administrator

Research Interests: Tobacco cessation, leadership, advocacy, rural health

Associate Professor of Internal Medicine

​Research Interests: Experiences of patients suffering cardiovascular failure, patient-centered interventions to improve patient-oriented outcomes

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Tell Bennett, MD, MS
D2V Analytics Core
Associate Professor of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

Research Interests: ​Critical care therapies and outcomes, trauma and traumatic brain injury, advanced quantitative methods

D2V Analytics Core​

Research Interests: Modeling of genomic data, research methodology in biostatistics

Research Interests: Visual analytics, computational biology, software visualization, dynamic graph drawing

D2V Patient & System Value Core
Associate Professor and Associate Director of Business Development

Research Interests: Strategic planning, development and implementation of outcomes-based management, comprehensive program evaluation

Michael Ho
, MD, PhD
D2V Executive Leadership
Professor of Medicine

Research Interests: Veterans-centered and value-driven care

D2V Training & Education Core
Professor of Pharmacology

​Research Interests: Natural language processing, knowledge representation, machine learning, advanced data visualization techniques

Michael Kahn
, MD, PhD

D2V Informatics Core and Executive Leadership
Professor of Epidemiology, Pediatrics
Translational Informatics Director, CCTSI

Research Interests: Data quality and validation, distributed research networks, clinical quality improvement

​A​ssistant Professor of Medicine, Cardiology

​Research Interests: Big data analysis in personalization of cardiovascular disease management

Bethany Kwan, PhD, MSPH
D2V Dissemination & Academic Industry Collaboration Core
Assistant Professor of Family Medicine
Assistant Director, SAFTINet

Research Interests: ​Social psychology, health psychology, behavioral science, health information technology

Professor and Program Director, Clinical Health Psychology
Director, CaLM Lab

Research Interests: Cardiovascular health psychology, influence of religiosity/spirituality on health

D2V Patient & System Value Core
Associate Professor, Division of Geriatric Medicine

Research Interests: Shared decision making, practice variation, doctor-patient communication

Green-Edelman Chair for Practice-Based Research 
Associate Professor and Vice Chair for Research, Family Medicine
Director of Community Engagement & Research, CCTSI 
Director, SNOCAP

Research Interests: Health information technology, practice redesign, clinical trials using reminder and survey interventions

Professor of Biochemistry, Genetics, Evolutionary Genomics
Primary Investigator, Pollock Laboratory

Research Interests: Evolutionary genomics, context-dependent evolution, phylogenetics, population genetics, evolutionary thermodynamics


Lisa Schiling, MD, MSPH
D2V Informatics Core and Executive Leadership
Professor of Medicine

Research Interests: Translational informatics, comparative effectiveness research, data networks

Executive Vice Chair and Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
Founder and Executive Director, CARE Innovation Center

Research Interests: ED operations, leadership, healthcase economics, health policy


Matthew Wynia, MD, MPH
D2V Stakeholder Engagement & Governance Core

Research Interests: Health services, health policy, ethics and professionalism

Research Interests: Biomedical image computing, imaging informatics, machine learning with big data