University of Texas at Austin
UT Health Info Technology Certificate

About Us

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Meet the HIHIT Team

Funding for the HIHIT programs was made possible on April 2, 2010, when the university received an American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) grant awarded by the Office of the National Coordinator, Health Information Technology to the Professional University Resources and Education for Health Information Technology(PURE-HIT) Consortium, a collaboration of Texas State University, the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Texas School of Biomedical Informatics. The consortium received 5.4 million dollars, the largest award in the nation among the nine programs funded for university-based education in Health IT.

In 2017, we joined the Texas McCombs Executive Education office. We are excited to be a part of this new family and look forward to hearing from you!

Our Faculty

Dr. Leanne Field

Leanne Field, Ph.D., M.S.

Program Director

Clinical Professor

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Joshua Barbour

Joshua Barbour, Ph.D.


Faculty Affiliate, Assistant Professor, Moody College of Communications

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Sri Bharadwaj

Faculty Affiliate

Vincent Fonseca

Vincent Fonseca, M.D., MPH, FACPM

Faculty Affiliate, Adjunct Professor

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George Gooch

Faculty Affiliate

Julie Rennecker

Julie Rennecker, PhD, BSN

Faculty Affiliate

Bob Ligon

Robert Ligon, M.S. PMP, CPHIMSS

Faculty - Lecturer

Dr. Rick Nauert

Rick Nauert, Ph.D., MHA, PT

Faculty - Clinical Associate Professor

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Visiting Professor Varghese

Zacharia Varghese, M.D., MPH

Faculty Affiliate

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Our Staff

Phyllis Bellon, B.S.

Phyllis Bellon

Admin. Associate

Tuition and Finance

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Marc Durbin, MBA

Marcus L. Durbin, MBA

Technology Coordinator


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Michael Field

Michael A. Field, MSTC, BEE, PE

Sr. Program Admin Coordinator

EHR/HIE Lab Manager

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Kent Nutt

Kent Nutt

Communications Director

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Alicia Spencer, MBA, MAHR

Alicia Spencer, MBA, MAHR

Student Program Coordinator

Career Advisor & Employee Liaison

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