• Professor, Global Health
  • Professor, Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Informatics
  • Professor, Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education
  • Adjunct Professor, Health Systems and Population Health
William Lober

1959 NE Pacific St
Box 357266
Seattle, WA 98195
United States

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Bill is a Professor in Health Informatics and Global Health, jointly appointed in the University of Washington’s Schools of Nursing, Medicine, and Public Health, and directs the UW Clinical Informatics Research Group (http://cirg.washington.edu). He received his MD from the UCSF, an MS from UC/Berkeley, and a BSEE in Electrical Engineering from Tufts. He completed a residency in Emergency Medicine at the University of Arizona, and the Royal Brisbane Hospital, Queensland, Australia. Bill enjoys applying his clinical and technology backgrounds to address information management problems in clinical care, public health, and global health. And, he likes building systems that get used, both within academic settings to understand and evaluate new approaches and methods, and outside of academics, to deliver value to health care.

  • MD (University of California (San Francisco))
  • MS (University of California (Berkeley))
  • BSEE (Tufts University)
Country Affiliations 
  • Spanish
Health Topics 
  • Cancer
  • Health Information Systems
  • Health Technologies
  • Informatics
  • Mental Health
  • Pain and Symptom Management
  • Palliative Care
DGH Centers, Programs and Initiatives and Affiliated Organizations 

Lober, W. B., & Evans, H. L. (2019). Patient-Generated Health Data in Surgical Site Infection: Changing Clinical Workflow and Care Delivery. Surgical Infections, 20(7), 571–576. https://doi.org/10.1089/sur.2019.195

Iribarren, S., Demiris, G., Lober, B., & Chirico, C. (2018). What Do Patients and Experts Want in a Smartphone-Based Application to Support Tuberculosis Treatment Completion? Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, 250, 32.

Mikles, S. P., Wiltz, J. L., Reed-Fourquet, L., Painter, I. S., & Lober, W. B. (2017). Utilizing Standard Data Transactions and Public-Private Partnerships to Support Healthy Weight Within the Community. EGEMS (Washington, DC), 5(1), 21. https://doi.org/10.5334/egems.242

Evans, H. L., & Lober, W. B. (2017). A Pilot Use of Patient-Generated Wound Data to Improve Postdischarge Surgical Site Infection Monitoring. JAMA Surgery, 152(6), 595–596. https://doi.org/10.1001/jamasurg.2017.0568

Kang’a, S., Puttkammer, N., Wanyee, S., Kimanga, D., Madrano, J., Muthee, V., Odawo, P., Sharma, A., Oluoch, T., Robinson, K., Kwach, J., & Lober, W. B. (2017). A national standards-based assessment on functionality of electronic medical records systems used in Kenyan public-Sector health facilities. International Journal of Medical Informatics, 97, 68–75. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijmedinf.2016.09.013