Faculty

The Center for Health Services Research currently includes over 160 faculty members. CHSR Faculty represent diverse disciplines including clinical medicine, nursing, public health, social sciences, management sciences, and the humanities. Key research foci of the Center include: clinical epidemiology and outcomes research, clinical improvement and quality research, clinical economics and decision science, health promotion and disease management, behavioral health, comparative effectiveness research, community health and health policy.

Sunil Kripalani, MD, MSc, SFHM, FACP, is Professor of Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He directs the Center for Health Services Research.

 

Name Research Affiliations Division/Department Research Interests
Abdel-kader, Khaled
Assistant Professor, Medicine
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Nephrology and Hypertension, Medicine care planning, risk profiling, health management, quality of life, chronic kidney disease
Adgent, Margaret A.
Research Assistant Professor, Health Policy
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Pre3 Initiative; Epidemiology Center Health Policy Pediatric and perinatal epidemiology, environmental, epidemiology
Ahonkhai, Aimalohi
Assistant Professor, Medicine; Diversity Liaison, Infectious Diseases
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Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health Infectious Diseases, Medicine HIV, health-system level predictors of patient-level outcomes, implementation research, resource-limited settings, access to care, patient-centered care
Aldrich, Melinda C.
Associate Professor, Medicine; Diversity Liason, Biomedical Informatics
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Center for Precision Medicine; Center for Surgical Quality Outcomes Research; TREAT Lung Cancer Program; Epidemiology Center; Vanderbilt Genetics Institute Genetic Medicine, Medicine Lung cancer, epidemiology, screening, health disparities, precision medicine, risk prediction
Ancker, Jessica
Associate Professor, Biomedical Informatics; Vice Chair for Educational Affairs, Biomedical Informatics
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Biomedical Informatics health equity, health disparities, data communication, clinical decision support, human factors
Annapureddy, Narender
Associate Professor, Medicine; Director, Rheumatology Training Program
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Rheumatology and Immunology, Medicine patient-reported outcomes, quality improvement, lupus, vasculitis, osteoporosis
Arnold, Donald H.
Professor, Pediatrics; Director of Research, Pediatric Emergency Medicine
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Asthma Research Center; Center for Emergency Care Research and Innovation Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Pediatrics asthma, pulsus paradoxus, pulse oximetry, predictive modeling, clinical decision support, resource utilization
Bachmann, Justin Matthew
Assistant Professor, Medicine; Medical Director, Vanderbilt Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Program; Medical Director, Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement
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Center for Clinical Cardiovascular Outcomes Research and Trials Evaluation; Vanderbilt Clinical Informatics Center; Vanderbilt Translational and Clinical Cardiovascular Research Center Cardiovascular Medicine, Medicine cardiac rehabilitation, operations. Patient-reported outcomes
Banerjee, Arna
Associate Professor, Anesthesiology; Assistant Dean for Simulation in Medical Education and Administration
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Center for Research and Innovation in Systems Safety Critical Care Medicine, Multispecialty Adult Anesthesiology, Anesthesiology anesthesiology, quality improvement, healthcare simulation, education
Banerjee, Ritu
Associate Professor, Pediatrics; Medical Director, Pediatric Antimicrobial Stewardship Program; Director of Clinical Services, Pediatric Infectious Diseases; Associate Program Director; Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program
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Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Pediatrics antibiotic stewardship, rapid diagnostics, infectious diseases
Barkin, Shari
Professor, Pediatrics; William K. Warren Foundation Chair in Pediatrics; Director, Pediatric Obesity Research; Chief, General Pediatrics
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Cancer Health Outcomes and Control Research Program; Center for Child Health Policy; Center for Diabetes Translation Research; Vanderbilt Genetics Institute General Pediatrics, Pediatrics pediatric obesity, violence prevention, health behaviors, community research, dissemination
Barocas, Daniel A
Associate Professor, Urology; Vice Chair, Urology
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Center for Surgical Quality Outcomes Research; Cancer Health Outcomes and Control Research Program Urologic Oncology, Urology prostate cancer, quality of life, quality of care, healthcare disparities, comparative effectiveness
Bernard, Gordon
Professor, Medicine; Melinda Owen Bass Chair in Medicine; Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Sciences; Executive Vice President for Research; Director, Vanderbilt Institute for Clinical and Translational Research
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Critical Illness, Brain Dysfunction, and Survivorship Center; Center for Precision Medicine; Center for Biomedical Ethics; Vanderbilt Institute for Clinical and Translational Research; Tennessee Center for AIDS Research Allergy, Pulmonary, and Critical Care, Medicine sepsis, acute respiratory distress syndrome, clinical research, learning healthcare system
Blakely, Martin
Professor, Pediatric Surgery
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Center for Surgical Quality Outcomes Research Pediatric Surgery
Buntin, Melinda J. Beeuwkes
Professor, Health Policy; Mike Curb Chair in Health Policy; Chair, Health Policy
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Center for Child Health Policy; Critical Illness, Brain Dysfunction, and Survivorship Center; Cancer Health Outcomes and Control Research Program Health Policy health economics, health care spending, Medicare, Medicaid, payment reform, insurance, state and local health policy
Cahill, Katherine
Assistant Professor, Medicine
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Asthma Research Center Allergy, Pulmonary, and Critical Care, Medicine Aspirin-exacerbated respiratory disease, adult-onset asthma, NSAID allergy, chronic rhinosinusitis
Carroll, Kecia Nicole
Associate Professor, Pediatrics
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Center for Child Health Policy; Pre3 Initiative; Asthma Research Center General Pediatrics, Pediatrics epidemiology, prenatal exposure, environmental toxicants, child development and health, asthma
Cavanaugh, Kerri
Associate Professor, Medicine; Co-Director, Center for Effective Health Communication
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Center for Effective Health Communication; Center for Diabetes Translation Research Nephrology and Hypertension, Medicine diabetes, hypertension, kidney disease, health communication, chronic disease self-management
Chakkalakal, Rosette J.
