Thomas Reese, PharmD, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Biomedical Informatics

Thomas Reese, PharmD, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Vanderbilt Department of Biomedical Informatics and faculty in the Center for Improving the Public’s Health through Informatics and the Vanderbilt Clinical Informatics Center. He serves on the editorial board for the Journal of American Medical Informatics Association, as an adjunct in the College of Pharmacy at the University of Utah, and as the pharmacoinformatics work group vice chair for the American Medical Informatics Association.

Dr. Reese is a board-certified ambulatory care pharmacist and clinical informatician with a strong commitment to patient-oriented research. He trained as a fellow in the Multilevel Intervention Training Institute and on the National Library of Medicine T15 grant. He was motivated by clinical practice to understand how clinicians can make better decisions. In this pursuit, he focused on enhancing the human-computer interaction through interoperable clinical decision support. His previous work designing and evaluating integrated information displays for critical care led to current work designing user interfaces for deterioration and acute kidney injury prediction. He recently led projects developing shared decision-making tools for drug interactions and implementation strategies for lung cancer screening. Further, he was a co-investigator on projects where multilevel interventions were implemented to increase the uptake of HPV vaccination, COVID-19 testing and vaccination in safety-net clinics, and colorectal cancer screening. Through these experiences, he believes that well-executed informatics tools will be the primary channel to deliver effective interventions.

He is particularly interested in using health information technology to implement evidence-based practice in contextually and theoretically informed ways. His work through the center is focused on implementing and evaluating a multifaceted tool to improve prescribing in the emergency department.