Biographies are not updated after time with SCANNER
large_naveen.ashish Naveen Ashish, PhD, is an Associate Professor & Scientist with the Calit2 Institute at UC Irvine. He is a computer scientist specializing in information management and semantics. He received a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Southern California in 2000 and has led several research projects in data integration and other areas since. For SCANNER he is leading the activity in clinical information sharing and integration using mediator based approaches and technologies. He has over 50 research publications including 30 related to the specific area of information integration and mediation.

Aziz Boxwala, MD, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the UCSD School of Medicine's Division of Biomedical Informatics, where he directs the Section on Clinical Informatics. He has dual training in medicine and biomedical engineering/informatics. He has developed the clinical data warehouse for research, a data collection derived from the electronic medical record system at the UCSD Medical Center.


Natasha Balac, PhD, is a Program Manager in the UCSD School of Medicine’s Division of Biomedical Informatics. She is specialized in machine learning and leads a large project to analyze data from the Centers for Medicare Services in search of fraudulent patterns



Jonathan Hare
Jonathan Hare, MBA is the Chairman and Founder of Resilient Network Systems.  He is a serial entrepreneur and technology executive, and has held a variety of executive roles spanning strategy, product management, software development, strategic alliances, and marketing over a twenty year career. He has broad expertise in internet and enterprise software, security and privacy technology, electronic health records, and healthcare policy.  His role in the SCANNER project will be to contribute to network and security architecture design and implementation as well as to recruit and coordinate the activities of technology vendors and healthcare ecosystem participants.  He will also serve as a liaison to SCANNER’s policy working groups to ensure that the security and privacy policies developed can be implemented and enforced by the network.


David Hartzband, DSc is the Chief Technology Officer at Resilient Network Systems and a Lecturer of Engineering Systems at MIT.  Over the past 25 years, he has been a leader and innovator in the design and deployment of large-scale distributed systems to manage information and provide analysis, reporting, and other capabilities for both research and commercial use.  At Resilient Network Systems, he has concentrated on translating a very advanced set of concepts into an implementation of a network-based system that can substantially improve the software technology used in healthcare information systems.  His role in the SCANNER project will be to lead the design and implementation of a scalable electronic infrastructure to collect data and perform analysis for comparative effectiveness research.
Joshua Lee, MD, is the Chair of the Medical Records and Informatics Committee and is the Medical Director of Information Services for the Medical Center. He is responsible for ongoing enhancements to the inpatient systems as well as the implementation of the ambulatory electronic medical record at UCSD Medical Center. His research interests include ways to optimize online clinical documentation and to improve patient safety through online order entry.
Omolola Ogunyemi Omolola Ogunyemi, PhD is the Director of the Center for Biomedical Informatics and an Associate Professor at Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science. At the Center for Biomedical Informatics, she and her team conduct original research on the optimal use of health information technology in urban, medically underserved settings and develop novel computational and sociotechnical solutions for research problems involving underserved settings. She currently leads a project with six South Los Angeles federally qualified health centers on using telemedicine to detect diabetic retinopathy in uninsured and underinsured patients who have limited access to specialty care. Part of this work involves having clinics assess their ability to meet clinical practice guidelines for diabetes care. One of her previous undertakings at Brigham and Women’s Hospital involved data modeling and developing a computer-interpretable language for computable clinical practice guidelines as part of the Guideline Interchange Format (GLIF) project. Dr. Ogunyemi will bring these experiences to the SCANNER project.

Kiltesh Patel, MS, is the chief architect for the Division of Biomedical Informatics at UCSD. He designs and oversees software development for the Clinical Data Warehouse, application program interfaces for the Clinical Trial Management System, clinical decision support tools for use within the Electronic Health Record system deployed in the Medical Center, and various enterprise database enhancements, including open-source gene expression database.



Cindy_cropped_v2 Cindy Wong, BA, is a Staff Research Associate in the UCSD School of Medicine’s Division of Biomedical Informatics. Her research interests include behavioral psychology, sign language, and child development.