Associate Professor, Medicine; Medical Director, Health Plus
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Pre3 Initiative; Center for Diabetes Translation Research; Center for Clinical Quality and Implementation Research General Internal Medicine and Public Health, Medicine type 2 diabetes, health disparities, telehealth, implementation science, healthcare utilization, behavior modification
Choi, Leena
Professor, Biostatistics; Vice Chair for Diversity and Inclusion, Biostatistics
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Biostatistics pharmacogenomics, clinical trial design, electronic health record algorithms, big data
Chren, Mary-Margaret
Professor,Dermatology; Robert N. and Rachel Buchanan and A.H. and Lucile Lancaster Chair in Dermatology; Chair, Dermatology
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Dermatology skin cancer, quality of life
Chung, Cecilia Pilar
Associate Professor, Medicine
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Rheumatology and Immunology, Medicine lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, cardiovascular disease, rheumatology, pharmacoepidemiology, pharmacogenetics
Collins, Sean
Professor, Emergency Medicine; Executive Vice Chair, Emergency Medicine; Director, Center for Emergency Care Research and Innovation
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Center for Emergency Care Research and Innovation; Center for Musculoskeletal Research Emergency Medicine emergency medicine, acute heart failure, cardiovascular trials
Cooper, William
Professor, Pediatrics; Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor, Pediatrics and Health Policy; Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs; Director, Center for Patient and Professional Advocacy; Vice Chair for Faculty Affairs, Pediatrics
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Center for Child Health Policy; Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health; Epidemiology Center General Pediatrics, Pediatrics child medication safety, Medicaid, pharmacoepidemiology, pregnancy, health disparities
Coronado, Rogelio A
Research Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery
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Center for Musculoskeletal Research Orthopaedic Surgery musculoskeletal pain, behavioral interventions, psychological factors of pain, physical rehabilitation
DeBaun, Michael R
Professor, Pediatrics; J.C. Peterson Chair in Pediatrics; Vice Chair for Clinical and Translational Research, Pediatrics; Founding Director, Vanderbilt-Meharry Center for Excellence in Sickle Cell Disease
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Vanderbilt-Meharry Center for Excellence in Sickle Cell Disease; Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health Hematology and Oncology, Pediatrics sickle cell disease, advocacy, medical home care, global health
Deppen, Stephen
Associate Professor, Thoracic Surgery
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TREAT Lung Cancer Program; Center for Improving the Public's Health through Informatics; Center for Surgical Quality Outcomes Research; Epidemiology Center; Cancer Health Outcomes and Control Research Program Thoracic Surgery lung cancer, diagnostic test for cancer, cancer screening, quality improvement
Devane, Stephanie M
Associate Professor, Nursing
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Nursing breast feeding. African American women, health care use, nurse-midwifery
Dittus, Robert
Professor, Medicine; Senior Associate Dean for Population Health Sciences; Albert and Bernard Werthan Chair in Medicine; Chief Innovation Officer and Senior Vice President, Vanderbilt Health Affiliated Network; Executive Vice President for Public Health and Health Care; Director, Tennessee Valley Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center;Director, Quality Scholars Program, VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare System
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Institute for Clinical and Translational Research; Cancer Health Outcomes and Control Research Program; Institute for Community Health; Critical Illness, Brain Dysfunction, and Survivorship Center; Center for Clinical Quality and Implementation Research General Internal Medicine and Public Health, Medicine health disparities, quality improvement, medical decision making, cost effectiveness, care outcomes
Dmochowski, Roger
Professor, Urology; Vice Chair for Faculty Affairs and Professionalism, Surgical Sciences; Associate Surgeon-in-Chief, Surgical Sciences; Executive Medical Director, Patient Safety and Quality
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Reconstructive Urology and Pelvic Medicine,Urology female pelvic medicine, bladder disorders, genitourinary system, biosocial framework for bladder health
Dupont, William
Professor, Biostatistics; Vice Chair for Academic Affairs, Biostatistics; Director, Nashville Breast Cohort Study; Director of Mentoring, Biostatistics
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Center for Child Health Policy; Asthma Research Center; Vanderbilt Genetics Institute Biostatistics breast cancer/disease, models for autonomic disease
Dusetzina, Stacie B.
