Associate Professor
Division of Preventive Medicine

Contact Information:

Medical Towers 641
1717 11th Avenue South
Birmingham, Alabama 35205
Phone: (205) 975-7131
Fax: (205) 934-4262

Research Interests

  • Informatics services for high throughput data including microarray and next generation sequencing (NGS)
  • Integration of Medical Informatics and Bioinformatics through data mining and information system development
  • Application of gene expression profiles for personalized medicine

Educational Background

  • UAB, MS Health Informatics, Birmingham, AL, USA, 2002
  • Mount Sinai -NYU Medical Center, PhD Biomedical Sciences, NY, USA, 1999
  • Bethune Medical University, MD, Changchun, China, 1986

Professional Activities

  • American Society of Gene Therapy (ASGT)
  • American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA)


  • Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship in Applied Informatics from NLM/NIH. May 2001-April 2003
  • Charles Brooks Award for Creativity, UAB School of Health Professions. 2002
  • CUNY Fellowship for Ph.D. program in Biomedical Sciences. September 1993- September 1994