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Health Information Technologies and Healthcare Disparities

September 21, 2012

M.Chris Gibbons, MD, MPH
Associate Director, Johns Hopkins Urban Health Institute
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Public Health and Health Informatics, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions

About the Presenter: Dr. Gibbons is an Associate Director of the Johns Hopkins Urban Health Institute and is an Assistant Professor of Medicine, Public Health and Health Informatics at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions.  Dr. Gibbons’ is a Physician Informatician, Healthcare Disparities and Urban Health expert, whose research focuses on the use of technology and Consumer Health informatics to improve healthcare disparities. Dr. Gibbons has been named a Health Disparities Scholar by the National Center for Minority Health and Health Disparities at the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Gibbon’s has recently authored/edited 4 books including “eHealth Solutions for Healthcare Disparities”. Dr. Gibbons’ work is also leading the emergence of the field of Populomics. He is an advisor and expert consultant to several state and federal agencies and policymakers in the areas of urban health, eHealth, minority health and healthcare disparities. Dr. Gibbons obtained his medical degree from the University of Alabama. He then completed residency training in Preventive Medicine, fellowship training in General Surgery and also in molecular oncology basic research. Finally he earned a Master of Public Health degree focusing in health promotion among urban and disadvantaged populations, all from Johns Hopkins.