About Us


James Cimino, MD, FACMI, FACP

Director, UAB Informatics Institute
Professor of Medicine

Steering Committee

Robert Kimberly, MD

Director, UAB Center for Clinical Translation Science
Senior Associate Dean for Clinical and Translational Research
Associate Vice President for Medicine and Biomedical Research

Ralph Zottola, PhD

Assistant Vice President for Researching Computing
Chief Architect for UAB Research Computing Applications

Bruce Korf, MD, PhD

Chief Genomics Officer
UAB Medicine Co-Director, UAB-HudsonAlpha Center for Genomic Medicine
Associate Director for Rare Diseases, Hugh Kaul Personalized Medicine Institute

Program Director

Jake Y. Chen, PhD

Professor of Genetics, Computer Science and Biomedical Engineering
Chief Bioinformatics Officer
Associate Institute Director, UAB Informatics Institute

Informatics Team

Jelai Wang

Architecture, Design, and Tech Support
Informatics Architect
UAB Informatics Institute

John Osborne,​ PhD

Project Design and Liaison
Assistant Professor of Medicine
UAB Informatics Institute

Wayne Liang​, MD

Data Governance
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
UAB Informatics Institute

Matthew Wyatt​

Clinical Data Access
Director of Clinical Research Informatics
UAB Informatics Institute

Amy Wang, MD, MBI

Associate Professor of Medicine and Family and Community Medicine
UAB Informatics Institute

Web Team

Heather Watts

Communication Specialist
UAB Informatics Institute

Nafisa Ajala

Informatics Program Specialist
UAB Informatics Institute