Associate Professor, Health Policy; Ingram Associate Professor of Cancer Research
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Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center; Department of Health Policy Health Policy pharmaceutical policy, pharmacoepidemiology, cancer outcomes research
Elasy, Tom
Professor,Medicine
Director, General Internal Medicine and Public Health; Ann and Roscoe R. Robinson Chair in Clinical Research, Diabetes Center; Director, Center for Diabetes Translational Research
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Center for Diabetes Translation Research; Epidemiology Center General Internal Medicine and Public Health, Medicine type 2 diabetes, glycemic relapse, self-management of type 2 diabetes, risk factor modification
Ely, Wes
Professor,Medicine; Grant W. Liddle Chair in Medicine; Associate Director for Research, Tennessee Valley Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center
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Critical Illness, Brain Dysfunction, and Survivorship Center; Center for Quality Aging; Epidemiology Center; Memory and Alzheimer's Center; Tennessee Valley Geriatric Research and Education Clinical Center Allergy, Pulmonary, and Critical Care, Medicine critical care, delirium, dementia, ARDS, ventilation, COVID-19
Feurer, Irene
Research Professor, Surgery; Director of Quantitative Services, Vanderbilt Transplant Center
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Center for Quantitative Sciences Surgery organ transplantation outcomes, psychometrics, quality of life
France, Daniel
Research Professor, Anesthesiology
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Center for Research and Innovation in Systems Safety; Vanderbilt Clinical Informatics Center; Center for Quality Aging; Center for Clinical Quality and Implementation Research Anesthesiology health systems engineering, computer modeling, hospital efficiency, patient safety
Freiberg, Matthew Scott
Professor, Medicine
Dorothy and Laurence Grossman Chair in Cardiology; Founding Director, V-CREATE
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Center for Clinical Cardiovascular Outcomes Research and Trials Evaluation; Vanderbilt Translational and Clinical Cardiovascular Research Center; Center for Clinical Cardiovascular Outcomes Research and Trials Evaluation; ViTAL: Vanderbilt Center for Tobacco, Addiction, and Lifestyle Cardiovascular Medicine, Medicine HIV, substance use, immune function, cardiovascular disease outcomes
French, Benjamin
Associate Professor, Biostatistics
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Biostatistics statistical methods, longitudinal/survival data, exposure-outcome associations, prediction accuracy
Fry, Carrie
Assistant Professor, Health Policy
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Health Policy health reform, Medicaid, substance use disorder, mental health
Fuchs, Catherine
Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences; Co-Chair, Admissions, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
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Critical Illness, Brain Dysfunction, and Survivorship Center Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences child bipolar disorder, mood disorders, trauma, child delirium
Gaines, Kenneth J
Professor, Clinical Neurology; Director, Tele-Neurology Program
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Clinical Neurology stroke epidemiology, intracerebral hemorrhage, clinical trials, telemedicine
Gelbard, Alexander
Associate Professor, Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery; Co-director, Vanderbilt Complex Airway Center
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Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery adult airway disease, laryngotracheal stenosis
Goethals, Eveline
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
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Endocrinology and Diabetes, Pediatrics type 1 diabetes, treatment adherence, adolescent motivation, executive function in children, health communication
Gonzales, Gilbert
Assistant Professor, Medicine, Health and Societyemail
Center for Child Health Policy Medicine, Health and Society LGBT health, health disparities, population health, healthcare reform
Graves, John
Associate Professor, Health Policy
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Cancer Health Outcomes and Control Research Program Health Policy healthcare reform, Medicaid expansion, personalized medicine
Greevy, Robert
Associate Professor, Biostatistics; Director, Health Services Research Biostatistics; Director, Biostatistics Graduate Studies
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Critical Illness, Brain Dysfunction, and Survivorship Center; Center for Diabetes Translation Research Biostatistics statistical methods, randomization methods, Inverse probability weighting , doubly robust estimators, sensitivity analyses
Griffin, Marie
Professor Emerita, Health Policy
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Epidemiology Center; Center for Diabetes Translation Research Health Policy pharmacoepidemiology, geriatrics, vaccine safety
Griffith, Derek
Professor, Medicine, Health and Society; Director, Center for Research on Men's Health
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Center for Research on Men's Health; Center for Diabetes Translation Research; Cancer Health Outcomes and Control Research Program Medicine, Health and Society racial disparities in men's health, stress and men's health disparities, men's health intersections
Griffith, Kevin N.
Assistant Professor, Health Policy
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Health Policy pay-per-performance, veteran's health, care access, cost-effectiveness
Grijalva, Carlos
Associate Professor, Health Policy; Co-director, DEcIDE Research Center
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Developing Evidence to Inform Decisions about Effectiveness (DEcIDE) Research Center; Epidemiology Center; Center for Musculoskeletal Research; Tennessee Valley Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center; Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health Pharmacoepidemiology, Health Policy vaccine policy, pharmacoepidemiology, infectious diseases, medication effectiveness
Grogan, Eric
Associate Professor, Thoracic Surgery; Chief, Thoracic Surgery, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Nashville TN
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Center for Surgical Quality Outcomes Research; TREAT Lung Cancer Program Thoracic Surgery lung cancer detection, predictive modeling, small nodule localization
Guillamondegui, Oscar
Professor, Surgery; Vice Chair for Surgical Quality, Safety, and Professionalism, Surgery; Medical Director, Trauma ICU; Director, Vanderbilt Multidisciplinary Traumatic Brain Injury Clinic; Chief, Division of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care
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Center for Biomedical Ethics Trauma and Surgical Critical Care, Surgery quality improvement, hospital operations
Han, Jin Ho
Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine
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Center for Quality Aging;Critical Illness, Brain Dysfunction, and Survivorship Center; Center for Emergency Care Research and Innovation; Memory and Alzheimer's Center Emergency Medicine emergency medicine, delirium, long-term cognition, heart failure, geriatric medicine
Harrell, Frank E.
