Jay S Patel

Assistant Professor
Health Services Administration and Policy
1301 Cecil B. Moore Ave.


Dr. Jay S. Patel received his bachelor of dental surgery from Rajiv Gandhi University, a master of science in biomedical informatics from Rutgers University, and a PhD in health informatics from the School of Informatics and Computing and School of Dentistry at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis. Dr. Patel then completed an assistant research scientist fellowship at Temple University College of Public Health.

Dr. Patel’s research focuses on developing and implementing health information technology to improve patient care and outcomes. Dr. Patel’s lab focuses on two areas: 1) clinical research and 2) methodological research. His clinical and public health research is focused on developing electronic computational surveillance strategies to estimate the prevalence of diseases and their consequences, such as COVID-19, periodontal disease, and oral cancers. He has developed clinical decision support systems and learning health systems using electronic health records (EHR), administrative data, social media data, and social determinants of health to predict the risk of diseases before disease initiation and progression. He has also developed clinical natural language processing (NLP) methods to extract information from big social media data and EHR data. His methodological research focuses on the development of computational methods such as NLP and machine learning to 1) extract information from the free text of clinical notes and social media data, 2) apply machine learning methods to predict diseases and assess treatment outcomes, 3) develop clinical decision support systems to improve patient care and outcomes, 4) develop learning health systems to improve healthcare quality, 5) develop image processing methods to extract information from radiographs, and 6) apply human factors engineering methods to improve user-interface of EHR systems.


  • PhD, Health Informatics, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
  • MS, Biomedical Informatics, Rutgers University
  • BDS, Dental Surgery, Rajiv Gandhi University

Curriculum Vitae 

Courses Taught




HIM 5102

Applications of Computer Programming in Health Informatics


HIM 5128

Health Data: Standards and Interoperability


Selected Publications