Megan Salwei, PhD

Research Assistant Professor
Department of Anesthesiology
Research Assistant Professor
Department of Biomedical Informatics
2525 West End Ave.

Megan Salwei, PhD, is a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology within the Center for Research and Innovation in Systems Safety (CRISS). Dr. Salwei received her PhD in Industrial and Systems Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and she completed the National Library of Medicine Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Biomedical Informatics at Vanderbilt University, working with Matthew Weinger. 

Using human factors engineering methods and principles, her research program focuses on the design and integration of information-rich technologies to support care processes and improve patient safety. She is interested in the design of HealthIT to support teamwork in healthcare, not just between clinicians, but between the entire healthcare team - clinicians, patients, and their family caregivers. She received a K01 award from AHRQ to design a team-based collaborative technology to improve personalized treatment decision making for breast cancer patients. 

Megan received the Vanderbilt K12 Learning Health Systems award. Her K12 title is “COMputerized PAtient-centered Collaborative Technology (COMPACT) to support breast cancer shared decision making”. Info on her research and project can be found here:

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Twitter: @megansalwei