Brian J. Douthit, PhD, RN-BC

VA Postdoctoral Fellow in Medical Informatics and Quality Improvement
2525 West End Avenue
Suite 1400

Brian J. Douthit, PhD, RN-BC is a VA post-doctoral fellow in Medical Informatics & Quality Improvement and MS student in Biomedical informatics. He earned his BSN from the Pennsylvania State University, and both his MSN in informatics and PhD from the Duke University School of Nursing. His clinical background includes medical-surgical nursing and palliative care. He also has operational experience as a board certified informatics nurse having worked for the University of Pittsburgh Medical Centers (UPMC) as an educator and electronic health record (EHR) implementation specialist.

His doctoral work focused on developing and testing multiple measures for data readiness of clinical decision support (CDS) via mobile apps, and continues his research to inform standards to support CDS and the development of metrics and tools to assist in the evaluation of CDS system interactions and outcomes. His work in public health informatics includes the development of CDS to improve health outcomes among veterans experiencing homelessness.