Guodong "Gordon" Gao
Professor | Co-Director, CHIDS
4325 Van Munching Hall
Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
Guodong (Gordon) Gao, Ph.D., M.B.A., is the director of the Health Insights AI Lab, the co-director of the Center for Health Information and Decision Systems (CHIDS), and professor at the Smith School of Business, University of Maryland, College Park. He received his PhD from the University of Pennsylvania, his MBA from Tsinghua-MIT Sloan joint program, and bachelor’s degrees from Tsinghua University.
His research interests include Big Data and Artificial Intelligence (AI) in healthcare, health IT, and quality transparency. His work has been published at leading journals like Management Science, Information Systems Research, MIS Quarterly, Manufacturing and Service Operations Management (M&SOM), and Production and Operations Management. His work is also published or presented in the healthcare outlets, such as JAMA Internal Medicine, Journal of Medical Internet Research, International Health Economics Association Conference, as well as the American Society of Health Economists conference and AcademyHealth Annual Research meeting.
Dr. Gao’s research has been profiled or featured in popular media such as the Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, NPR news, US News and World Report, and Reuters. He currently serves on the editorial board of Management Science. Dr. Gao co-organized the annual Conference on Health IT and Analytics (CHITA). He has won several teaching and research awards, including the Teaching Excellence Award at the Smith School and a CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation.