Allen Flynn

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Allen Flynn

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Following his graduation in 1993 as a Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of

Michigan, Allen Flynn studied Computer Science. After working as a network analyst during the

dot-com bubble he returned to pharmacy practice as a hospital staff pharmacist. Allen was

promoted to Coordinator and became involved with several major health IT projects. For 8 years

Allen held roles of increasing responsibility while developing his expertise in electronic health

records and medication system safety. He is presently a doctoral candidate in the School of

Information at the University of Michigan where studies infrastructure for representing and

reorganizing the world’s biomedical knowledge so that it can be systematically applied in practice.

Allen collaborates with a scientific team in the Division of Learning and Knowledge Systems of

the Department of Learning Health Sciences at the Medical School. He has authored several

publications in the domain of health informatics.