Yang Gong, MD, PhD

Associate Professor


UTHealth School of Biomedical Informatics
7000 Fannin St., Suite 600, Houston, TX 77030  
Phone: 713-500-3547
Fax: 713-500-3907


Research Areas

Dr. Gong’s research interests fall into three streams: (1) Human-centered design in clinical Informatics; (2) Medical incident reporting and  management system; (3)Health information technology supporting aging-in-place


  • Khairat S, Gong Y,  ICU Communication representation: clinician- clinician and clinician-computer interactions. Journal of Health Med Informatics, 2011, S1. doi:10.4172/2157-7420.S1-001
  • Gong Y, Chandra A, Developing an integrated display of health data for aging in place, Journal of Human Factors and Ergonomics in Manufacturing & Service Industries, 2011, doi:10.1002/ hfm.20346
  • Gong Y, Data Consistency in a voluntary medical incident reporting system. Journal of Medical Systems, 2011, 35(4), 609-615
  • Gong Y, Zhang J, Toward a human-centered hyperlipidemia management system: the interaction between internal and external information on relational data search. Journal of Medical Systems, 2011, 35: 169-177
  • Gong Y, Toward a human-centered voluntary medical incident reporting system, Studies in Health Technology & Informatics. 2010, 160:729-33
  • Khairat S, Gong Y, Understanding effective clinical communication in medical errors, Studies in Health Technology & Informatics. 2010,160:704-8
  • Hua L, Gong Y, Developing a user-centered voluntary medical incident reporting system, Studies in Health Technology & Informatics, 2010, 160:203-7
  • Alafaireet P, Houghton H, Petroski G, Gong Y, Savage GT, Toward determining the structure of psychiatric visit no-adherence.  Journal of Ambulatory Care Management, 2009, 33(2), 108-116
  • Alafaireet P, Houghton H, Savage G, Gong Y, Using electronic data sources to understand the determinants of psychiatric visit non-adherence. Proceedings / AMIA. Annual Symposium, 2009, 11-5
  • Gong Y, Zhu M, Li J, Turley JP, Zhang J, Clinical communication ontology for medical errors. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, 2007, 12(Pt 2):1007-11
  • Gong Y, Zhang J, Distributed information analyses for information search tasks. Proceedings / AMIA. Annual Symposium 2005, 281-5
  • Gong Y, Zhang T, Rukab J, Johnson K, Malin JT, Zhang J, Design and development of a search interface for an information gathering tool. Studies in Health Technology & Informatics, 2004, 5:1471-5