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Vimla L. Patel
Appointments

Current

  • Senior Research Scientist and Director, Center for Cognitive Studies in Medicine and Public Health, The New York Academy of Medicine, New York, NY
  • Professor, Department of Biomedical Informatics, Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ
  • Adjunct Professor, Department of Biomedical Informatics, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY
  • Adjunct Professor, Department of Healthcare Policy and Research, Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University, New York, NY
  • Research Affiliate, Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, AZ
  • Consultant, IBM

Past

  • 2009-2011 Co-Director, Center for Cognitive Informatics and Decision Making, School of Biomedical Informatics, UT-Houston, TX
  • 2009-2011 Professor, School of Biomedical Informatics, University of Texas, Houston, TX
  • 2007-2009 Director, Medical Education Research, College of Medicine, University of Arizona, Phoenix
  • 2007-2009 Professor of Basic Medical Sciences, College of Medicine, University of Arizona, Phoenix
  • 2008-2009 Professor and Vice-Chair, Department of Biomedical Informatics, Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering, Arizona State University, Phoenix
  • 2007-2008 Professor and Interim chair, Department of Biomedical Informatics, Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering, Arizona State University, Phoenix
  • 2008-2009 Professor and Vice-Chair, Department of Biomedical Informatics, Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering, Arizona State University, Phoenix
  • 2007-2008 Professor and Interim chair, Department of Biomedical Informatics, Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering, Arizona State University, Phoenix
  • 2003-2007 Adjunct Professor of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University, Montreal, Que., Canada
  • 2000-2007 Adjunct Professor of Psychology and Education, Department of Human Development, Teacherfs College, Columbia University, New York
  • 2000-2007 Professor, Department of Biomedical Informatics, Columbia University, New York, NY
  • 2000-2007 Professor of Medical Psychology, Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University, New York, NY
  • 2006 Adjunct Member, Graduate Faculty, Department of Management, Rutgers University, Newark
  • 2000 Visiting Professor, Stanford Medical Informatics, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California
  • 1999 Visiting Professor, Department of Health Informatics, School of Allied Health Sciences, University of Texas at Houston, Houston, Texas
  • 1999 Visiting Scholar, Psychological Studies in Education, School of Education, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
  • 1994-2001 Director, Centre for Medical Education, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University
  • 1993-1997 Director, McGill Cognitive Science Centre, Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research, McGill University
  • 1993 Associate Member, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Science, McGill University
  • 1990 Professor, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, McGill -University
  • 1989 Visiting Scholar, Department of Computational Linguistics, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
  • 1987-1993 Member, Cognitive Science Centre, Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research, McGill University
  • 1987-1993 Associate Director, Centre for Medical Education, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University
  • 1987-1990 Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University (with tenure)
  • 1984 Medical Scientist, Department of Medicine, Royal Victoria Hospital, McGill University Hospital Centre
  • 1983-1996 Associate Member, Department of Educational Psychology, Faculty of Education, McGill University
  • 1983-1986 Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University
  • 1982-1983 Research Associate, Centre for Medical Education, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University
    Lecturer, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University
    Faculty Lecturer, Department of Educational Psychology & Counseling, Faculty of Education, McGill University

Awards and Honors

  • 1994 Elected "Woman of Science" for the year (Sweden)
  • 1996 Fellow, The Royal Society of Canada (elected by the Academy of Humanities and Social Sciences)
  • 1996 Elected Fellow, American College of Medical Informatics
  • 1997 Elected Member, Board of Governors, Cognitive Science Society
  • 1998 D.Sc. (honorary), University of Victoria, BC, Canada
  • 2002 Outstanding Manuscript Award in Educational Methodology, Journal of Dental Education
  • 2003-2006 Vice President (Member Service), International Medical Informatics Association Governing Board
  • 2004 Elected Fellow, New York Academy of Medicine
  • 2007 Selected for Marquis Who's Who in the World
  • 2008 Service Faculty of the Year Award, School of Computing and Informatics, Arizona State University.
  • 2009 STAR Award (with Edward Shortliffe), University of Texas System, University of Texas in Houston
  • 2009 Vice Chair, AMIA 2009 Scientific Program Committee, 2009
  • 2013 Hind Rattan Award Recipient, NRI Welfare Society of India, New Delhi, India
  • 2013 AMIA Leadership Award Recipient, American Medical Informatics Association, Washington DC, USA
  • 2016 Five Year Service Award from the New York Academy of Medicine, NY
  • 2017 Elected Member, International Academy of Health Information Sciences

