Healthcare Information Technology Research (HITR) Study Section Members

February 22 – 24, 2017
Roster of members of the study section that reviews R01/R18/R21 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.


Pace, Wilson D., MD
Professor Emeritus of Family Medicine
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Chief Medical Officer
DARTNet Institute
Aurora, CO 80045


Abujarad, Fuad, PhD*
Assistant Professor, Department Of Emergency Medicine
Yale University
New Haven, CT 06519

Bailey, Thomas Charles, MD*
Professor of Medicine Internal Medicine
School of Medicine Washington University
Saint Louis, MO 63110

Berner, Eta Berner, EdD*
Professor, Health Informatics
Department of Health Services Administration
School of Health Professions
University of Alabama At Birmingham
Birmingham, AL 35294

Bostrom, Andrea Claire, PhD*
Professor, Grand Valley State University
Kirkhof College Of Nursing
Grand Rapids, MI 49503-3314

Cole, Curtis L, MD
Chief Information Officer
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine and Healthcare Policy and Research
Weill Cornell Medicine
Information Technologies and Services
New York City, NY 10065

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

Gong, Yang, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, School of Biomedical Informatics 
University of Texas Health Science Center
Houston, TX 77030

Hagen, Michael D, MD 
Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Senior Vice President
American Board of Family Medicine
Lexington, KY 40511

Harle, Christopher Albert, PhD
Associate Professor, Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health
Indiana University
Indianapolis, IN 46202

Huerta, Timothy R., PhD 
Associate Professor, College of Medicine
Departments of Family Medicine and Biomedical Informatics
Ohio State University
Columbus, OH 43201

Jenkins, Ruth G, PhD*
Assistant Professor, Department Of Family Medicine
Medical University Of South Carolina
Charleston, SC 29425

Lucero, Robert, J, MPH, PhD
Associate Professor of Nursing
VA HSR&D Center of Innovation on Disability and Rehabilitation Research
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL, 32610, HPNP 3201

Melton-Meaux, Genevieve B, MD, PhD 
Associate Professor, Department of Surgery and Institute for Health Informatics
University of Minnesota
CHIO Fairview Health Services
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Nahm, Eun-Shim, PhD
Program Director, Nursing Informatics
Department of Organizational Systems and Adult Health
University of Maryland School of Nursing
Baltimore, MD 21201

Ogunyemi, Omolola, Ijeoma, PhD
Director, Center For Biomedical Informatics
Associate Professor, Life Sciences Institute
Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science
Los Angeles, CA 90059

Padman, Rema, PhD
Professor of Management Science and Healthcare Informatics
Research Area Director, Operations & Informatics
The H. John Heinz III College
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Pasupathy, Kalyan S., PhD
Associate Professor, Mayo College of Medicine
Scientific Director, Clinical Engineering Learning Lab
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN 55905

Peterson, Josh F., MD, MPH
Program Director
Associate Professor of Biomedical Informatics
Department of Biomedical Informatics
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, TN, 37203

Rangachari, Pavani, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Health Management & Informatics
Interim Associate Dean for Practice & Community Health
College of Allied Health Sciences
Augusta University
Augusta, GA 30912

Reddy, Madhu C., PhD
Professor, Department of Communication Studies
Health and Biomedical Informatics
Northwestern University
Evanston, IL 60208

Rogers, Michelle L., PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Information Science
College of Computing and Informatics
Drexel University
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Savitz, Lucy Ann, MBA, PhD
Assistant Vice President, Delivery System Science
Institute for Healthcare Delivery Research
Intermountain Healthcare
Research Professor, Epidemiology
University of Utah School of Medicine
Salt Lake City, UT 84111

Sitapati, Amy Montague, MD
Clinical Professor, Department of Medicine and Biomedical Informatics
Chief Medical Information Officer, Population Health
University of California San Diego (UCSD) 
La Jolla, CA 92121

Stockwell, Melissa, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics and Family Health
College of Physicians and Surgeons
Mailman School of Public Health
Columbia University
New York, NY 10032

Tremblay, Monica Chiarini, PhD
Chair and Associate Professor, Department of Information Systems and Business Analytics
College of Business
Florida International University
Miami, FL 33199

Turchin, Alexander, MD
Associate Professor
Director of Informatics Research
Division of Endocrinology
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Boston, MA 02115

Weiner, Mark G., MD
Assistant Dean for Informatics
Professor of Clinical Sciences
Temple University School of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Scientific Review Officer

Aponte, Boris, MPH, PhD
Division of Scientific Review
Office of Extramural Research, Education and Priority Populations
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, MD 20857

Extramural Support Assistant

Hall, Wade A.
Program Analyst, Division of Scientific Review (DSR)
Office of Extramural Research, Education and Priority Populations
Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality
5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, MD 20857

* 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.

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