Hogarth Joins UC San Diego Health as Clinical Research Information Officer and Director of ACTRI Biomedical Informatics

Leading biomedical informatician Michael Hogarth, MD, has joined UC San Diego Health as Clinical Research Information Officer (CRIO) and director of the Altman Clinical and Translational Research Institute (ACTRI) Biomedical Informatics unit. Dr. Hogarth most recently served as Professor of Clinical Medicine and Vice-chair for Informatics in the Department of Pathology at UC Davis. Dr. Hogarth joins the Department of Medicine and the Health System Department of Biomedical Informatics (DBMI). Faculty in the Health System DBMI pursue a tripartite mission of service, research, and training.

Dr. Hogarth will serve as CRIO, reporting jointly to Drs. Gary S. Firestein and Christopher Longhurst. In this role, he will lead efforts to align and integrate resources in Information Services with clinical research informatics, including ACTRI services. He will also develop and optimize strategies to use our current technology and systems to support the integration of research with patient care, including the use of the electronic medical record (EMR) for clinical trial recruitment and EMR data for observational research.

Dr. Hogarth graduated from the biomedical engineering program at Texas A&M University and received his medical degree from the University of Texas-Southwestern. He completed a medical informatics fellowship at UC Davis. Dr. Hogarth is board certified in internal medicine. He is highly experienced in EMR systems and on ways to optimize them to serve the needs of clinicians. Dr. Hogarth’s research relates to health information technology, with particular interests in clinical research, biomedical natural language processing, and databases. He has won the prestigious UC Sutter award for innovations in information technology and serves as an expert consultant for several projects. He is a co-founder of the UC-Research eXchange (UC-ReX) consortium and is an elected member of the American College of Medical Informatics.

Dr. Hogarth has developed novel approaches to biomedical data modeling and natural language processing and will continue this line of research at the School of Medicine. He will also teach in the informatics curriculum and advise trainees in the ACGME-accredited fellowship in clinical informatics, biomedical informatics tracks of various graduate programs, and in the Health System DBMI internship program for undergraduate and high school students. Together with faculty from the School of Medicine, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Jacobs School of Engineering, Dr. Hogarth will help develop and implement the Master’s program in Clinical Informatics at UC San Diego.

Please join us in welcoming Michael Hogarth to UC San Diego Health and the School of Medicine.