- Assistant Professor
- Department of Medicine
- Health Services Research
- Baylor College of Medicine
- Houston, TX
Honors & Awards
- Graduate Fellowship
- Postdoctoral Fellowship
- Understanding patients’ experiences of safety events, primarily diagnostic errors, to identify best methods to encourage and engage patients in the safety of their care.
- Patient-centered design and the role of health IT in patient engagement.
Dr. Giardina is a health services researcher and Assistant Professor at Baylor College of Medicine and the Center for Innovations in Quality, Effectiveness and Safety at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center. Dr. Giardina obtained both a Masters and PhD in Social Work from the University of Houston. With extensive experience in designing and conducting qualitative studies, she has been acting as the qualitative methodologist on Dr. Singh’s Patient Safety Center of Inquiry for nine years. Dr. Giardina’s work focus on patients’ experiences of diagnostic error and exploring methods to utilize health IT to improve patient engagement in safety.
- Giardina, T.D., Menon, S., Parrish, D., Sittig, D.F., Singh, H. "Patient access to medical records and health care outcomes: A systematic review." J AM Inform Assoc. 2013 Pubmed PMID: 24154835
- Callen, J., Giardina, T.D., Singh, H., Li, L., Paoloni, R., Georgiou, A., Runciman, B., Westbrook, J.I. "Emergency Physicians’ Views of Direct Notification of Laboratory and Radiology Results to Patients Using the Internet: A Multisite Survey." JMIR. 2015;17(3):e60. Pubmed PMID: 25739322
- Giardina, T.D., Callen, J., Georgiou, A., Westbrook, J.I., Greisinger, A., Esquivel, A., Forjuoh, S.N., Parrish, D., Singh, H. "Releasing Test Results Directly to Patients: A Multisite Survey of Physician Perspectives." Patient Educ Couns. 2015;2(1):148-154. Pubmed PMID: 25749024
- Giardina, T.D., Modi, V., Parrish, D., Singh, H. "The Patient Portal and Test Result Management: An Exploratory Study of Patient Experiences." PX Journal. 2015;2(1):148-154.
- Baldwin, J., Singh, H., Sittig, D.F., Giardina, T.D. "Patient portals and health apps: Pitfalls, promises, and what one might learn from the other." Healthc (Amst). 2017;5(3):81-85. Pubmed PMID: 27720139
- Giardina T.D., Baldwin J., Nystrom D.T., Sittig D.F., Singh H. "Patient Perceptions of Test Results via the Patient Portal: A Mixed-methods Study." J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2017;25(4):440-448. Pubmed PMID: 29240899