Lawrence Fagan’s research interests have covered a number of clinical informatics areas, including: medical expert systems, decision support systems concentrating on temporal reasoning, knowledge acquisition of clinical guidelines, user interface design including spoken and gesture-based interfaces, and semantic information retrieval of medical knowledge. He helped run the Biomedical Informatics Training Program at Stanford University for nearly thirty years. He is now an advisor to small companies in this area and a prior art searcher/expert witness regarding informatics intellectual property. His current research interest is in the area of patient-focused participatory medicine and patient safety. Lawrence received his undergraduate degree in Interdisciplinary Science (Artificial Intelligence) from MIT, his PhD in computer science from Stanford University, and his MD from the University of Miami. He was elected to fellowship in the American College of Medical Informatics in 1985.
Company/Affiliation: Stanford University (retired)
Industry: Education, Biomedical Informatics Research