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Justin F. Rousseau, M.D.


University of Oklahoma

MMSc, Biomedical Informatics
Harvard Medical School


Residency, Neurology
University of California San Diego

Fellowship, Research
Harvard Medical School


Justin Rousseau, M.D., is the co-director of the data core and assistant professor of neurology. He is board certified in neurology and clinical informatics.

Originally from Oklahoma City, he and his family lived in San Diego and Boston before moving to Austin. He has joint appointments at Dell Medical School in the Departments of Neurology and Population Health, where he is co-director of the Data Core, a centralized team to support access, integration and the use of data to affect health.

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. He is developing integrative tools to improve clinical decision support, health care delivery and the monitoring of intervention outcomes. He also seeks to transition health and disease states from intermittent discrete encounters to continuous scales.

Professional Affiliations
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • American Board of Preventive Medicine
    Diplomate, Clinical Informatics Subspecialty
  • American Medical Informatics Association
  • American Academy of Neurology
  • Travis County Medical Society
Awards & Honors
  • Golden Neuron Award — Outstanding Adult Neurology Resident
    University of California, San Diego, 2014