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Kal Pasupathy

Head and Professor, Biomedical and Health Information Sciences




Office Phone

(312) 996-7337


1919 W. Taylor St., 235 AHSB

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Office Hours

By appointment


Dr. Pasupathy is an expert in systems science and informatics, focused on both advancing the science and translating knowledge to improve health, well-being and care delivery, demonstrated through his academic and practice leadership roles. He has founded and directed research and practice transformation programs, and has over 20 years of experience leading and pioneering efforts in transforming large health care institutions and social service organizations. He has conducted several projects using federal, practice and benefactor funds. His teams have won awards, hold patents and inventions that have been licensed and commercialized. He has mentored learners at the undergraduate, graduate and post-doctoral levels including data scientists, engineers, clinical residents/fellows, physicians and administrators. His advisees hold positions as faculty, scientists, healthcare leaders in various top organizations. He is a prolific writer and has published number of scholarly articles and two editions of a book on health informatics.

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Service to the Community

Dr. Pasupathy serves as a scholarly reviewer for several journals and federal agencies, and is frequently sought to consult or talk internationally. - Standing study section member, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 2015-2018 - Service to Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute and National Science Foundation panels, 2008-present

Notable Honors

2016 - Wagner Prize Finalist, Wagner Group

2015 - Innovative Applications in Analytics, Institute for the Operations Research and Management Science

2009 - New Faces of Engineering, National Engineers Week Foundation (now DiscoverE)

2007 - Goodeve Medal, Operational Research Society at the Royal Society in London


Certificate, Value Measurement for Health Care, Harvard Business School
PhD, Management Systems, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University
MS, Operations Research, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University
BE, Operations Management, Bharathiar University