PhD | UTHealth School of Biomedical Informatics, Houston, Texas, 2006
MS | UTHealth School of Biomedical Informatics, Houston, 2002
BS | University of Texas at Dallas, 2001
Muhammad Walji, PhD, MS, currently serves as Professor and Director of the Texas Center for Oral Healthcare Quality and Safety. Dr Walji also holds the Endowed Chair in Dental Informatics. He also has a joint appointment with McWilliams School of Biomedical Informatics where he is Professor and the inaugural Chair of the Department of Clinical and Health Informatics.
Dr Walji serves as PI on studies funded by the National Institutes of Health and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality that use informatics approaches for improving patient safety, quantifying dental diagnostic failures, measuring dental quality, using mHealth to collect post-operative patient-reported outcomes, and designing interventions to reduce antibiotic prescribing by dentists.
In addition, he leads a multi-institutional team that crafted the BigMouth Dental Data Repository; a joint data warehouse that contains partially de-identified dental data from electronic health records of various dental schools. In 2016, he was named a recipient of the prestigious Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.