Professional-Academic Services (Selected)

  • Associate Editor, Journal of Biomedical Informatics, 2008-Present
  • Editorial Board, Artificial Intelligence in Medicine, Present
  • Editorial Board, Advances in Health Science and Education, Present
  • Member, Medinfo Student Paper Committee, 2010, 2013, 2015
  • Member, ACMI Membership Selection Committee, AMIA, 2014-2015
  • Member, Executive Committee, Gulf Coast Consortia/Keck Center for Quantitative Biomedical Sciences, Rice University, 2011
  • Chair, AMIA Student Paper Advisory Committee (SPAC), 2010
  • Member, AMIA Awards Committee, 2010-2011
  • Member, the Institute of Medicine Committee (IOM) on Patient Safety and Health Information Technology, 2010-2011
  • Member, Research Misconduct Investigation Committee (Provost’s Office) UT Health, Houston, 2010-2011
  • Vice Chair, AMIA Program Committee. Washington D.C, 2009
  • Member, Clinical and Translation Science Award (CTSA) Peer Review Panel, NCRR, NIH, 2008-2011
  • Member, Clinical Research Review Committee, the National Center for Research Resources (NCRR), Bethesda, MD, 2007-2009
  • Chair, Search Committee for Faculty Recruitment, Department of Biomedical Informatics, Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ, 2007-09
  • Co-Chair, Curriculum Committee, Department of Biomedical Informatics, Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ, 2007-09
  • Member, International Adjudication Committee, International R1search Chairs Initiative (IRCI), Canada, 2007
  • Chair, Committee on Opportunities in Basic Research in the Behavioral and Social Sciences for the U.S Military, National Research Council, U.S.A, 2007
  • National Research Council, Committee on Opportunities in Basic Research in the Behavioral and Social Sciences for the U.S. Military, 2006
  • The Center for Decision Sciences ISERP Columbia University, Member, Board of Directors NY. 2001-2006
  • National Science Foundation, Member of Site Visit Team, Centers of Bio-Engineering Education, 1999-2006
  • National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH): Member of Scientific Review Committees 2004-2006
  • National Library of Medicine (NIH): Member of Scientific Review Committees 2004-2006
  • National Science Foundation, Committee on Bio-engineering Training and Education program, 1999-2002
  • Medical Research Council Canada, Committee for Selection of Canadian Chairs of Scientific Excellence, 1999
  • International Medical Informatics Association, Medinfo2001, London, U.K. Chair, Editorial Committee, 1999
  • National Research Council, Member of Roundtable on Work, Learning and Assessment, Commission on Behavioral Science and Education 1997
  • Chair, Scientific Review Committee, HEALNet, a National Center of Excellence, Canada. 1996
  • National Research Council, Member of advisory team on "Marshaling Technology for Development" to The World Bank, Irvine, CA, 1994

Notable National Committees

  • 1994 Advisor to The World Bank on gMarshaling Technology for Developmenth through the National Research Council of the National Academies of Sciences. Washington, DC and Irvine, CA
  • 1996 Chair, Scientific Review Committee, National Centers of Excellence, Canada
  • 1997 Member, Roundtable on Work, Learning and Assessment, National Research Council, USA
  • 1999 Chair, Editorial Committee, Medinfo2001, International Medical Informatics Association, London, UK
  • 1999 Member, Selection Committee, Canadian Chairs of Scientific Excellence, Medical Research Council Canada
  • 1999-2007 Member, Bioengineering Training and Education Program, National Science Foundation, USA
  • 2001-2007 Member, Board of Directors, the Center for Decision Sciences ISERP, and Columbia University, NY
  • 2006 Member, Committee on Opportunities in Basic Research in the Behavioral and the Social Sciences for the Military, National Research Council, U.S.A.
  • 2007-2009 Member, Clinical Research Review Committee, the National Center for Research Resources (NCRR)
  • 2008 Member, International Adjudication Committee, International Research Chairs Initiative (IRCI), Canada
  • 2011 Member, the Institute of Medicine Committee (IOM) Committee on Patient Safety and HIT
  • 2011-2013 Chair, AMIA Student Paper Competition Advisory Committee (SPAC)
  • 2015 Member, PCAST, gEngagement & Connectivityh working group on Technology and Aging
  • 2016 Member, DoD, Joint Research Program committee on Medical Decision Aids and Simulations
  • 2017 Chairperson, Scientific Review Group, NIH-National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS), March, 2017

 



 
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