Vimla L. Patel, PhD, DSc, FRSC, FACMI
Senior Research Scientist and Director of Center for Cognitive Studies in Medicine and Public Health
New York Academy of Medicine
 

Vimla L Patel is a Senior Research Scientist and Director of the Center for Cognitive Studies in Medicine and Public Health at the New York Academy of Medicine. She is also an adjunct Professor of Biomedical Informatics at both Columbia University and the College of Health Solutions at Arizona State University. A cognitive science PhD graduate of McGill University in Montreal, she was a Professor of Medicine and the director of the Cognitive Science Center. Her early research focused on scientific foundations for medical education, with a focus on medical decision-making. She subsequently served as Professor of Biomedical Informatics at Columbia (2000-2007), Arizona State University (2007), and the University of Texas Health Sciences Center in Houston (2007-2009). An elected fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, and the American College of Medical Informatics, she was a recipient of the annual Swedish Women of Science award in 1999. She received an honorary doctorate from the University of Victoria in 1998. She is an associate editor of the Journal of Biomedical Informatics and on the editorial board of the Journal of Intelligence-based Medicine. A past assistant editor of Artificial Intelligence in Medicine, she has served on the editorial boards of Medical Decision Making, the Journal of Experimental Psychology, and Topics in Cognitive Science. Her current research deals with the impact of technology on human cognition for safe and effective clinical practice. She has over 300 scholarly publications spanning books and journals in biomedical informatics, education, clinical medicine, and cognitive science.