Jeb Weisman, PhD, is the Chief Information Officer of the Children’s Health Fund, Senior Director of Information Systems and Technology for Community Pediatrics Programs, Montefiore Medical Center, and Director of Strategic Technologies, National Center for Disaster Preparedness, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University. He is a faculty advisor at the SmatLab Digital Media Institute, University of East London, London, England and University College, Dublin, Ireland.
Weisman is an anthropologist and computer scientist whose work focuses on the humane application of information technologies to aid health, learning, and quality-of-life issues. He and his team have developed the CPRC Content Specification for pediatric electronic health record systems, universally accessible referral and case management information systems, and data systems to study challenges in adolescent reproductive health care delivered through school-based health centers. Over the past 25 years he has participated in the development of the first electronic patient record system to support primary health care to homeless and medically underserved children in the United States, designed, implemented, and operated patient-centered pedagogy and technology environments for pediatric primary care centers and tertiary care hospitals, and continues to provide consultation to government and NGOs on Quality Improvement and socio-technical initiatives to improve the lives of children in urban and rural communities throughout the United States and in a variety of international forums.