Dr. Mia K. Markey is an Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Engineering Foundation Endowed Faculty Fellow in Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin as well as Adjunct Associate Professor of Imaging Physics at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. A 1994 graduate of the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy, Dr. Markey earned her B.S. in computational biology (1998) from Carnegie Mellon University and her Ph.D. in biomedical engineering (2002), along with a certificate in bioinformatics, from Duke University.

The mission of Dr. Markey’s Biomedical Informatics Lab is to develop decision support systems for clinical decision making and scientific discovery. For example, Prof. Markey leads a collaborative, multi-institutional team that is designing a decision support system to help breast cancer survivors understand their likely appearance changes following breast reconstruction and, therefore, enable them to choose a reconstruction strategy that will lead to maximal psychosocial adjustment.

Dr. Markey has been recognized for excellence in research and teaching with awards from organizations such as the American Medical Informatics Association, the American Society for Engineering Education, the American Cancer Society, and the Society for Women’s Health Research. She is a Senior Member of both the IEEE and the SPIE. Dr. Markey is the editor of Physics of Mammographic Imaging (Taylor and Francis, 2012). This new text gives an overview on the current role and future potential of new alternatives to mammography in the context of clinical need, complementary approaches, and ongoing research.
Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy, 1994
B.S., Carnegie Mellon, 1998
Ph.D., Duke, 2002
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
decision support systems for clinical decision making and scientific discovery