University of Kentucky


Faculty and Staff

Director

Eric B. Durbin, DrPH, MS

Assistant Professor, Division of Biomedical Informatics, UK College of Public Health
Director, Cancer Research Informatics Shared Resource Facility, Markey Cancer Center
Director of Cancer Informatics, Kentucky Cancer Registry

(859)218-3182
ericd@kcr.uky.edu

Research Interests

  • Natural Language Processing of Free-Text Health Records
  • Electronic Cancer Surveillance
  • Cancer Epidemiology
  • Population/Public Health Informatics

Degrees

  • BA, Biology and Computer Science, Transylvania University, Lexington, KY
  • MS, Computer Science, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
  • DrPH, Epidemiology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY


Faculty and Managers

Sally Ellingson

Assistant Professor, Division of Biomedical Informatics, UK College of Public Health

(859)218-3179
sally@kcr.uky.edu

Professional Interests

  • Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
  • High Performance Computing
  • Computational Drug Discovery

Degrees

  • BS, Computer Science, Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL
  • BS, Mathematical Sciences, Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL
  • PhD Candidate, Genome Science and Technology minor in Computational Sciences, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

Tamas Gal, PhD

Assistant Professor, Division of Biomedical Informatics, UK College of Public Health
Manager, Cancer Research Data Warehouse, Cancer Research Informatics Shared Resource Facility

(859)323-3177
tgal@kcr.uky.edu

Professional Interests

  • Databases
  • Data Warehousing
  • Data Mining
  • Text Mining
  • Privacy Preserving
  • EMR Systems
  • Medical Data Transfer Standards

Degrees

  • BS, Information Technology, Budapest Polytechnic, Budapest, Hungary
  • MS, Information Systems, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD
  • PhD, Information Systems, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD

Jenny Gregory, MS

IT Systems Manager, Kentucky Cancer Registry
IT Systems Manager, Markey Cancer Center

(859)323-3631
jheff@kcr.uky.edu

Degrees

  • BS, Computer Science, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
  • MS, Applied Computing, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY

Isaac Hands, MPH

Lead Software Architect, Kentucky Cancer Registry
Lead Software Architect, Cancer Research Informatics Shared Resource Facility

(859)218-3196
isaac@kcr.uky.edu

Professional Interests

  • Biomedical Informatics
  • Software Design
  • Cancer Epidemiology

Degrees

  • BS, Biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
  • MPH, Biostatistics, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY


Staff

Chaney Blu

Senior Programmer / Systems Analyst, Kentucky Cancer Registry

(859)218-3188
chaney@kcr.uky.edu

Professional Interests

  • Web and mobile application development
  • User interface and user experience design
  • Usability testing

Clay Campbell

Technical Support Specialist, Kentucky Cancer Registry

(859)218-3189
clay@kcr.uky.edu

Professional Interests

  • User Support
  • Systems Design
  • Mobile Computing

Degree

  • BA, Political Science, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky

Bront Davis

Database Analyst, Cancer Research Informatics Shared Resource Facility

(859)323-3528
bront@kcr.uky.edu

Degree

  • BA, English and History, University of Kentucky

York Dobyns, PhD

Database Analyst, Kentucky Cancer Registry

(859)218-3178
york@kcr.uky.edu

Degrees

  • BS, Physics, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio
  • MS, Physics, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey
  • PhD, Physics, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey

Professional Interests

  • Database Design
  • User Interface Design
  • Systems Interoperability
  • Clinical Research

Terry Huey

Technical Support Specialist, Markey Cancer Center

(859)323-4831
terry.huey@uky.edu

Degrees

  • BS, Commerce, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
  • BS, Agricultural Economics, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

Jason Jacob, MS

Senior Programmer / Systems Analyst, Kentucky Cancer Registry

(859)218-3191
jjacob@kcr.uky.edu

Degrees

  • BS, Computer Science, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
  • MS, Applied Computing, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY

Grace Pasley

Data Management Specialist, Markey Cancer Center

(859)323-2368
glpasl0@uky.edu

Professional Interests

  • Technical Writing
  • Use of data management software in research
  • End-user reporting
  • Process Management


Peter Ransdell, MS

Senior Programmer / Systems Analyst, Kentucky Cancer Registry

pete@kcr.uky.edu

Professional Interests

  • Central and Hospital Cancer Registry Software Systems

Degrees

  • BS, Electrical Engineering, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
  • MS, Electrical Engineering, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

David Rust, MS

Programmer / Systems Analyst, Kentucky Cancer Registry

(859)218-2112
david@kcr.uky.edu

Degrees

  • BS, Computer Science, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
  • MS, Computer Science, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

Mark Stevens

Database Analyst, Cancer Research Informatics Shared Resource Facility

(859)323-3510
mestev0@kcr.uky.edu

Professional Interests

  • Clinical Trials
  • Data Warehousing
  • Data Mining

Degree

  • BS, Mathematics, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

Joel Wheeler

Technical Support Specialist, Kentucky Cancer Registry

(859)218-2108
joel@kcr.uky.edu

Degree:

  • BS, Systems Analysis, Miami University, Oxford, OH

John Williams, MA

Systems Programmer, Sr., Kentucky Cancer Registry
Systems Programmer, Sr., Markey Cancer Center

jwilliam@kcr.uky.edu

Professional Interests

  • System Security
  • Virtualization
  • Public Health Geographic Information Systems

Degrees

  • AAS in Instrumentation Engineering Technology, Northeast State Community College, Blountville, TN
  • BS Computer Science, Tusculum College, Greeneville, TN
  • MA Organizational Management, Tusculum College, Greeneville, TN