Dr Robert A. Jenders

Dr Robert A. Jenders, MD, MS, FACP, FACMI, Co-Director, Center for Biomedical Informatics & Professor of Medicine, Charles Drew University, Los Angeles, California USA and Professor, Department of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) USA, Attending Staff Physician, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center

Dr. Jenders broadly addresses in his research the domain of clinical decision support, with a focus on knowledge representation and health information technology standards in the context of electronic health record systems.  A native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin USA, he 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.

Outside of his home institutions, Dr. Jenders has served since 1998 as co-chair of the clinical decision support work group of Health Level Seven (HL7), the principal international standards development organization for health information technology.  He is a co-author of Improving Outcomes with Clinical Decision Support:  An Implementer’s Guide, the first edition of which was named 2005 Book of the Year and the second edition as 2012 Book of the Year by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS).  He has been a member of the scientific program committees of the premier scientific meetings of biomedical informatics in the USA:  the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) Annual Symposium and the AMIA Spring Congress.  He is an editor of the clinical informatics subspecialty preparation examination being produced by the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA).  He has been an invited lecturer both nationally and internationally, including at major conferences in Argentina, Australia, Canada, Korea, New Zealand and Taiwan.  He is a member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Computers in Healthcare.  He has served further as a reviewer for major journals in the discipline of Biomedical Informatics, including the International Journal of Medical Informatics and the Journal of Biomedical Informatics, and he has published in numerous journals and conference proceedings.  For additional information, see  http://jenders.bol.ucla.edu.