Healthcare Information Technology Research (HITR) Study Section Members

June 7-9, 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


Abraham, Joanna, PhD*
Assistant Professor
Department of Biomedical & Health Information Sciences
University Of Illinois, Chicago
Chicago, IL 60612

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

Britto, Maria T, MPH, MD*
Division of Adolescent Medicine
Cincinnati Children's Hospital
Medical Center
University of Cincinnat
College of Medicine
Cincinnati, OH 45229-3039

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

Dixon-Lee, Claire, PhD*
Executive Director
Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics & Information Management (CAHIM)
Chicago, IL 60601

Einstadter, Douglas, MD, MPH
Professor of Medicine
Center for Health Care Research & Policy
MetroHealth Medical Center
Case Western Reserve University
School of Medicine
Cleveland, OH 44109

Fuller, Sherrilynne S, PhD
Professor Emeritus
Department of Biomedical Informatics & Medical Education
School of Medicine & Information School
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195

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

Hagen, Michael D, MD 
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
Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health
Indiana University
Indianapolis, IN 46202

Harris, Marcelline Ruth, PhD*
Associate Professor
School of Nursing
University Of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

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

Lucero, Robert, J, PhD, MPH
Associate Professor of Nursing
College of Nursing
Graduate Faculty Center for Latin American Studies
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL, 32610

McGowan, Julie J, PhD*
Professor Emeritus, Knowledge Informatics
Indiana University School Of Medicine
Indianapolis, IN 46202-5121

Melton-Meaux, Genevieve B, MD, PhD 
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 & Adult Health
University of Maryland
School of Nursing
Baltimore, MD 21201

Ogunyemi, Omolola, Ijeoma, PhD
Director, Center For Biomedical Informatics
Associate Professor
Department of Preventive & Social Medicine
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

Parashuram, Shriram, PHD, MPH
Principal Health Economist
NORC [National Opinion Research Center] at the University Of Chicago
Bethesda, MD 20814

Pasupathy, Kalyan S, PhD
Associate Professor
Mayo College of Medicine
Lead Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN 55905

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

Reddy, Madhu C, PhD
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 & Informatics
Drexel University
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Shen, Jay J, PhD
Associate Dean
School of Community Health Sciences
Professor of Healthcare Administration and Policy
University of Nevada Las Vegas
Las Vegas, NV 89154-302

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 S, 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 & Business Analytics
College of Business
Florida International University
Miami, FL 33199

Turchin, Alexander, MD
Associate Professor
Director of Informatics Research
Division of Endocrinology
Brigham & 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
Rockville, MD 20857

Extramural Support Assistant

Hall, Wade A.
Program Analyst
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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