Professor Jennie Q. Lou is a Full Professor of Epidemiology & Population Health, Acting Associate Dean and Chief Academic Officer, and Assistant Dean for Medical Education in College of Medicine and Health Sciences at Khalifeh University in the UAE. Professor Lou received her Doctor of Medicine degree from Shanghai Medical College, Fudan University in China, and completed her post-graduate research and clinical training in the fields of biomedical sciences, neuroscience, and rehabilitation science at McMaster University in Canada. In 1999, she participated in the National Institutes of Health’s Human Genome Project and was awarded an epidemiology certificate from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. She has also acquired a fellowship from the American College of Epidemiology. Among her many other contributions in medical education, Professor Lou founded an innovative biomedical informatics program, one of the premium programs in the US, evidenced by its consistent top 10 ranking in the nation by multiple agencies. Professor Lou has extensive bench and clinical research experience. She has established a solid track record securing external research funding and has published in scholarly journals throughout her career. She has served as an editor and editorial review board member for many peer-reviewed journals. She is a scientist reviewer for Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).