Saif Khairat

Assistant Professor


The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
School of Nursing
Carrington Hall, CB #7460
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7460

Office: 439

Dr. Saif Khairat is an Assistant Professor at the School of Nursing at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. Previously, Dr. Khairat served as a Clinical Assistant Professor at the Institute for Health Informatics at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Khairat is the Chair-Elect of the Education Working Group, and member of the Working Group Steering Committee at the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA).

Among his research interests are mobile technologies in chronic disease management, and human factors in EMR systems. Dr. Khairat earned his PhD in Health Informatics at the Informatics Institute at the University of Missouri with a focus on ICU clinical communication. During his Informatics training, Dr. Khairat worked as a Research Fellow at the Division of Clinical Informatics at Harvard Medical School. He also has a track record of computer science training. In 2007, He designed and developed a clinical content tracking system that bridged Database Management Systems and web applications.

Dr. Khairat is lead author to numerous publications and serves as a scientific reviewer to national and international conferences and journals.

Dr. Khairat was the co-Principal Investigator of the Great Plains Telehealth Resource and Assistance Center, a federal grant from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration.