Professor in Health Informatics and Global Health
University of Washington
Dr Lober 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. 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. Two major themes in both his research and teaching have been (1) development of patient-centered systems and patient-reported outcomes, and (2) the integration of clinical data to support population health applications. He has mentored masters, doctoral, and post-doctoral trainees from graduate programs in Public Health, Medicine, Bioengineering, Nursing Science, and Global Health. He, his students, and the staff in his research have worked on applied informatics projects across clinical, public health, and global health domains. He serves as co-Chair of the MedMorph Technical Expert Panel.