Akshat Kapoor, PhD

Associate Professor, Health Services and Information Management
4340G Health Sciences Building


Akshat Kapoor, Ph.D., is an associate professor in the Department of Health Services and Information Management at East Carolina University. He received his BIS in Information Systems from New Delhi, India, MS in Bioinformatics from Marquette University and PhD from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. His research focuses on improving patient engagement via use of innovative technologies, such as apps, social media and interactive educational resources, to aid patients in the self-management of their medical conditions. His research emphasizes how healthcare organizations can innovate and effectively engage patients and communities in playing an active role in their own health.


  • PhD, Biomedical and Health Informatics, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI, 2016
  • MS, Bioinformatics, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI, 2008
  • BIS, Information Systems, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, New Delhi, India, 2004

Program Affiliations

Courses Taught

  • COHE 6420: Evaluation Methods in Health Informatics
  • COHE 6450: Decision Support in Health Care
  • COHE 6540: Consumer Health Informatics
  • COHE 6615: Social and Organizational Issues in Health Informatics

Research Interests

  • Consumer/Public Health Informatics
  • Social Media and Public Health
  • Decision Support Systems
  • Health Information Privacy and Security

Teaching Interests

  • Health informatics research and evaluation methods

Selected Works

Publications and Conferences


  • ACESO (After Cancer Education and Self Operations): A self-management tool for breast cancer survivors

Service Activities and Memberships

  • The American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA), 2014-Present
  • American Public Health Association (APHA), 2014-Present
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2016-Present

Professional Experience

  • Assistant Professor, Health Services and Information Management, East Carolina University (July 2016-Present)