Bill enjoys applying his clinical and technology backgrounds to address information management problems in clinical care, public health, and global health. And, he likes building systems that are used both within academics, to understand and evaluate new approaches and methods, and outside of academics, to deliver real world value.
He received his MD from the University of California, San Francisco, a Master of Health Sciences from the University of California, Berkeley, and a BSEE in Electrical Engineering from Tufts University. He completed a residency in Emergency Medicine at the University of Arizona, and the Royal Brisbane Hospital, Queensland, Australia, after which he joined the faculty in the Emergency Medicine at University of Washington. While at UW, he was awarded a F38 “mid-career” fellowship from the National Institutes of Health to support his career transition to basic sciences research, in Applied Medical Informatics. Currently he is a Professor in Health Informatics and Global Health, jointly appointed in UW’s Schools of Nursing, Medicine, and Public Health, and directs the UW Clinical Informatics Research Group.
Clinical Informatics Research Group: http://cirg.washington.edu
UW School of Nursing Bio: https://nursing.uw.edu/person/bill-lober/