UTHSCSA Faculty Profiles v1.0

Tirado-Ramos, Alfredo PhD

School of Medicine
Epidemiology & Biostatistics

After eighteen years of research in informatics methods and technical development of data-centric information systems ? reaching from prevention to treatment and rehabilitation ? Dr. Tirado-Ramos has a proven, documented track in research information systems strategy development and implementation, while leading research projects within the framework of multidisciplinary scientific collaborations in biomedicine. As the chief and founder of the Clinical Informatics Research Division of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Dr. Tirado-Ramos leads a full-spectrum biomedical informatics program and explores the intersection between informatics, translational science, and clinically relevant data-centric problems including, but not limited to, computable phenotype-based research in health disparities, obesity, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, ageing, and cancer. Under the umbrella of successful PCORI awards, he created and maintains an information research system for interdisciplinary collaboration between pediatric endocrinologists, cancer researchers and neurologists, creating new institutional governance frameworks along the way. He also co-directs the informatics core at the Claude Pepper Older Americans Independence Center, a National Institute on Aging award, where he works on state of the art informatics infrastructures to investigate innovative interventions that target the aging process as well as aging-related diseases, with a major focus on pharmacologic interventions. Previous to arriving at the University of Texas, he served at Emory University School of Medicine as Associate Director for the Biomedical Informatics Core at the Center for AIDS Research at the Rollins School of Public Health. He also served as Scientific Member of the Winship Cancer Institute Prevention and Control Program and Senior Member of the Research Staff at the Center for Comprehensive Informatics. His work at Emory University focused on informatics applied to clinically-relevant biomedical challenges, including the correlations between infectious disease and cancer, as well as whole genome sequencing for vaccine development research, with support from the Atlanta Clinical and Translational Science Institute, Atlanta?s Clinical and Translational Science Awards hub, which includes the Georgia Institute of Technology and Morehouse School of Medicine.

1/2015 - Present Co-Director University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, Barshop Institute, San Antonio, TX
6/2014 - Present Site-Principal Investigator University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Epidemiology & Biostatistics, San Antonio, TX
9/2013 - Present Chief, Clinical Informatics Research Division University of Texas Health Science Center, Epidemiology & Biostatistics, San Antonio, TX
9/2013 - Present Assistant Professor (Non Tenure - On Track) University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Epidemiology & Biostatistics, San Antonio, TX
4/2009 - Present Adjunct Professor Emory University, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Atlanta, GA