Professor, Biostatistics
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Critical Illness, Brain Dysfunction, and Survivorship Center; Vanderbilt Translational and Clinical Cardiovascular Research Center; Center for Biomedical Ethics Biostatistics statistical methods, model validation, Bayesian methods, quantifying predictive accuracy, missing data imputation
Harris, Paul
Professor, Biomedical Informatics; Director, Office of Research Informatics
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Vanderbilt Institute for Clinical and Translational Research Biomedical Informatics clinical/translational informatics, REDCap, data management, participant recruitment
Hartert, Tina
Professor, Medicine; Director, Center for Asthma and Environmental Sciences Research; Lulu H. Owen Chair in MedicineVice President for Translational Research
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Vanderbilt Institute for Infection, Immunology, and Inflammation; Asthma Research Center;Epidemiology Center Allergy, Pulmonary, and Critical Care, Medicine asthma, respiratory epidemiology, primary disease prevention, clinical trials, pulmonary medicine
Hartmann, Katherine
Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology; Associate Dean for Clinical and Translational Scientist Development; Lucius H. Burch Chair in Reproductive Physiology and Family Planning; Vice President for Research Integration
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Epidemiology Center; Pre3 Initiative; Institute for Clinical and Translational Research; Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Obstetrics and Gynecology epidemiology, informed medical decision making, cost-outcomes, behavioral interventions, pregnancy outcomes, women's health
Hawkins, Alexander Tharrington
Assistant Professor, Surgery
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General Surgery, Surgery colon/rectal surgery outcomes, patient-reported outcomes, health service research, global surgery
Heerman, William John
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics; Co-director, Epidemiology Track, Master of Public Health Program
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Center for Clinical Quality and Implementation Research; Center for Child Health Policy; Center for Effective Health Communication; Center for Diabetes Translation Research General Pediatrics, Pediatrics maternal-child health outcomes, obesity, behavioral interventions, implementation science, health disparities
Hess, Erik Paul
Professor, Emergency Medicine; Chair, Emergency Medicine
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Emergency Medicine emergency medicine, shared decision making, decision science, health disparities, public health
Holzman, Mike
Professor, Surgery; Lester and Sarah Jayne Williams Chair in Academic Surgery
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General Surgery, Surgery
Horst, Sara Nicole
Associate Professor, Medicine
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Vanderbilt Clinical Informatics Center Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, Medicine inflammatory bowel disease patient-reported outcomes, medication adherence, clinical flow, provider experience
Hughes, Christopher
Professor, Anesthesiology; Chief, Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine
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Critical Illness, Brain Dysfunction, and Survivorship Center; Memory and Alzheimer's Center Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine, Anesthesiology critical care, delirium, cognitive impairment, stoke, post-surgical outcomes
Hung, Adriana
Associate Professor, Medicine
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Nephrology and Hypertension, Medicine diabetes, kidney disease, rectal disease
Idrees, Kamran
Associate Professor, Surgery; Chief, Division of Surgical Oncology and Endocrine Surgery; Director, Pancreas and GI Surgical Oncology; Director, Peritoneal Surface Malignancy Program; Ingram Associate Professor of Cancer Research
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Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center; Center for Surgical Quality Outcomes Research Surgical Oncology and Endocrine Surgery, Surgery colorectal, liver metastases, pancreatic cancer treatments, coordination of care, multidisciplinary care teams
Jackson, James C.
Research Associate Professor, Medicine; Assistant Director, ICU Recovery Center at Vanderbilt
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Critical Illness, Brain Dysfunction, and Survivorship Center Allergy, Pulmonary, and Critical Care, Medicine delirium, cognitive functioning, patient recovery
Jaser, Sarah
Associate Professor, Pediatrics
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Center for Diabetes Translation Research Endocrinology and Diabetes, Pediatrics type 1 diabetes, psychology intervention, coping, quality of life, adherence, neurocognitive complications
Jessica Perkins
Assistant Professor, Human and Organizational Development
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Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health Human and Organizational Development community health, global health, social epidemiology, social psychology, social norms, health-related behaviors
Johnson, Kevin
Professor,Biomedical Informatics
Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor, Biomedical Informatics; Chair, Biomedical InformaticsInformatician-in-Chief
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Center for Precision Medicine; Center for Diabetes Translation Research; Vanderbilt Clinical Informatics Center Biomedical Informatics patient safety/compliance improvement, technology use for point of care, computer-based documentation systems
Keohane, Laura
Assistant Professor, Health Policy
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Memory and Alzheimer's Center; Critical Illness, Brain Dysfunction, and Survivorship Center Health Policy Medicare, Medicaid, aging, disability, long-term care
Koyama, Tatsuki
Associate Professor, Biostatistics
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Center for Quantitative Sciences Biostatistics statistical methods, flexible clinical trial designs, data inference, Frequentist method, Bayesian methods
Kripalani, Sunil
Professor, Medicine
Director, Center for Clinical Quality and Implementation Research; Director, Center for Health Services Research
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Vanderbilt Clinical Informatics Center; Center for Quality Aging; Center for Clinical Quality and Implementation Research; Center for Effective Health Communication; Center for Diabetes Translation Research General Internal Medicine and Public Health,Medicine implementation science, health communication, health literacy, medication management, care transitions, social determinants of health, hospital readmission
Leech, Ashley A.
