Gabriela Mustata Wilson, PhD, MSc, FHIMSS
Chair, Health Informatics and Information Management
University of Southern Indiana
Dr. Gabriela Mustata Wilson has more than 25 years of experience in interprofessional education activities and multidisciplinary research collaborations with community and out-of-state academic and industrial partners. Dr. Mustata Wilson's work experience in both pharmaceutical industry and academia facilitated the design and discovery of novel and therapeutically active molecules for a series of biological systems and development of new methods and technologies for the advancement of drug discovery and oral drug delivery. She earned a PhD in Computational Biochemistry from the University of Houston and a MSc in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology from the Free University of Brussels in Belgium. With numerous articles published in prestigious journals, she brings solid academic rigor and scientific expertise to the field of pharmaco and health informatics.
Dr. Wilson is committed to advancing the quality of care and betterment of the healthcare system by working collaboratively with fellow members of HIMSS and other healthcare organizations. Her career is one of caring and serving others by motivating and inspiring to help everyone achieve their own goals. She has demonstrated her committed support of the HIMSS mission by serving in numerous leadership positions with the Indiana Chapter of HIMSS: current president and director of the board; past Chair of the Sponsorship Committee; and member of the Scholarships and Speakers Committee.
Dr. Wilson’s professional endeavors as a Pharmaco Informatics Specialist in the School of Medicine of the University of Pittsburgh and Director of the Cheminformatics Core and the co-Director of the Chemical Diversity Center have had a significant positive impact on on the discovery and development of new therapeutics for neurological and infectious diseases. Her most current research projects involve use of health informatics tools that explore which behaviors and/or interventions increase efficiency in clinical settings.