Tony Faiola

Anthony Faiola

Professor and Head, Biomedical and Health Information Sciences

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1919 W. Taylor St., 235 AHSB

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Dr. Anthony Faiola is Professor and Head of the Department of Biomedical and Health Information Sciences, College of Applied Health Sciences, the University of Illinois at Chicago. Formally, he was Executive Associate Dean (2008-13), and Founding Director of the Human-Computer Interaction Program (2002-14) at the Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing, Indianapolis, IUPUI.

Dr. Faiola received his Ph.D. from Purdue University in Communication; and he is a three-time Fulbright Scholar to Russia in communication and new media studies. Dr. Faiola has published over 90 refereed papers, posters, and book chapters and given over 100 presentations / invited talks. As PI or Co-PI, he has secured over $1M in research funding from the: National Science Foundation, MacArthur Foundation, and Fulbright Institute. He has been the primary advisor to over 60 MS and PhD students. Dr. Faiola’s research lies at the intersection of biomedical/health informatics, human-computer interaction, and the social/information sciences; with the view of advancing clinical workflow, patient self-monitoring, and healthy lifestyle management through mobile health information technology.

Notable Honors

2003 - Fulbright Scholar: Communication/eBook Technologies (Moscow, Russia), U.S. Council for International Exchange of Scholars

2003 - Indiana University Board of Trustees Excellence in Teaching Award, Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing

2002 - Fulbright Scholar: Communication/Online Publishing Technologies (Moscow, Russia), U.S. Council for International Exchange of Scholars

1999 - Fulbright Scholar: Communication/Future Trends in Digital Global Society (St. Petersburg, Russia), U.S. Council for International Exchange of Scholars


PhD - Communication: Society, Media, & Technology, Purdue University, 2005
MA - Industrial Design: Visual Communication, Ohio State University, 1984
MFA - Fine Arts: Experimental Media, Ohio State University, 1979
MA - Fine Arts: Printmaking, University at Albany (SUNY),1977
BFA - Fine Arts: Printmaking, State University of New York at New Paltz, 1975