Assistant Professor, Health Policy
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Center for Child Health Policy; Pre3 Initiative Health Policy reproductive and infant health, cost and value, health policy decision making, infectious diseases
Lewis, Jennifer A.
Assistant Professor, Medicine
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Cancer Health Outcomes and Control Research Program Hematology and Oncology, Medicine implementation science, lung cancer screening, process adaptations, provider engagement, program evaluation
Lindsell, Christopher John
Professor, Biostatistics; Co-director, Health Data Science Center; Director, Vanderbilt Institute for Clinical and Translational Research Methods Program; Associate Director, Center for Clinical Quality and Improvement Research
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Center for Emergency Care Research and Innovation; Vanderbilt Institute for Clinical and Translational Research; Center for Clinical Quality and Implementation Research Biostatistics learning health systems, pragmatic trials, implementation research, clinical processes, statistics
Malow, Beth Ann
Professor, Neurology; Burry Chair in Cognitive Childhood Development; Division Chief, Sleep; Vice Chair for Academic Affairs, Neurology
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Vanderbilt Brain Institute; Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Neurology sleep, epilepsy, autism, electronic health record, self-determined goals, care-giver support, patient education
Markus, Shannon Anjelica
Instructor, Emergency Medicine; Fellow, Health Policy and Equity, Emergency Medicine
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Vanderbilt Clinical Informatics Center Emergency Medicine emergency medicine, barriers to care, social determinants of health, vulnerable populations
Martinez, William
Assistant Professor, Medicine
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Vanderbilt Clinical Informatics Center; Center for Diabetes Translation Research; Center for Biomedical Ethics General Internal Medicine and Public Health,Medicine medical error, patient safety, physician behavior, digital health, patient engagement, measure development
Matheny, Michael
Associate Professor, Biomedical Informatics; Co-Director, Center for Improving the Public's Health through Informatics; Associate Director, Advanced Fellowship in Medical Informatics, TVHS Veterans Affairs
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Center for Improving the Public's Health through Informatics Biomedical Informatics predictive analytics, acute kidney injury, diabetes, medical product surveillance, machine learning
Mayberry, Lindsay
Assistant Professor, Medicine; Director, Effective Health Communication Core
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Center for Diabetes Translation Research; Vanderbilt Clinical Informatics Center; Center for Clinical Quality and Implementation Research General Internal Medicine and Public Health, Medicine family support, health information technology, diabetes, self-management, heath communication
McCoy, Allison B.
Assistant Professor, Biomedical Informatics
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Vanderbilt Clinical Informatics Center; Center for Clinical Quality and Implementation Research Biomedical Informatics electronic health records, clinical decision support, affordable healthcare, patient safely
McNaughton, Candace
Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine; Co-director, Epidemiology Track, Master of Public Health Program
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Vanderbilt Translational and Clinical Cardiovascular Research Center; Center for Effective Health Communication Emergency Medicine emergency medicine, cardiovascular conditions, determinants of health, implementation science, pre-hospital care
Mcpheeters, Melissa L.
Research Professor, Health Policy; Co-director, Center for Improving the Public's Health through Informatics
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Center for Child Health Policy; Center for Improving the Public's Health through Informatics; Center for Emergency Care Research and Innovation; Vanderbilt Clinical Informatics Center; Epidemiology Center Health Policy epidemiology, evidence-based medicine, comparative effectiveness
Meador, Keith
Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences; Director, Center for Biomedical Ethics and Society; Director, Mental Health and Chaplaincy
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Center for Biomedical Ethics General Psychiatry, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences religion and health, mental health care, access to care, quality of care, socio-cultural determinants of illness
Metzl, Jonathan
Center for Medicine, Health, and Society; Frederick B. Rentschler II Professor of Sociology
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Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health; Center for Biomedical Ethics Medicine, Health and Society
Minnick, Ann
Professor, Nursing
Senior Associate Dean of Nursing; Julia Eleanor Chenault Professor of Nursing
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Nursing hospital quality and safety, workforce quality, adherence to clinical guidelines
Mistry, Eva A
Assistant Professor, Neurology
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Neurology acute stroke, outcomes, clinical trial methodology
Mixon, Amanda S.
