Mr. Bearden works as a programmer analyst in UTHealth's School of Biomedical Informatics at Houston, Clinical Research Unit Informatics Core. He earned an A.B. in German from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, an M.A. in German from the University of Texas at Austin, and a Master's of Library Science from the University of North Texas. Mr. Bearden has been a developer for over seven years; his past work includes XML language development, digital typesetting, and database development. He is presently involved in mining clinical data for research purposes, including the application of natural language processing techniques to unstructured text. He has experience with Python, Jython, Java, SQL, XSLT 1.0, LaTeX, XSL-FO, and RelaxNG.
Michael Byrne is a programmer analyst in the UTHealth’s SBMI Clinical Research Unit Informatics Core. He graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in Applied Mathematics in 2004 and joined the Neurobiology department at the University Of Texas Medical School. Prior to joining UTHealth, he spent five years modeling neurobiological processes involved with learning and memory at the molecular scale and developed tools such as the Cellular Dynamic Simulator. Mr. Byrne joined the School of Biomedical Informatics in 2010 and is currently leading the Master Person Index project, aimed at resolving the issues arising from duplicate patient records occurring within billing data.
Ms. Guerrero graduated from Our Lady of the Lake University with a bachelor degree in Liberal Arts in 1996. She has extensive experience in IT application development, regulatory compliance, business continuity and disaster recovery, IT security, and project management, having completed over 20 years of service in the oil industry. Certified in IT security (CISSP), IT audit (CISA) and project management (PMP), she works on the bioinformatics team as a Project Manager.
Emily works as a programmer analyst in UTHealth's Bioinformatics Service Center at Houston. She earned a B.S. in Biochemistry from Peking University of China, and M.S. in Computer Science from University of Houston. Emily has done microarray and expression data analysis, biomarker identification, Genome-wide association and sequencing analysis.
713-500-3609 / 713-500-7510 Emily.Y.Lu@uth.tmc.edu
Joseph Applegate has worked as a programmer analyst for the Biomedical Informatics Group since 2013. He received a BS in Management Information Systems from Oklahoma State University, specializing in database analysis and network security. In addition to exploring how information systems can improve healthcare, he has interests in natural language processing, artificial intelligence (especially computer vision), mobile apps and game development. He currently works on analyzing and staging the Clinical Data Warehouse, and supporting applications for the research and medical community.
Ron joined the Biomedical Informatics Group in 2014 where he works as a programmer analyst. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from New York University (NYU). His interests include machine learning, application programming and physical computing. Ron has experience in both computer and laboratory life science and has performed a variety of electrophysiological and cytological experiments in addition to his experience in systems analysis, systems administration and programming.