Dr. Andrew Nguyen, Program Director, Master of Science in Health Informatics, School of Nursing and Health Professions, University of San Francisco

Andrew Nguyen

Associate Professor; Director, Master of Science in Health Informatics

Full-Time Faculty


Professor Andrew Nguyen is the Program Director of the Master of Science in Health Informatics (MSHI) program at USF. His current research is focused on the application of semantic computing and web technologies to healthcare in an effort to break down data silos, provide true interoperability, and help computers effectively process healthcare data. He is also interested in the integration and analysis of physiological sensor data to quickly and accurately detect changes in a patient's clinical state.

He is the co-founder and CTO of qlaro, a digital health startup that provides ovarian cancer patients with a personalized guide as they navigate from diagnosis to survivorship.

He has professional experience in the defense/aerospace and wireless semiconductor industries as an embedded software/firmware engineer. Outside of work, Professor Nguyen enjoys hiking, rock climbing, SCUBA diving, and volunteering with a local search and rescue team.

Program Director, Master of Science in Health Informatics (MSHI)
PhD, Biological and Medical Informatics, University of California, San Francisco, CA
BS, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of California, San Diego, CA

Publications & Presentations

Shoulson I, Arbatti L, Nguyen A, Standaert D, Marras C, Tanner C. Problems that Bother Parkinson Disease Patients: Framework for a Patient-Reported Natural History of Parkinson and Huntington Diseases. Huntington Study Group, Houston, November 2018.

Nguyen A, Bosl W, Freitas J. Crowdsourcing for Research EEG Annotation and Accuracy Estimation. ASET Neurodiagnostic Society Annual Conference, New Orleans, August 2018.

*Nguyen A, Bosl W, Herman S, Loddenkemper T. Crowdsourcing for Research EEG Annotation and Accuracy Estimation. AMIA Informatics Summit, San Francisco, March 2018

Arbatti L, Nguyen A, et al. Foundations for a Patient-Reported Natural History of Parkinson Disease: Cross-sectional Analysis of the MJFF Fox Insight (FI) Platform. Parkinson’s Disease Therapeutics Conference, New York, October 2017

Nguyen AV. Healthcare “big” Data - from Data Management to Web Apps. Clojure/West, San Francisco, March 2014

*Nguyen AV, Wynden R, Sun Y. HBase, MapReduce, and Integrated Data Visualization for Processing Clinical Signal Data. AAAI Spring Symposium, North America, Mar 2011

Nguyen AV, Hudson DL, Cohen ME. Hadoop and MapReduce for the Storage and Processing of Physiologic Data. 19th International Conference on Software Engineering and Data Engineering, San Francisco, Dec 2010

Joseph J, Nguyen AV, Tongbai J, Pong T. A Model for Team Internships. UCSD Jacobs School of Engineering, Council of Advisors, October 2003

*Nguyen AV, Avrin DE, Tellis WM, Andriole KP, Arenson RL. What Digital Imaging and Communication in Medicine (DICOM) could look like in Common Object Request Broker (CORBA) and Extensible Markup Language (XML). J Digital Imaging, Jun 2001

Professional Experience

Startup Advisor

2017 - Current, Grey Matter Technologies

2016 - Current, Albeado, Inc.

2014 - 2015, Factor 14

Software Engineering

2007 - 2008, VIA Telecom, San Diego, CA

2004 - 2007, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, San Diego, CA

2003 - Abiomed, Danvers, MA

2002, Teradata, San Diego, CA

Computer & Network Security

2002 - 2003, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center, San Diego, CA

2001, Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore, CA

Public Safety

2011 - Current, San Mateo County Office of the Sheriff, Search and Rescue Unit

2011 - Current, Santa Clara County Office of the Sheriff, Search and Rescue Unit

2002 - Current, National Disaster Medical System, US Department of Health and Human Services, San Diego, CA

2004 - 2008, Special Event Emergency Medical Services, University of California, San Diego

2000 - 2004, UCSD Police Department, CSO Program, San Diego, CA

Licenses & Certifications

State of California, Emergency Medical Technician, #E007613

National Association for Search and Rescue, Managing the Lost Person Incident

Rigging for Rescue, Technical Rope Rescue Fundamentals

State of California, Emergency Medical Technician Principal Instructor