Associate Professor, Medicine; Director, Vanderbilt Implementation and Quality Improvement Core
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Center for Quality Aging; Tennessee Valley Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center; Center for Clinical Quality and Implementation Research General Internal Medicine and Public Health, Medicine care transitions, social determinants of health, hospital readmission, medication reconciliation, deprescribing
Moon, Troy
Associate Professor, Pediatrics

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Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health Infectious Diseases, Pediatrics HIV/AIDS, global health, systems delivery, research capacity building, research ethics
Moore, Paul
Professor, Pediatrics; Director, Pediatric Allergy, Immunology and Pulmonary Medicine; Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs, Pediatrics
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Asthma Research Center Allergy, Immunology, and Pulmonary Medicine, Pediatrics genetic variations in asthma, respiratory outcomes, development of asthma, environmental exposures, care delivery
Mulvaney, Shelagh A.
Associate Professor, Nursing

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Center for Research and Scholarly Development; Center for Effective Health Communication; Vanderbilt Kennedy Center; Center for Diabetes Translation Research Clinical Psychology, Nursing diabetes self-management, technology-assisted behavior change, social learning mechanisms, mobile behavioral assessment systems
Munoz, Daniel
Associate Professor, Medicine; Associate Executive Medical Director, Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute; Interim Co-Director for Clinical Affairs, Cardiovascular Medicine
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Heart and Vascular Institute; Center for Clinical Cardiovascular Outcomes Research and Trials Evaluation; Vanderbilt Translational and Clinical Cardiovascular Research Center Cardiovascular Medicine, Medicine cardiovascular risk, patient outcome improvement, polypill
Murff, Harvey
Associate Professor, Medicine; Director, Geriatric Medicine
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Tennessee Valley Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center; Digestive Disease Research Center; Tennessee Valley Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center Geriatric Medicine, Medicine colorectal cancer epidemiology, nutrition, disparities in cancer screening, patient safety
Murry, Velma M.
Professor, Health Policy; Lois Audrey Betts Chair in Education and Human Development; Director, Program in Rural Health Equity Research
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Vanderbilt Kennedy Center; Center for Child Health Policy; Center for Diabetes Translation Research; Program in Rural Health Equity Research Health Policy youth risk, rural African-American parents and youth, HIV prevention, rural health, health equity
Nair, Devika
Instructor, Medicine
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Nephrology and Hypertension, Medicine self efficacy, cognitive impairment, qualitative research, chronic kidney disease, quality of life
Novak, Laurie
Assistant Professor, Biomedical Informatics; Director, DBMI Center of Excellence in Applied Artificial Intelligence
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Vanderbilt Clinical Informatics Center; Center for Clinical Quality and Implementation Research; Center for Research and Innovation in Systems Safety; Center for Diabetes Translation Research Biomedical Informatics qualitative research, technology integration, technology implementation, social construction, patient safety
Obremskey, William T.
Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery; Vice Chair, Orthopaedic Surgery; Director, Orthopaedic Trauma Research; Executive Medical Director of Technology Assessment and Product Acquisition
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Center for Musculoskeletal Research Orthopaedic Trauma, Orthopaedic Surgery musculoskeletal trauma outcomes, fiscal analysis, study design, patient-reported outcomes
Pandharipande, Pratik
Professor,Anesthesiology
Vice Chair for Faculty Affairs, Anesthesiology
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Critical Illness, Brain Dysfunction, and Survivorship Center Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine, Anesthesiology critical care, sedation, delirium, cognitive impairment, sepsis
Patel, Mayur
Associate Professor and Vice Chair for Professional Development, Surgery; Assitant Chief of Surgical Services, VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare System; Chief, General Surgery, VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare System; Director of Finance, Critical Illness, Brain Dysfunction, and Survivorship Center Director of Research, Trauma, Emergency General Surgery, and Surgical Critical Care
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Critical Illness, Brain Dysfunction, and Survivorship Center; Traumatic Brain Injury Center; Vanderbilt Brain Institute; Center for Emergency Care Research and Innovation Trauma and Surgical Critical Care, Surgery traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress disorder, long-term cognitive impairment, dementia, ICU survivorship
Patrick, Stephen
Associate Professor, Pediatrics; Director, Center for Child Health Policy
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Center for Child Health Policy; Pre3 Initiative Neonatology, Pediatrics opioid use disorder, opioid-exposed infants and mothers, opioid crisis, drug control policies
Penson, David F.
Professor, Urology; Chair, Urology; Paul V. Hamilton, M.D., and Virginia E. Howd Chair in Urologic Oncology; Director, Center for Surgical Quality and Outcomes Research
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Center for Surgical Quality Outcomes Research; Cancer Health Outcomes and Control Research Program Urologic Oncology, Urology prostate cancer treatment, comparative effectiveness, health policy, quality of care
Peterson, Josh F.
Professor, Biomedical Informatics; Director, Center for Precision Medicine
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Vanderbilt Clinical Informatics Center; Center for Precision Medicine; Center for Diabetes Translation Research Biomedical Informatics precision medicine, drug safety/efficacy improvement, genomic technologies, implementation
Peterson, Neeraja B.
Associate Professor, Medicine; Associate Chair, Ambulatory Education; Medical Director, Vanderbilt Adult Primary Care; Associate Director, Internal Medicine Residency Program
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General Internal Medicine and Public Health, Medicine preventative medicine, cancer screening, women's health, epidemiology, health services
Phillippi, Julia C.
Assistant Professor, Nursing; Director, Nurse-Midwifery Specialty
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Center for Child Health Policy; Center for Research and Scholarly Development Nursing prenatal care access, team-based prenatal care, midwifery innovation
Poon, Sabrina J.
Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine
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Center for Emergency Care Research and Innovation Emergency Medicine emergency medicine, acute care, value improvement, quality improvement
Powers, James
Professor, Medicine; Associate Director, Tennessee Valley Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center; Director, Middle Tennessee Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program
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Center for Quality Aging; Tennessee Valley Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center Geriatric Medicine, Medicine educational outcome, aging body composition, geriatric care models, interdisciplinary patient care teams
Prescott, Lauren S.
Assistant Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Center for Women's Health at Ingram Cancer Center Obstetrics and Gynecology gynecological oncology
Pulley, Jill
Research Associate Professor, Medicine; Director, Vanderbilt Institute for Clinical and Translational Research
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Institute for Clinical and Translational Research Allergy, Pulmonary, and Critical Care,Medicine racial health disparities, drug safety/marketing
Raman, Rameela
Associate Professor, Biostatistics
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Critical Illness, Brain Dysfunction, and Survivorship Center Biostatistics health disparity measures, survivor/attrition bias, provider profiling, statistical education
Ray, Wayne
Professor, Health Policy
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Health Policy pharmacoepidemiology, geriatrics, preventative medicine
Rebeiro, Peter F.
Assistant Professor, Medicine; Director of Graduate Studies, Epidemiology and Medicine
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Epidemiology Center Epidemiology, Medicine HIV/AIDS, epidemiology, care continuum
Reynolds, William Stuart
Associate Professor, Urology; Fellowship Director, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship
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Center for Surgical Quality Outcomes Research Reconstructive Urology and Pelvic Medicine, Urology functional bladder disorders, comparative effectiveness, epidemiology, biosocial framework for bladder health
Rhoten, Bethany Andrews
Assistant Professor, Nursing
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Center for Research and Scholarly Development Nursing body image, sexuality, cancer-related disfigurement, decision-making
Rosas-Salazar, Christian
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics

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Asthma Research Center Allergy, Immunology, and Pulmonary Medicine, Pediatrics early-life risk factors for childhood asthma, asthma health disparities, biomarkers for asthma development
Rosenbloom, Trent
Associate Professor, Biomedical Informatics; Vice Chair for Faculty Affairs, Biomedical Informatics; Director, Clinical Effectiveness Research, Vanderbilt Health Affiliated Network; Director, My Health at Vanderbilt
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Center for Diabetes Translation Research; Vanderbilt Clinical Informatics Center; Center for Biomedical Ethics Biomedical Informatics health technology interaction, patient care documentation, clinical decisions, patient engaging technologies
Rothman, Russell
Professor, Medicine
Director, Institute for Medicine and Public Health; Ingram Chair in Integrative and Population Health; Senior Vice President for Population and Public Health; Chief, Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
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Institute for Medicine and Public Health; Cancer Health Outcomes and Control Research Program; Center for Child Health Policy; Center for Effective Health Communication; Center for Musculoskeletal Research; Center for Emergency Care Research and Innovation; Center for Clinical Quality and Implementation Research; Center for Diabetes Translation Research General Internal Medicine and Public Health, Medicine health services health communication, quality improvement, children and adults diabetes and obesity
Roumie, Christianne
Associate Professor, Medicine; Deputy Director, Nashville VA Quality Scholars, VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare System; Director, Master of Public Health Program
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Center for Clinical Quality and Implementation Research; Center for Diabetes Translation Research General Internal Medicine and Public Health, Medicine epidemiology, outcomes, hypertension, diabetes
Russ, Stephan
Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine; Associate Chief of Staff
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Emergency Medicine emergency medicine, implementation science, medical decision making, informatics, quality improvement
Samuels, Lauren (Laurie)
Research Assistant Professor, Biostatistics
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Biostatistics observational studies, design, analysis
Schaffner, William
Professor, Health Policy

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Preventive Medicine, Health Policy infectious disease, preventative medicine, immunization policy
Schildcrout, Jonathan Scott
Professor, Biostatistics
Vice Chair for Research, Biostatistics
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Center for Clinical Quality and Implementation Research Biostatistics prediction modeling, efficient study designs, longitudinal data analyses, electronic health records data, selection mechanisms
Schlundt, David G.
