Healthcare Information Technology Research (HITR) Study Section Members

October 2016
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, MD (2018)
Professor Emeritus of Family Medicine
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Chief Medical Officer
DARTNet Institute
Aurora, CO 80045


Cole, Curtis L, MD (2017)
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 (2018)
Professor of Medicine, Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Department of Medicine
MetroHealth Medical Center
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH 44109

Fuller, Sherrilynne S, PhD (2018)
Professor Emeritus, Department of Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education
School of Medicine and Information School
University of Washington
Seattle, Washington, 98195

Gong, Yang, PhD, MD (2018)
Associate Professor, School of Biomedical Informatics 
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Houston, TX 77030

Hagen, Michael D, MD (2018)  
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, PhD (2018)
Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health
Indiana University
Indianapolis, IN 46202

Huerta, Timothy R., PhD (2018)
Associate Professor, College of Medicine
Departments of Family Medicine and Biomedical Informatics
The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH 43201

Lucero, Robert, J, PHD, MPH, RN, FAAN (2019)
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 (2018)
Associate Professor
Chief Health Information Officer
Department of Surgery and Institute for Health Informatics
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Nahm, Eun-Shim, PHD, RN, FAAN (2019)
Program Director, Nursing Informatics
Department of Organizational Systems and Adult Health
University of Maryland School of Nursing
Baltimore, MD 21201

Ogunyemi, Omoloa, I, PHD (2019)
Associate Adjunct Professor of Radiological Sciences
Center for Biomedical Informatics
Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science
Los Angeles, CA 90059

Padman, Rema, PHD (2018)
Professor of Management Science & Healthcare Informatics
Thrust Leader, Health IT Research at ILab
Research Area Director, Operations & Informatics
Center for Health Analytics
The H. John Heinz III College
Carnegie Mellon University
Adjunct Professor, Dept. of Biomedical Informatics
The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Parashuram, Shriram, PhD (2018)
Senior Health Economist
National Opinion Research Center (NORC) at the University of Chicago
Bethesda, MD 20814

Pasupathy, Kalyan S, PHD (2018)
Associate Professor, Mayo College of Medicine
Scientific Director, Clinical Engineering Learning Lab, Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN 55905

Peterson, Josh F., MD, MPH (2019)
Program Director, Masters of Applied Clinical Informatics
Associate Professor of Biomedical Informatics and Medicine
Department of Biomedical Informatics
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, TN, 37203

Rangachari, Pavani, PHD (2018)
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 (2018)
Professor, Health Communication
Department of Communication Studies
Center for Communication and Health
School of Communication
Northwestern University
Chicago, IL 60611

Rogers, Michelle, PhD (2019)
Associate Professor, Department of Information Science
College of Computing and Informatics
Drexel University
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Savitz, Lucy Ann, PhD (2019)
Assistant Vice President, Delivery System Science
Institute for Health Leadership
Intermountain Healthcare
Research Professor, Epidemiology
University of Utah School of Medicine
Salt Lake City, UT 84111

Sitapati, Amy Montague, MD (2017)
Clinical Professor of Medicine
Director Population Health
University of California San Diego (UCSD) 
La Jolla, CA 92121

Stockwell, Melissa, MD, MPH (2018)
Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Population and Family Health
College of Physicians and Surgeons
Mailman School of Public Health
Columbia University
New York, NY 10032

Tremblay, Monica Chiarini, PHD (2017)
Chair, Associate Professor, Department of Information Systems and Business Analytics
College of Business
Florida International University
Miami, FL 33199

Turchin, Alexander, MD (2019)
Associate Professor
Director of Informatics Research
Division of Endocrinology
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Boston, MA, 02115

Weiner, Mark G, MD (2017)
Professor, Department 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
(301) 427-1396
Fax: (301) 427-1562

Program Analyst

Hall, Wade A
Division of Scientific Review
Office of Extramural Research, Education and Priority Populations
Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality
5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, MD  20857
Phone: (301) 427-1394
Fax:  (301) 427-1562

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