University of Nebraska Medical Center

Kensaku Kawamoto, M.D., Ph.D., M.H.S.

Kensaku Kawamoto, M.D., Ph.D., M.H.S.

Dr.  Kawamoto is a professor of Biomedical Informatics at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, where he also serves as vice chair of Clinical Informatics, director of the Electronic Health Records initiative, and director of Knowledge Management and Mobilization. He also serves as associate chief medical information officer and co-director of the Digital Health Initiative at University of Utah Health.

Previously, he held academic appointments at Duke University, in the School of Medicine, Institute for Genome Sciiences & Policy, and the Center for Health Informatics.

Dr. Kawamoto received an M.D., PhD in Biomedical Engineering, and a master's in health sciences in clinical research, all from Duke Uiversity in Durham, N.C.


Current Research Grants

  • Principal investigator, Engaging Patients to Enable Interoperable Lung Cancer Decision Support at Scale, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
  • Co-investigator, Real-Time Genetic Diagnosis at the Point of Care, National Human Genome Research Institute.
  • Co-investigator, Timely Response to In-Hospital Deterioration Through Design of Actionable Augmented Intelligence, National Institute of General Medical Sciences.
  • Co-principal investigator, Promoting Real World Implementation of an Evidence-Based Weight Management Intervention in Primary Care, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.
  • Co-investigator, Multi-Level Interventions for Increasing Tobacco Cessation at FQHCs, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute.
  • Co-investigator, Leveraging an Electronic Medical Record Infrastructure to Identify Primary Care Patients Eligible for Genetic Testing for Hereditary Cancer and Evaluate Novel Cancer Genetics Service Delivery Models (U01), National Cancer Institute.