Andrew Nguyen

Program Director

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...


PhD, Biological and Medical Informatics, University of California, San Francisco, CA | BS, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of California, San Diego, CA


EMT Training, Perspectives on Health Informatics, Clinical Decision Support and Health Data Analytics, Natural Language Processing for Healthcare, Capstone Project in Health Informatics, Project in Health Informatics, Special Topics, Graduate Directed Study, Directed Study, Informatics for the Executive Leader

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...


Juris Doctor | Registered Nurse

William Bosl

Associate Professor

Dr. William (Bill) Bosl, Associate Professor of Health Informatics and Clinical Psychology at the University of San Francisco. His primary research focus is on clinical neurophysiology and neurodiagnostics. In 2018 Professor Bosl was appointed Visiting Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Bosl is leading a series of projects to discover patterns in infant EEG signals that can serve as biomarkers for autism and other neurodevelopmental pathology in collaboration with...


PhD, Behavioral Neuroscience, Boston University School of Medicine | PhD, Geophysics, Stanford University | MA, Mathematics, University of Pittsburgh | MS, Atmospheric Physics, University of Michigan | BS, Chemistry, Miami University


Perspectives on Health Informatics, Biosignal Analysis and Quantitative EEG, Statistical Computing for Biomedical Data Analytics, Capstone Project in Health Informatics, 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.


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


Bioinformatics, Directed Reading and Research, Computer Science for Health Informatics Professionals, Clinical Decision Support and Health Data Analytics, Statistical Computing for Biomedical Data Analytics, Projects in Statistical Computing for Biomedical Data Analytics, Bioinformatics, Statistical Computing for Biomedical Informatics, Capstone Project in Health Informatics, 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...


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.


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

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