About François Modave
François Modave is an associate professor in the Department of Health Outcomes & Biomedical Informatics, a member of the Institute for Child Health Policy, and the Director, Artificial Intelligence and Decision-Making
Dr. Modave rejoined HOBI and the biomedical informatics team in December 2019 after spending a little over a year as director of the Center for Health Outcomes and Informatics Research and founding chair of the department of health informatics and data science at Loyola University Chicago, where he also served as site-PI for the University of Chicago-Rush CTSA.
Dr. Modave first joined HOBI in 2015 and spent nearly 4 years on the BMI team as an associate professor until he moved to Chicago in October 2018. Prior to this appointment, he was chair and tenured associate professor of the Department of Computer Science at Jackson State University, and an adjunct faculty at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center – El Paso, Texas, where he held a joint appointment with Family Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.
Dr. Modave received his M.S. in Applied Mathematics from the Université of Paris IX -Dauphine in 1994, in Paris France, and his Ph.D. in Computer Science from ENSEEIHT – Université Toulouse III also in France, in 1999.
Dr. Modave’s research focuses on the use of data science, decision theory, and mobile health to improve health outcomes, in particular for chronic conditions, and also to improve cancer screening rates. His work has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the National Cancer Institute and the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences.