Charles Friedman

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Charles Friedman

Josiah Macy Jr. Professor of Medical Education and Chair

of the Department of Learning Health Sciences at the University of Michigan

Medical School

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Charles Friedman is the Josiah Macy Jr. Professor of Medical Education and Chair

of the Department of Learning Health Sciences at the University of Michigan

Medical School. He joined the University of Michigan in September of 2011 as

Professor of Information and Public Health, and Director of the Michigan health

informatics program. Throughout his career, Dr. Friedman’s primary academic

interests have intertwined biomedical and health informatics with the processes

of education and learning.

 

Dr. Friedman’s department is a “first in the nation” medical school academic

department dedicated to the sciences of learning at all levels from scale: from

learning by individuals, to learning by teams and organizations, and learning by

ultra-large scale systems such as entire nations.

 

Prior to coming to Michigan, Dr. Friedman held executive positions at the Office

of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC): from 2007 to 2009 as Deputy

National Coordinator and from 2009 to 2011 as ONC's Chief Scientific Officer.

While at ONC, Friedman oversaw a diverse portfolio that included the initial

funding for the SMART platform.

 

Prior to his work in the government, Dr. Friedman was Associate Vice Chancellor

for Biomedical Informatics, and Founding Director of the Center for Biomedical

Informatics at the University of Pittsburgh.