Robert Jenders, MD, MS, FACP, FACMI

Principal Investigator
Robert Jenders, MD, MS, FACP, FACMI is a Professor of Medicine and Co-Director of the Center for Biomedical Informatics at Charles Drew University, as well as a Health Sciences Clinical Professor of Medicine and Associate Director of the Clinical and Translational Science Institute at the University of California, Los Angeles. A native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Dr. Jenders received his undergraduate degree in computer science from Marquette University, completed his MD degree and did his medical residency at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, earned a master’s degree in computer science at Northeastern University, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in biomedical informatics at Harvard University and the Massachusetts General Hospital. He is board-certified in internal medicine and clinical informatics, and he teaches in the residency training program and provides primary care at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Dr. Jenders’ research focuses on clinical decision support and other aspects of the application of information technology in clinical care. He has published numerous scientific papers and book chapters as well as lectured internationally on this topic. He serves on scientific study section panels for NIH and the US Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) as well as reviews scientific papers for leading journals in biomedical informatics. He leads international efforts to develop health information technology standards as a committee co-chair in Health Level Seven International (HL7). His work at National Research Institute focuses on studies of treatment for diabetes and hypertension. Apart from his professional activities, Dr. Jenders is an avid private pilot.

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