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Bryant Thomas Karras

Clinical Instructor, Health Systems and Population Health

206-221-6676 | bkarras@uw.edu

Office UDB-200
Box 354800
University of Washington, 1107 NE 45th., Seattle, WA 98195

Research Interests

909678Biomedical and Health Informatics


Dr. Bryant Thomas Karras is a assistant professor with the Department of Health Services, School of Public Health and Community Medicine and the Division of Bio-Medical and Health Informatics, School of Medicine at the University of Washington, Seattle. He has been recruited to work with Health Services and Epidemiology faculty on new research in the application of Informatics in Public Health, and to assist in development and teaching of new courses in the BHI program. Dr. Karras has completed a fellowship in Medical Informatics at Yale University under the direction of Dr. Perry Miller, a highly regarded leader nationally in medical informatics. Dr Karras has his medical degree from the University of Wisconsin Madison. He did his residency and was chief resident in Internal Medicine at Sinai-Samaritan Hospital, the Milwaukee Clinical Campus of the University of Wisconsin. He has authored a handbook on Medical Decision Making and has published articles on designing a hand held implementation of clinical practice guidelines (Asthma), development of GEM an XML model of guideline content as well as a review of the current activities in syndromic surveillance for BT. Research interests also include the practical implementation of Electronic Medical Records (EMR/CPR) and wireless handheld systems. In 2000, Drs. Karras, Lober and Duchin developed the Syndromic Surveillance Information Collection (SSIC) system that is being used in Seattle to monitor for possible bioterrorism events.


MD Internal Medicine, University of Wisconsin, 1995
BA Biomedical Engineering, University of California (San Diego), 1990
BPharm Medical Informatics Fellowship, Yale University, 2000
BPharm Engineering, Dartmouth College,

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