ICBI Faculty

Director, Health Information Technology and Operations
Adil Alaoui, Director of Health Information Technology and Operations, provides leadership, integrated management, and strategic direction to align research requirements with technical solutions. He is responsible for the design and implementation of Health Information Exchange approaches to integrate disparate systems and maintain heterogeneous data in secure research data warehouses for secondary use.

Robert Beckman, M.D. is currently Professor of Oncology and of Biostatistics, Bioinformatics, and Biomathematics at Georgetown University Medical Center. Dr. Beckman is an oncology clinical researcher and mathematical biologist, whose goals are to develop cancer therapies and to improve the way cancer therapies are developed and deployed in patients, with emphasis on personalized medicine, tumor heterogeneity, and tumor evolution.

Anas Belouali, MEng, MS

Anas Belouali is an experienced Lead Data Scientist with an extensive background in software and data engineering and a demonstrated history of leading and implementing data science and machine learning projects in healthcare. As research faculty at ICBI at Georgetown University Medical Center, Anas leads research efforts in health data science, clinical informatics, and health IT. He designs and builds clinical research data warehouses and develops predictive models for disease risks, outcomes, and adverse events using big data analytics and integrating disparate data sources, including EHR, multi-omics data, behavioral, and imaging data.

Associate Professor
Dr. Simina Boca joined ICBI in April 2014. Her research primarily focuses on the development of methods and tools for the analysis of “omics” data, including genomics and metabolomics, especially as they relate to cancer. Further areas of substantive interest include cancer epidemiology and population genetics. Before joining Georgetown, Dr. Boca was a postdoctoral fellow in the Biostatistics Branch within the Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics at the National Cancer Institute. She holds a Ph.D. in Biostatistics and an M.H.S. in Bioinformatics from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Dr. Nathan Cobb is a practicing Pulmonary and Critical Care physician whose work in informatics and behavior change has spanned non-profit foundations, academia and industry. His research focuses on the development of novel behavior change interventions that leverage social networks, online communications and tailored messaging.

Allan Fong, MS

Allan Fong focuses on developing, integrating, and applying advanced technologies and techniques to study and improve healthcare systems. Allan has a background in engineering, computer science, and human factors, and is particularly interested in natural language processing, predictive analytics, information visualization, and sensor integration to understand clinical workflow and promote patient safety and health literacy. 

Yuriy Gusev, PhD

Associate Professor
Dr. Yuriy Gusev has over 20 years of experience in academic and industry research in the fields of bioinformatics, systems biology, biomarker discovery, and computational modeling of biological systems. He has over 70 peer-reviewed publications in the areas of microRNA, gene, and protein expression profiling in cancer and other human diseases; and quantitative analysis and mathematical modeling of cancer progression and chromosomal instability. He is a Bioinformatics Lead at the Georgetown Innovation Center for Biomedical Informatics (ICBI) and he is responsible for directing the analytical team in the development of pipelines for multi-omics and Next Generation Sequencing data analysis and integration.

Subha Madhavan, PhD

Chief Data Scientist, GUMC and Director, Biomedical Informatics
Dr. Subha Madhavan is the Chief Data Scientist at the Georgetown University Medical Center and Director of the Innovation Center for Biomedical Informatics (ICBI) and Associate Professor of Oncology. She is a world-class leader in data science, clinical informatics and health IT who is responsible for several biomedical informatics efforts including the software development of Georgetown Database of Cancer (G-DOC) a resource for both researchers and clinicians to realize the goals of personalized medicine and co-directs Lombardi Cancer Center’s Biostatistics and Bioinformatics shared resource.

Kevin Maloy, M.D. is a Clinical Informaticist and Developer for the MedStar Institute for Innovation (MI2) where he collaborates with various nurses and doctors at most MedStar hospitals to make novel software. If an associate has a problem they feel software should be able to solve, Kevin makes it happen, and usually quickly. Projects have included point of care iPad rounding tools for patient satisfaction, situational awareness and seamless high risk alerting systems for Emergency Departments, residency evaluation systems in the context of ACGME’s milestones initiative, and a push notification system for laboratory results in the operating rooms.

Assistant Professor
Dr. Matthew McCoy joined ICBI as a new faculty member in November 2016. Interested in using computational methods and multi-scale modeling to study the underlying mechanisms of genetic disease, Dr. McCoy’s current research aims to understand how genomic mutations alter protein function, and how functional changes impact the emergent behavior in biological systems.

Professor, Bioinformatics
Dr. Peter McGarvey is Research Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular & Cellular Biology, Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC). Has academic and commercial experience in molecular biology, biotechnology, bioinformatics and software development, and his research interests include genomic and proteomic analysis, biological databases, and data visualization.

Dr. Miller is the Scientific Director of the National Center for Human Factors in Healthcare and Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Georgetown University School of Medicine. She is a clinically oriented human factors researcher focusing on medical decision-making and behavior, informatics, and the assessment of medical interventions and practices with an emphasis on usability, human error, and patient safety. Her portfolio includes federally funded work from the National Institutes of Health, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, and the National Science Foundation.

Research Program Manager 
Shruti is a Research Program Manager at the Innovation Center for Biomedical Informatics and a Research Instructor in the Department of Oncology at Georgetown University. She has over 8 years of professional experience working in biomedical informatics, particularly in curating biomarkers for cancer precision medicine, developing standards to annotate and report clinically relevant variants, and conduct functional analyses and interpretation of multi-omics data using different bioinformatics tools and resources.

As Director of the MedStar Health National Center for Human Factors in Healthcare, Dr. Ratwani applies human factors and cognitive science theories to challenging healthcare problems to develop innovative solutions. Dr. Ratwani is an assistant professor of emergency medicine at Georgetown University in addition to his role with the Human Factors Center. He holds a master’s and PhD in psychology, with a focus on human factors, from George Mason University. He was a National Research Council postdoctoral fellow at the Naval Research Laboratory where he received the Alan Berman publication award. Dr. Ratwani has extensive experience planning, managing and executing large-scale research programs.

Dr. Hank Rappaport is a Senior Clinical Informaticist in the MedStar Institute for Innovation, a setting in which he creates novel applications of information technology to meet the needs of the healthcare environment. Areas of interest include data analytics, workflow and quality improvement, care coordination, and applications of 3D printing in healthcare.