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Karima Lalani

Assistant Teaching Professor, Health Systems and Population Health

206-543-3146 | klalani@uw.edu

1959 NE Pacific St., HSB-H670B, Box 357660, Seattle, WA 98195

Research Interests

Health informatics; digital health; workforce development; healthcare management and policy; interprofessional education; teaching hospitals; academic medical centers; leadership; higher education


Karima Lalani, PhD, MBA, RHIA, FACHE is an Assistant Teaching Professor of Health Systems and Population Health at the University of Washington School of Public Health. She holds a Ph.D. in Health Policy and Management, and is a seasoned healthcare management researcher and professional, with over 15 years of experience in healthcare workforce education and training, strategic planning, digital health, and academic administration. She is a Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA), and a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE).

Karima’s research interests include health informatics, digital health, workforce development, interprofessional education, COVID-19’s impact on mental health of first responders and healthcare workers, and teaching hospitals. As a doctoral student, Karima studied the financial performance of all major teaching hospitals in the U.S. and continues to research and publish in this area.

Prior to joining the UW, she was an Assistant Professor at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth Houston) School of Biomedical Informatics and the Assistant Director of Center for Health Systems Analytics at UTHealth Houston, where she was responsible for overseeing and managing the Center’s multidisciplinary research projects on substance use and mental health, as well as for creating opportunities and developing partnerships for expanding the Center’s thought leadership on public health challenges, healthcare quality and inter-organizational collaborations.

As an Assistant Professor at UTHealth, Karima taught courses on Healthcare Leadership, Public Health Informatics, Scholarly Research Foundations, and Telehealth. Prior to UTHealth, Karima was a faculty at Texas State University in Health Information Management, where she taught courses on Organizational Management of Health Information Technology, as well as Technical and Legal Aspects of Health Information Management, and was recognized with multiple Excellence in Teaching awards.

She participates on the editorial review panel for “BMJ Health & Care Informatics”, and continues to present at state, national and international conferences.


PhD University of Texas (Houston),
MBA Houston Baptist University,
BS Health Information Management, Texas State University,
BBA Accounting, University of Houston,

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