Todd Johnson

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Dr. Todd Johnson is a Professor at SBMI of UTHealth. From 2010 to 2013 he was Professor of the University of Kentucky (UK) Division of Biomedical Informatics, and Director of the Biomedical Informatics Core in the UK Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS). He has over 20 years of experience in biomedical informatics (BMI) with an emphasis on clinical informatics, user-centered design, clinical data warehousing, and secondary use of clinical care data. He currently co-leads (with Drs. Ben Shneiderman and Catherine Plaisant of the Univ. of Maryland) a project to develop novel interactive visualizations to help researchers and clinicians explore and understand both individual and aggregate patient data so as to improve the quality of care. He also leads the user-centered design guidelines efforts of the ONC-funded SHARPC for patient-centered cognitive design of health IT. Starting January, 2014 he spends 50% of his time working with UTHealth clinical partners (UT Physicians and Memorial Herman Healthcare System) on data and visual analytics for understanding and improving care. While at UK he conceptualized and led the development of DELVE, a web-based application for visually exploring PubMed abstracts. In this study, Dr. Johnson will serve as committee member on multiple work groups focusing on data access and discoverability.  In the first year, Dr. Johnson will lead the pilot project 2.2 (3% effort) that involves Intelligent Search expansion (iSee) and Visualization of Datasets. Additionally, he will also conduct user needs analysis and contribute to user interface design for tools to organize, share, and find datasets in the groundwork. He will direct all usability studies involving the prototype and be responsible for design, analysis and interpretation of these studies.