Positions

Professor
Medicine-Health Srvcs Research
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX, US
Research Scientist
Center for Innovations in Quality, Effectiveness and Safety, Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center
Department of Veteran Affairs
Houston, Texas, United States
Director
Diagnosis Improvement Safety Center (DISCovery)
Department of Veteran Affairs
Houston, Texas, United States
Member
Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas, United States

Honors & Awards

Recipient of the 2016 VA Health System Impact Award
Recipient of the 2012 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers from President Barack Obama
Recipient of the 2012 Alice S. Hersh New Investigator Award
Elected Fellow
American College of Medical Informatics is an honorary College of elected informatics fellows from the U.S. and abroad who have made significant and sustained contributions to the field of medical informatics and who have met rigorous scholarly scrutiny by their peers.
Co-Chair HIT Safety Committee
An NQF Committee that is assessing the current environment related to measurement of HIT-related safety issues and is developing a comprehensive framework to effectively mitigate risk and advance measurement to improve health IT-related patient safety.
Recipient of a K23 research career development award from the NIH, 2007-2012 and several federally funded research grants from the VA and AHRQ
Committee Member
Committee Co-Chair
Associate Editor

Professional Interests

  • Understanding and reducing diagnostic errors
  • Use of health information technology to improve health care
  • Safety of electronic health record implementation and use

Selected Publications