UCSD names head of biomedical informatics


Lucila Ohno-Machado, M.D., Ph.D., has been named to head UCSD Health Sciences’ Division of Biomedical Informatics.

In her new post, she will work closely with physicians at the university medical center, with various academic departments at the university, as well as with scientists at the San Diego Supercomputer Center and the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2).

Under Ohno-Machado’s leadership, UCSD will implement a graduate program in biomedical informatics, as well as a research and development program and will organize health information technology initiatives on campus.

Besides her UCSD responsibilities, she is associate editor of the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, and will also serve as associate editor of the Journal of Biomedical Informatics starting 2010. She chairs the scientific program committee for the 2009 American Medical Informatics Association Annual Symposium.