Justin Rousseau, M.D., M.M.Sc., is an assistant professor in the Department of Population Health and Department of Neurology. He is board certified in neurology and clinical informatics and is a fellow of the American Medical Informatics Association.
Originally from Oklahoma City, he and his family lived in San Diego and Boston before moving to Austin. He received his undergraduate degree in systems engineering from the University of Virginia. He completed his medical degree at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center; internal medicine internship at St. Mary Medical Center, Long Beach; and neurology residency at University of California, San Diego, where he was chief resident. He then completed a National Institutes of Health National Library of Medicine T15 post-doctoral research training fellowship and Master of Medical Sciences in biomedical informatics and clinical informatics at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He joined Dell Medical School in 2016.
Built on a foundation in systems engineering, Rousseau’s interests in the development and implementation of new technologies into health care are what inspired him to enter medicine. He focuses on how these technologies affect diagnosis, treatment, care delivery and outcomes. His father, a psychiatrist, fostered his interest in the power and mystery of the brain and mind. Rousseau went into neurology to study the functions of the nervous system and to accompany people as they cope with malfunction or loss of parts of the system. Through his work, Rousseau aims to enhance the experience of patients, physicians, researchers and the health care team. His research and development focus is on accessing, integrating and using data in electronic health records and patient-generated data to improve clinical decision support, health care delivery and the monitoring of health outcomes.