Barbara Gladson PhD
Chair of the Department
Dr. Gladson is the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the School of Health professions. She has been at Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences for 26 years first as an assistant professor in the Rehabilitation and Movement Science Department, and now a full professor and Interim Chair of the Health Informatics Department. She has been the driving force behind the development of the Rutgers Biopharma Educational Initiative which brought together several schools and pharmaceutical companies to offer online education for the biopharmaceutical employee. Under her leadership the program has enjoyed tremendous growth and has received recognition among academic programs in clinical research as having a unique curriculum design.
Dr. Gladson has earned a BS from the University of Pennsylvania in Occupational Therapy, a MS degree in Physical Therapy from Columbia and a PhD in Pharmacology from the Rutgers Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. In 2015 she was selected to attend the prestigious HERS Leadership Conference designed for women in higher education.
Shankar Srinivasan PhD
Shankar Srinivasan is currently an Associate Professor and a Program Director of the Biomedical Informatics Program in Rutgers-SHP's Health
Informatics Department and has taught in universities in Singapore and
Australia. His research interests are mainly in the areas of health care data
analysis, neuro-fuzzy systems and health outcomes research. He
has published in various international conference proceedings and journals.
Barbara Manger MPA, RHIA, CCS
Barbara Manger is currently an Associate Professor in Rutgers-SHP's Health
Informatics Department and the Program Director of the Health Information
Management Program. She has published in various conference proceedings and
journals and plays an active leadership role in the New Jersey Health
Information Management Association.
Syed Haque PhD
Syed Haque is a Professor of Health Informatics and his interest areas include health care outcomes measurement and research
and health care data mining. He has published extensively in journals and in
several conferences, and has also served as Chair in several international
conferences. He has been Recognized/Certified as Internationally Registered
Technology Specialist (IR7), by the Secretariat to the IRTS Council,
International Technology Institute, San Diego, CA. He is also on the Editorial
Board of The Journal on Information Technology in Healthcare.
Antonina Mitrofanova PhD
Antonina Mitrofanova is currently an Assistant Professor and Director of Biomedical Informatics Research in the department of Health Informatics at SHP at Rutgers. Her laboratory investigates transcriptional as well as epigenetic mechanisms that drive cancer initiation, progression, and metastases. Furthermore, her lab interests expand to elucidating mechanisms of drug response and resistance and identifying novel drug and drug combinations to target cancer malignancies.
Frederick Coffman PhD
Dr. Frederick Coffman is an Associate Professor in the Department of Health Informatics. Prior to his coming to Health Informatics, Dr. Coffman spent over 25 years as a medical school faculty member, performing cancer-related research, directing graduate school courses and graduate programs, and lecturing in over 20 different courses in the graduate, medical, and dental schools. He has published his research in numerous peer-reviewed publications, written invited reviews and book chapters, and has presented his work at national meetings. While involved in a number of cancer-related projects, Dr. Coffman’s primary research foci are the enhancement of tumor cell killing by tumor necrosis factor, the regulation of DNA replication initiation in leukemia cells, tissue remodeling in soft tissue tumors, and most recently the biophysical profiling of cancer cells. Biomedical informatics is the driving force in the development of precision medicine approaches to disease treatments, particularly in the treatment of cancers, and Dr. Coffman is developing educational and collaborative research projects to prepare our students for careers in this exciting and rapidly evolving environment.
Masayuki Shibata PhD
Masayuki Shibata is currently an Associate Professor in Rutgers-SHP's Health
Informatics Department. His areas of research include drug discovery and
molecular modelling. He has published in various international conference
proceedings and journals.
Kathleen Kirk is currently an Assistant Professor in Rutgers-SHP's Health
Informatics Department and the Health Information
Management Program. She plays an active leadership role in the New Jersey Health
Information Management Association.