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Robert Greenes

greenes@asu.edu

Professor (FSC)
Biomedical Informatics
Faculty
Mail Code: 6520

Dept of Biomedical Informatics, Arizona State Univ. College of Health Solutions (Map)

Bio

Professor and Ira A. Fulton Chair in Biomedical Informatics

Dr. Greenes joined ASU in September, 2007 to lead the new Department of Biomedical Informatics (BMI).  This unit, originally in the School of Computing and Informatics, in the Fulton School of Engineering, and for 3 years reporting directly to the Provost's Office, became part of the new College of Health Solutions in July, 2012. 

After 6 years leading the Department, Dr. Greenes is on sabbatical for the 2013-14 year, and will return to ASU as Professor in BMI and to lead a new clinical informatics center.  He also holds an appointment as Professor of BMI at Mayo Clinic.

Before coming to ASU, Dr. Greenes spent many years at Harvard, in the field of BMI, first at Massachusetts General Hospital, then at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, where he established the Decision Systems Group in 1980, and developed it into a leading BMI research and development program. Dr. Greenes was professor of radiology and of health sciences and technology (HST), at Harvard Medical School, where HST is a joint division of Harvard and MIT. He was also professor of health policy and management at Harvard School of Public Health. For over 20 years, he directed the Biomedical Informatics Research Training (BIRT) program, with support from the National Library of Medicine and other sources, with co-directors that, when he left Boston, represented 10 hospital and university-based informatics groups throughout the Boston area.

One of Dr. Greenes' earliest contributions was in the 1960's while a medical student and PhD student at Harvard, when he was co-developer of the MUMPS language and system, which has gone on to become one of the most widely used computer platforms in health information technology throughout the world to this day.  Dr. Greenes has been a practicing radiologist, and also had brief interludes in industry and at Stanford. Dr. Greenes’ research has been in the areas of clinical decision support, in terms of models and approaches for decision making, the knowledge representation to support it, and its clinical application and validation. He has also been active in the promulgation of standards and fostering of group collaborative work, particularly in knowledge management. A related research interest is human-computer interaction, and workflow optimization, particularly with respect to the use of clinical information systems by providers and patients, the improved capture of clinical data and the incorporation of individualized, context-specific decision support. Another interest is in personal biosensors for monitoring of patients at risk in a variety of settings. He also directs a new initiative focused on establishing a platform for interoperable apps to foster health care systems innovation.

Education

Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science, Harvard University (1970)
M.D. in Medicine, Harvard Medical School (1966)
B.A. in Zoology, University of Michigan (1962)
 

Awards

  • Member, Institute of Medicine, National Academies of Science
  • Fellow, American College of Medical Informatics
  • Fellow, American College of Radiology
  • Fellow, Society of Imaging Informatics in Medicine
  • Past President, American College of Medical Informatics
  • Distringuished  Chair in Biomedical Informatics, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School
  • Morris F. Collen Award for significant impact on field of biomedical informatics, American College of Medical Informatics
  • Establishment of Robert A. Greenes Distinguished Director of Biomedical Informatics at Brigham and Women's Hospital

 

Research Interests

  • Modeling of clinical decision making
  • Knowledge representation
  • Knowledge management
  • Clinical decision support
  • Personal monitoring
  • Human-computer interaction
  • Workflow optimization
  • App interoperability and component-based architectures

Courses

Summer 2013

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
BMI 584 Internship
BMI 792 Research

Spring 2013

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
BMI 506 Clinical Decision Support
BMI 560 Teachng Biomedical Informatics
BMI 590 Reading and Conference
BMI 592 Research
BMI 595 Continuing Registration
BMI 790 Reading and Conference
BMI 792 Research
BMI 799 Dissertation

Spring 2012

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
BMI 506 Clinical Decision Support
BMI 595 Continuing Registration

Fall 2011

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
BMI 560 Teachng Biomedical Informatics
BMI 584 Internship
BMI 590 Reading and Conference
BMI 592 Research
BMI 595 Continuing Registration
BMI 790 Reading and Conference
BMI 792 Research
BMI 799 Dissertation

