Faculty


William Bosl

Program Director
(415) 422-4638

Bill is currently an associate professor of Health Informatics and Clinical Psychology at the University of San Francisco, where he is also the current and founding director of the master’s degree program in Health Informatics. His primary research focus is in clinical neurophysiology and neurodiagnostics. Professor Bosl has recently been appointed Visiting Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School.

Education:

PhD, Stanford University | PhD, Boston University Medical School | MA, University of Pittsburgh | MS, University of Michigan

Courses:

Health Informatics, Global Health Informatics, Perspectives on Health Informatics, Statistical Computing for Biomedical Data Analytics, Capstone Project in Health Informatics, Graduate Directed Study, Clinical Dissertation Proposal Seminar, Biological Psychology, Clinical Neuropsychology and Neuropsychological Screening, Statistics for the Social Sciences, Clinical Dissertation Seminar

Ruth Amos

Adjunct Faculty
(415) 422-6681

Ruth Amos, RN, JD, chairs the Health Informatics Advisory Board and is an adjunct professor teaching Policy and Ethics Considerations in Health Informatics. Her interests include following and anticipating healthcare public policy and business decision trends in the digital age, and she was recently appointed to serve on the HIMSS Legal Task Force. She has extensive background in healthcare as a Registered Nurse, Attorney, and Informatics specialist and is currently a consultant with Ernst...

Education:

Juris Doctor | Registered Nurse

Courses:

Ethics and Policy Considerations in Health and Bioinformatics

William Bosl

Associate Professor; Director, MSHI Program
(415) 422-4638

Bill is currently an associate professor of Health Informatics and Clinical Psychology at the University of San Francisco, where he is also the current and founding director of the master’s degree program in Health Informatics. His primary research focus is in clinical neurophysiology and neurodiagnostics. Professor Bosl has recently been appointed Visiting Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School.

Education:

PhD, Stanford University | PhD, Boston University Medical School | MA, University of Pittsburgh | MS, University of Michigan

Courses:

Health Informatics, Global Health Informatics, Perspectives on Health Informatics, Statistical Computing for Biomedical Data Analytics, Capstone Project in Health Informatics, Graduate Directed Study, Clinical Dissertation Proposal Seminar, Biological Psychology, Clinical Neuropsychology and Neuropsychological Screening, Statistics for the Social Sciences, Clinical Dissertation Seminar

Patricia Francis-Lyon

Assistant Professor
(415) 422-2810

Patricia’s research interests include the application of computational biology, algorithms and mathematical models to problems and predictions involving protein structure and genomics. Her focus is on the application of machine learning to discovery and decision making as related to health.

Education:

PhD, Computer Science with emphasis on Computational Biology, University of California at Davis

Courses:

Bioinformatics, Special Topics in Analytics, Computer Science for Health Informatics Professionals, Statistical Computing for Biomedical Data Analytics, Projects in Statistical Computing for Biomedical Data Analytics, Mobile Health Applications Design and Development, Bioinformatics, Capstone Project in Health Informatics, Graduate Directed Study

Cynthia Gadd

Distinguished Visiting Professor

Dr. Gadd is Professor and Vice-Chair for Educational Affairs in the Department of Biomedical Informatics at Vanderbilt University, on scholarly leave...

Education:

PHD, University of Pittsburgh | MS, Duke University | MBA, Winthrop University

Robert Horton

Adjunct Professor
(415) 422-6681

Dr. Horton holds a PhD in biomedical science from Mayo Graduate School and an MS in computer science from CSU Sacramento. He was a bench scientist (mostly in immunology) for 14 years, and he helped to invent widely used PCR-based techniques for engineering DNA sequences. He founded the Cybertory Virtual Molecular Biology Lab (cybertory.org, cybertory.com), an on-line simulation-based teaching platform, and he has written extensively about computing and the Internet for scientists.

Education:

PhD, Biomedical Science, Mayo Graduate School | MS, Computer Science, CSU Sacramento

Courses:

Statistical Computing for Biomedical Data Analytics

Terence Parr

Professor
(415) 422-5707

Terence is a professor of computer science and is the creator of the ANTLR parser generator. He herded programmers and implemented the large jGuru developers web site, during which time he developed and refined the StringTemplate engine. Terence has consulted for and held various technical positions at companies such as IBM, Lockheed Missiles and Space, NeXT, and Renault Automation. Terence was an expert witness for Google in the Oracle v Google Android lawsuit. His passion is writing software.

Education:

PhD in Computer Engineering, Purdue University '93

Expertise:

Software engineering, Programming language design and implementation, How programmers communicate with machines to build new software

Courses:

Prog Language Paradigms, Principles of Software of Development, Programming Languages, Directed Reading and Research, Computation for Analytics, Data Acquisition

Contact Info

School of Nursing & Health Professions

Monday–Friday 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

2130 Fulton St.
San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 422-2806