Jose Florez-Arango

Associate Professor
Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Office
526
Jose Florez-Arango is a Medical Doctor (MD) trained in Medellin Colombia, with a master’s degree in Biomedical Sciences, and a PhD on Health Informatics.
He was a Fulbright scholar and has experience in emergency medicine, prehospital care and emergency management, tropical diseases, global health, and telemedicine. As an Informatician, his previous experience includes clinical decision support systems, development of health information systems based-on international standards, mHealth, human-computer interaction, human factors, interoperability and controlled vocabularies. He has participated in curricular reforms, developed curricular content, and implemented electronic curriculum management tools. He has also been involved in developing clinical simulation centers in Colombia, two virtual learning environments, and one dual degree online master program. He has taught courses on the practice of medicine, foreign languages, human physiology, medical semiology, emergency and disaster medicine, and health informatics. He is passionate about exploring new didactics and methods for knowledge and skills acquisition for health professionals.
Degrees
PhD in Health Informatics from The University of Texas Health Science Center - School of Health Information Sciences, Houston, TX
MSc in Biomedical Sciences from Universidad de Antioquia, Medellin
MD in Medicine and Surgery from Universidad de Antioquia, Medellin
Research Interests
mHealth
Human Computer Interaction
Cognitive Aids. Decision Support Systems
Healthcare in low resources environments
Disaster Management

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