Healthcare Information Technology Research (HITR) Study Section Members

June 11-12, 2015
Roster of members of the study section which reviews R01/R18 large research grant applications, R03 small research grant applications, and R13 large conference grant applications on the development, application and evaluation of technologies relevant to health care.


Harris, Marcelline, RN, PhD (2015)
Associate Professor, University of Michigan
School of Nursing
400 North Ingalls, Room 4160
Ann Arbor, MI  48109


Bailey, Thomas C., MD (2015)
Professor of Medicine, Internal Medicine
Washington Univerity, School of Medicine
660 S. Euclid Avenue, Campus Box 8051
St. Louis, MO  63110

Britto, Maria T, Md, MPH (2015)
Professor, Divisions of Adolescent Medicine & James Anderson Center for Health Systems Excellence
Director Center for Innovation in Chronic Disease
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
3333 Burnet Avenue – MLC 7027
Cincinnati, OH 45229

Chou, Shin-Yi, PhD (2015)
Professor, Department of Economics College of Business and Economics
Lehigh University
621 Taylor Street
Bethlehem, PA 18015

Cohn, Simon, MD, MPH (2015)
Associate Executive Director, The Permanente Federation
Kaiser Permanente
1 Kaiser Plaza, 27L
Oakland, CA  94612

Dixon-Lee, Claire, PhD, RHIA, CPH, FAHIMA (2015)
Executive Director, Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics & Information Management Education (CAHIIM)
233 N. Michigan Avenue 21st Floor
Chicago, IL  60601

Einstadter, Douglas, MD, MPH (2018)
Professor of Medicine, Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Department of Medicine
MetroHealth Medical Center
Case Western Reserve University
2500 MetroHealth Drive
Cleveland, OH 44109

Friedman, Lawrence S, MD (2015)
Medical Director, Quality & Safety
Medical Director, Ambulatory Care
Professor of Pediatrics & Medicine
UCSD Medical Center
University of California at San Diego
San Diego, CA  92103-8985

Gong, Yang, MD, PhD (2018)
Associate Professor, School of Biomedical Information
University of Texas Health Science Center
7000 Fannin Street, UCT600
Houston, TX 77040

Hagen, Michael D., MD (2018)
Professor of Medicine, University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Department of Family and Community Medicine
1648 McGrathiana, Suite 550
Lexington, KY 40511-1247

Harman, Jeffrey, PhD (2018)
Associate Professor, Department of Health Services Research, Management & Policy
University of Florida
101 S. Newell Drive, Room 4135
Gainesville, FL 326111

Jenders, Robert Allen, MD, MS (2016)
Co-Director, Center of Biomedical Informatics
Professor of Medicine, Charles Drew University
University of California, Los Angeles
1731 E 120th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90059

Koopman, Richelle J, MD (2015)
Associate Professor, Curtis W & Ann H Long Department of Family and Community Medicine
University of Missouri
MA306 Medical Sciences Building, DC032.00
Columbia, MO  65212

McGowan, Julie J, M.A., PhD (2015)
Professor Emeritus and Chair, Department of Informatics and Translation
Indiana University School of Medicine, P.O. Box 279
Jonesville, VT  05466-0279

Messenger, John C., MD, FACC, FSCAI (2015)
Associate Professor of Medicine
Director, Cardiac Catheterization Labs
Director, Cardiovascular ICU & Stepdown Units
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
University of Colorado School of Medicine
12401 E. 17th Avenue, Box B132
Aurora, CO  80045

Nietert, Paul J, PhD (2015)
Professor, Department of Medicine
Medical University of South Carolina
135 Cannon Street, Suite 303
Charleston, SC  29425

Nkoy, Flory, MD, MS, MPH (2016)
Research Associate Professor Adjunct Assistant Professor
Primary Children's Medical Center Pediatric Inpatient Medicine
100 N Mario Capecchi Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84113

Padman, Rema, PhD (2016)
Professor of Management Science & Healthcare Informatics
Carnegie Mellon University
The H. John Heinz III College
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburg, PA 16511

Pasupathy, Kalyan, PhD (2018)
Co-Scientific Director, Healthcare Systems Engineering Program
Scientific Director, Emergency Department Clinical Engineering Lab, Associate Professor
Health Care Policy & Research
Mayo Clinic
200 First Street SW
Rochester, MN  55905

Rangachari, Pavani, PhD (2018)
Associate Professor, Department of Health Management & Informatics
Georgia Regents University (Formerly, Medical College of Georgia)
987 St. Sebastian Way, EB-1012
Augusta, GA 30912

Reddy, Madhu, PhD (2018)
Assistant Professor, College of Information Sciences and Technology
Pennsylvania State University
321J IST Building
University Park, PA 16802

Weiss, Eta S. Berner, EdD (2016)
Professor, Health Informatics
Department of Health Services Administration
School of Health Related Professions
Susan Mott Webb Nutrition Sciences Building
1675 University Blvd., Room 544
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL 35294

Ad Hoc Reviewers

Abujarad, Fuad, PhD
Associate Research Scientist, Department of Emergency Medicine
Yale University
464 Congress Ave, Suite 260
New Haven, CT 06519

Adelman, Jason, S., MD, MS
Patient Safety Officer, Department of Patient Safety
Montefiore Medical Center
111 East 210th Street
Bronx, NY 10467

Eeghen, Connie V., DrPH, MHSA, MBA
Assistant Professor Center for Clinical and Translational Science
Given Courtyard, Fourth Floor South #S456
College of Medicine
The University of Vermont
Burlington, VT 05405

Scientific Review Officer

Aponte, Boris, MPH, PhD
Captain, US Public Health Service
Division of Scientific Review
Office of Extramural Research, Education and Priority Populations
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
540 Gaither Road, Room 2219
Rockville, MD
Phone: (301) 427-1396
Fax: (301) 427-1562

Program Analyst

Gaines, Christopher
Program Analyst
Division of Scientific Review
Office of Extramural Research, Education and Priority Populations
Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality
Rockville, MD 20850, Room 2002A
Rockville, MD  20850Phone: (301) 427-1815
Fax:  (301) 427-1562

*Temporary Member. For grant applications, temporary members may participate in the entire meeting or may review only selected applications as needed.

Consultants are required to absent themselves from the room during the review of any application if their presence would constitute or appear to constitute a conflict of interest.

Page last reviewed May 2015
Internet Citation: Healthcare Information Technology Research (HITR) Study Section Members. May 2015. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.