Faculty Recruits



David Albers, PhD

Associate Professor, Pediatrics

David Albers joined D2V in September 2018 after 10 years with Columbia University’s Department of Biomedical Informatics. He holds a PhD in mathematical physics from the University of Wisconsin and worked on dynamical systems, artificial neural networks, and random matrices before moving into biomedical informatics. Dr. Albers develops and applies methods ranging from simple machine learning to signal processing and data assimilation with physiologic modeling to solve problems in biomedicine, including disease phenotying, treatment pathways in the ICU, chronic disease self-management, and physiology.



Matthew DeCamp, MD, PhD

D2V Stakeholder Engagement Core

Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine

​A practicing internist and philosopher, Dr. DeCamp's research employs both conceptual and empirical methods in diverse areas of bioethics, from patient engagement in health care organizations to social media & Big Data ethics to human rights and global health. He recently completed a K08 Career Development award from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality that investigated how a recent health reform, the accountable care organization (ACO), engages patients in board-level decisions about ACO priorities and programs. Additional projects have involved ethical and regulatory issues in the use of social media and digital data to improve mental health; examining ethical challenges for humanitarian health workers subject to violent attacks abroad; and ethical issues in global health generally (with special emphasis on short-term global health training). He has other relevant experience as an Institutional Review Board member, an award-winning graduate and undergraduate teacher, and mentor who has been recognized for excellence.



​Christopher Knoepke, PhD, MSW

Instructor, Cardiology

Dr. Knoepke is an Instructor in the Division of Cardiology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. After completing both his Ph.D in Social Work at the University of Denver and his MSW at Washington University in St. Louis, Dr. Knoepke completed a postdoctoral fellowship in shared decision making and health services research at the Adult & Child Consortium for Outcomes Research & Delivery Science (ACCORDS) at the UC School of Medicine. His current research interests include the assessment, elicitation, and inclusion of patient values in treatment decisions, especially decisions which are technologically complex, emotionally burdensome, or stigmatized. He is also interested in patient information acquisition activity outside the medical encounter, especially as this information informs treatment planning decisions. ​


Laura Scherer

Laura Scherer, PhD

Assistant Professor, Cardiology

Dr. Scherer's expertise includes the study of how basic judgment and decision making processes influence decisions in medical contexts. Her theoretical work has contributed to the basic understanding of the influence of emotional and cognitive processes, and intuitive versus more deliberative decision strategies. Her research has also examined the psychological factors—such as miscalibrated worry and anxiety— that contribute to problems in communicating about health interventions. Dr. Scherer's research has tested several interventions designed to inform patients, improve utilization, improve trust, and reduce problematic emotional responses in contexts such as cancer screening and HPV vaccination.


Andrey Soares

Andrey Soares, PhD​

Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine

Dr. Soares is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine. He received his Ph.D. in Information Sciences and Technology from the Pennsylvania State University and completed postdoctoral training with the Data Science to Patient Value (D2V) initiative and the Computational Bioscience Program at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. His primary research interests include clinical decision support systems, natural language processing and data analytics with the goal of developing applications and digital solutions to support evidence-based decision making. ​


fuyong xing

​Fuyong Xing, PhD

Assistant Professor, Biostatistics and Informatics

Dr. Xing is an Assistant Professor with the Department of Biostatistics and Informatics, Colorado School of Public Health, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Florida, M.S. from Rutgers University-New Brunswick, and bachelor's degree from Xi’an Jiaotong University. His current research interests include medical image computing, bioimage informatics, and machine learning.



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