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John C. Pendergrass

John is a Ph.D. candidate in the Management Information Systems program within the UIC Liautaud Graduate School of Business, and a fellow in the ESP-IGERT program. He holds a B.S. in Computer & Information Science from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and a M.S. in Information Systems from DePaul University, Chicago, IL. John has over 25 years experience in information technology including IT management, project management, and systems & database administration.

Research Interests

John's research interests include health informatics, information systems interoperability, such as health information exchanges, electronic security and privacy, and ethics of information management.


Pendergrass, J.C., & Ranganathan, C. (2014). A Framework to Improve Coordinated Action toward the Adoption and Implementation of Health Information Exchanges. 47th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS), Waikoloa, Hawaii.

Pendergrass, J.C., Heart, K., Ranganathan, C., & Venkatakrishnan, V.N. (2013). A Threat Table Based Approach to Telemedicine Security. Transactions of the International Conference on Health Information Technology Advancement, Paper 38.

Pendergrass, J.C. (2012). Poster - Sharing Personal Health Information via Health Information Exchanges: A Conceptual Model of Patient Willingness. ICIS Workshop on Information Security and Privacy 2012, Orlando, Florida.