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.

Assistant 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.

Ian M. Brooks, PhD

Dr. Brooks is Director of Surgical Research at Anne Arundel Medical Center, in Annapolis, MD. He was previously Associate Director of Biomedical Informatics for MedStar Health Research Institute

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.

John has nearly 30 years of experience as a successful entrepreneur, investor and proven strategic operator. He successfully founded, managed and realized the value of a number of companies in diverse industries like insurance, human capital management, education/training, rights licensing, on-line music videos, and mortgage servicing.

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.

Associate Professor, Bioinformatics
Dr. Peter McGarvey is Research Associate 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.

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.