Summer 2011

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
BMI 584 Internship
BMI 590 Reading and Conference
BMI 592 Research
BMI 595 Continuing Registration
BMI 599 Thesis
BMI 790 Reading and Conference
BMI 792 Research
BMI 799 Dissertation

Spring 2011

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
BMI 560 Teachng Biomedical Informatics
BMI 580 Practicum
BMI 590 Reading and Conference
BMI 592 Research
BMI 595 Continuing Registration
BMI 790 Reading and Conference
BMI 792 Research
BMI 799 Dissertation

Fall 2010

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
BMI 502 Foundations BMI Methods I
BMI 560 Teachng Biomedical Informatics
BMI 580 Practicum
BMI 590 Reading and Conference
BMI 591 Seminar
BMI 592 Research
BMI 595 Continuing Registration
BMI 790 Reading and Conference
BMI 792 Research
BMI 799 Dissertation

Summer 2010

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
BMI 592 Research
BMI 595 Continuing Registration
BMI 599 Thesis
BMI 790 Reading and Conference
BMI 792 Research

Spring 2010

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
BMI 560 Teachng Biomedical Informatics
BMI 590 Reading and Conference
BMI 591 Seminar
BMI 592 Research
BMI 595 Continuing Registration
BMI 599 Thesis
BMI 792 Research

Fall 2009

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
BMI 580 Practicum
BMI 592 Research
BMI 595 Continuing Registration
BMI 599 Thesis
BMI 792 Research

Summer 2009

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
BMI 592 Research
BMI 599 Thesis
BMI 792 Research

Research Activity Research Awards

  1. Greenes,Robert * , Greenes,Robert * , Greenes,Robert * , Greenes,Robert * , Gonzalez,Graciela H , Gonzalez,Graciela H , . Rapid Cycle Outcomes Research to Improve Clinical and Operational Outcomes. PHX CHLDRN'S HOSPITAL (7/1/2011 - 6/30/2013).
  2. Greenes,Robert * , Greenes,Robert * , Fridsma,Douglas Brian , Fridsma,Douglas Brian , . Arizona's Regional Extension Center: The Road to Meaningful Use. (7/1/2010 - 9/15/2013).
  3. Greenes,Robert * Greenes,Robert * . National Center for Cognitive Informatics and Decision Making in Healthcare Project 2B: (CDS Adaptation) Modeling of Setting-Specific Factors to Enhan. UT Health Science Ctr.-Houston (4/1/2010 - 3/31/2014).
  4. Greenes,Robert * Fridsma,Douglas Brian Petitti,Diana . RFTO #4 Proposal under AHRQ HIT IDIQ #HHSA 290200900022I – “Hardened Rules for Clinical Decision Support”. TR (9/22/2009 - 6/21/2011).
  5. Gonzalez,Graciela H * Greenes,Robert . Data Management and Statistics Core Director Transition Overview (GAP funding request). SUN HEALTH RESEARCH INST (7/1/2009 - 6/30/2010).
  6. Nelson,Randall William * Greenes,Robert Kumar,Sudhir Mobley,Michael J Mobley,Michael J . Team Approach to Translate Novel Biomarkers for Diabetes. HHS-NIH-NIDDK (7/1/2009 - 6/30/2011).
  7. Greenes,Robert * . BMI-AHCCCS Interagency Service Agreement - Task Four. AHCCCS (8/4/2008 - 7/31/2009).
  8. Greenes,Robert * Mandarino,Lawrence . BMI - AHCCCS Interagency Agreement: Research Liaison and Community Engagement - Task Three. AHCCCS (7/21/2008 - 12/31/2009).
  9. Greenes,Robert * . BMI-AHCCCS Interagency Service Agreement - Task Two. AHCCCS (3/1/2008 - 12/31/2009).
  10. Greenes,Robert * Greenes,Robert * . TRIF: ASU Biomedical Informatics Portal Development. UNIV OF AZ (1/1/2008 - 12/31/2012).
  11. Greenes,Robert * . Committe Chair of the ACR Imaging Network Informatics Subcommittee. ACR (9/1/2007 - 12/31/2007).

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