Wanda Pratt, PhD, is a Professor in the Information School with an adjunct appointment in the Division of Biomedical & Health Informatics in the Medical School at the University of Washington. She received her Ph.D. in Medical Informatics from Stanford University, her M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Texas, and her B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Kansas. Her research focuses on understanding patients’ needs and designing new technologies to address those needs. She has worked with people coping with a variety of chronic diseases, such as cancer, diabetes, asthma, and heart disease. Dr. Pratt has received best paper awards from the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA), the ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, and the Journal of the American Society of Information Science & Technology (JASIS&T). Her research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the National Library of Medicine, the Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality, the Robert Woods Johnson Foundation, Intel, and Microsoft. Dr. Pratt is a fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics.
Edward H. Shortliffe, MD, PhD, is Professor of Biomedical Informatics and Senior Advisor to the Executive Vice Provost and Dean in the College of Health Solutions at Arizona State University. He is also Adjunct Professor of Biomedical Informatics at Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons and Adjunct Professor of Healthcare Policy and Research (Health Informatics) at Weill Cornell Medical College. Previously he served from July 2009 through March 2012 as President and Chief Executive Officer of the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA), headquartered in Bethesda, MD, where he was involved with the early establishment of the relationship between CHI and AMIA. Currently, he is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Biomedical Informatics, and serves on the editorial boards for several other biomedical informatics publications. After receiving an A.B. in Applied Mathematics from Harvard College in 1970, he moved to Stanford University where he was awarded a Ph.D. in Medical Information Sciences in 1975 and an M.D. in 1976. During the 1970s, he was principal developer of the medical expert system known as MYCIN. He continues to be closely involved with medical education and biomedical informatics graduate training. His research interests include the broad range of issues related to integrated decision-support systems, their effective implementation, and the role of the Internet in health care.