Current Research and Scholarly Interests
I am involved in a variety of research collaboration and always welcome new areas of collaborations. A particular interest is work related to clinical decision making. Current collaborations include:
Predicting Adverse Events using Electronic Health Records:
With researchers in the Division of Nephrology we are using EHR data from hemodialysis sessions to predict risk of near-term cardiac events. In addition we are using the longitudinal records to understand blood pressure variability, changes in laboratory measures over time and other risk factors
Development of Genetic Risk Scores:
With researchers in Cardiovascular Medicine and Dermatology we are developing genetic risk scores for cardiovascular disease and Melanoma respectively. We are assessing how these scores improve risk assessment beyond just clinical metrics. The goal is to integrate these tools into EHR systems
Transplantation Decision Making:
With researchers in Cardiovascular Medicine we are working to understand the relationship of donor characteristics to heart transplant recipient outcomes. We are working to create a decision making tool to assist centers in whether to accept a heart for transplantation.
Health Services/Health Policy:
Across collaborations with researchers in PCOR, Pediatrics and Surgery, I am working on variety projects assessing the ACA, children's health policy, neonatal outcomes disparity, and the use of quality health indicators.