Ramin Homayouni, Ph.D.

Professor in the Department of Foundational Medical Studies
Director of Population Health Informatics

Ramin Homayouni, Ph.D.Dr. Ramin Homayouni joined Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine (OUWB) in December 2018, as the founding director of Population Health Informatics. He is responsible for developing both graduate and research programs focused on Population Health in collaboration with various departments at Oakland University and Beaumont Health.

Dr. Homayouni received his Ph.D. in biochemistry from University of Houston in 1996, followed by postdoctoral training in developmental neurobiology at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. He joined University of Tennessee Health Science Center as an assistant professor of Neurology in 2001, while also serving as director of the Center for Genomics Microarray Analysis Core and the Alzheimer’s Research Laboratories. In 2006, he joined the University of Memphis as an associate professor of Biological Sciences and was promoted to full professor in 2014. While at University of Memphis, he served as founding director of the Bioinformatics Graduate Certificate and Master’s Programs, and the Center for Translational Informatics. Over the course of his career, Dr. Homayouni’s research interests have evolved from genomics and bioinformatics to biomedical and health informatics. His research has focused on development of machine learning approaches for analysis of unstructured text, which was the foundation for a start-up analytics company, Quire. His recent research is focused on using unstructured text data in Electronic Health Records (EHR) to predict health outcomes. In addition, Dr. Homayouni maintains an active research group and external funding to investigate the cellular and molecular mechanisms of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s Disease. Dr. Homayouni has published more than 71 peer-reviewed papers and has been funded by numerous agencies, including the NIH, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and U.S. Department of Labor.

Contact Information:

Office: 460 O’Dowd Hall
Phone: (248) 370-2874

Research Interests:

Population health, Alzheimer’s Disease, predictive analytics, machine learning, text-mining, and genomics.