Associate Professor, Psychology
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Epidemiology Center; Cancer Health Outcomes and Control Research Program; Center for Diabetes Translation Research; Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center Psychology behavioral assessment tools, behavioral interventions, qualitative research, environmental factors on health, health disparities, lifestyle behaviors
Schnelle, John
Professor, Medicine
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Center for Quality Aging; Critical Illness, Brain Dysfunction, and Survivorship Center; Tennessee Valley Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center Geriatric Medicine,Medicine quality of elderly life/care, nursing homes, quality improvement, quality of life, behavior therapy
Self, Wesley
Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine; Vice Chair for Research, Emergency Medicine
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Center for Emergency Care Research and Innovation Emergency Medicine emergency medicine, resuscitation, pragmatic trials, epidemiology, infectious diseases
Sethi, Manish Kumar
Associate Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery
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Orthopaedic Trauma, Orthopaedic Surgery health policy, evidence-based medicine, orthopaedic surgery
Shannon, Chevis Nacole
Research Associate Professor, Surgery; Director, Surgical Outcomes Center for Kids; Director, Vanderbilt Pediatric Neurosurgery Clinical Research Initiative; Co-director, Bench to Bedside, VUMC Research Immersion Program
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Surgical Outcome Center for Kids; Center for Surgical Quality Outcomes Research Neurological Surgery, Surgery surgical site infection, cost-effectiveness, quality improvement, decision analysis, pediatric neurological conditions
Shinall, Ricky
Assistant Professor, Surgery
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Center for Biomedical Ethics and Society; Critical Illness, Brain Dysfunction, and Survivorship Center; Cancer Health Outcomes and Control Research Program General Surgery, Surgery health services, palliative care consultation, biomedical ethics
Simmons, Sandra
Professor, Medicine
Paul V. Hamilton M.D. Chair in Geriatrics and Aging Research; Deputy Assistant Director, Tennessee Valley Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center; Director, Center for Quality Aging
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Tennessee Valley Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center; Center for Quality Aging;Critical Illness, Brain Dysfunction, and Survivorship Center; Center for Diabetes Translation Research; Center for Clinical Quality and Implementation Research;Memory and Alzheimer's Center Geriatric Medicine, Medicine long term care, quality of care, quality of life, staffing resources, best practices, nutrition, assessment, satisfaction and preference
Slagle, Jason
Research Associate Professor, Anesthesiology
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Center for Research and Innovation in Systems Safety; Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center Anesthesiology human factors engineering, decision making, patient safety
Smith, Heidi
Associate Professor, Anesthesiology
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Critical Illness, Brain Dysfunction, and Survivorship Center Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesiology, Anesthesiology critical care, delirium, pediatric, clinical trials
Snyder, Brittney
Postdoctoral Research Fellow,Medicine
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Asthma Research Center Allergy, Pulmonary, and Critical Care, Medicine maternal-child health, epidemiology, environmental influences on child health outcomes, respiratory diseases
Stevenson, David
Professor, Health Policy; Vice Chair for Education, Health Policy; Director of Health Policy Education, Health Policy
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Critical Illness, Brain Dysfunction, and Survivorship Center; Center for Biomedical Ethics Health Policy long-term care, end-of-life care, aging, Medicare
Stolldorf, Deonni
Assistant Professor, Nursing
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Center for Clinical Quality and Implementation Research Nursing implementation science, sustainability, quality improvement, medication reconciliation, care transitions
Storrow, Alan
Associate Professor,Emergency Medicine
Associate Director of Research, Emergency Medicine
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Center for Emergency Care Research and Innovation; Center for Diabetes Translation Research Emergency Medicine emergency medicine, acute heart failure, acute coronary syndrome, risk stratification, early diagnosis
Stubblefield, William-May
Instructor, Emergency Medicine

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Emergency Medicine emergency medicine, venous thromboembolic disease, acute pulmonary embolism, prognostic markers, long-term functional outcomes
Swygert, Kristin Archer
Associate Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery; Director, Research Division, Orthopaedic Surgery; Director, Center for Musculoskeletal Research
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Spinal Surgery and Quality Outcomes Lab; Center for Bone Biology; Center for Musculoskeletal Research Allergy, Pulmonary, and Critical Care, Medicine osteoporosis
Tedla, Yacob G.
Assistant Professor, Medicine
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Medicine cardiovascular disease, epidemiology, electronic health record, treatment guidelines, racial disparities
Tindle, Hilary Aurora
Associate Professor, Medicine; William Anderson Spickard Jr., M.D. Chair in Medicine; Founding Director, ViTAL
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ViTAL: The Vanderbilt Center for Tobacco, Addiction, and Lifestyle; Vanderbilt Translational and Clinical Cardiovascular Research Center; Center for Clinical Cardiovascular Outcomes Research and Trials Evaluation; Cancer Health Outcomes and Control Research Program; Center for Diabetes Translation Research General Internal Medicine and Public Health, Medicine smoking cessation, psychological processes, behavior-driven diseases, cardiovascular disease cancer
Umeukeje, Ebele M.
Assistant Professor, Medicine; Diversity Liason, Nephrology and Hypertension
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Nephrology and Hypertension, Medicine patient-reported outcomes, health disparities, health communication, patient perspective, kidney disease
Van Driest, Sara
Associate Professor, Pediatrics

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Center for Precision Medicine; Center for Biomedical Ethics; Vanderbilt Genetics Institute General Pediatrics, Pediatrics pediatric personalized medicine, dosing improvement, clinical risk prediction, latent drug effect, electronic health records
Vasilevskis, Eduard
Associate Professor, Medicine
Chief, Section of Hospital Medicine
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Center for Quality Aging; Critical Illness, Brain Dysfunction, and Survivorship Center; Center for Clinical Quality and Implementation Research General Internal Medicine and Public Health, Medicine deprescribing, polypharmacy, delirium, care transitions, post-acute care, quality improvement
Velez Edwards, Digna
Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology; Division Director, Quantitative Sciences; Director, Womens Health Research
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Epidemiology Center; Center for Precision Medicine; Pre3 Initiative; Vanderbilt Genetics Institute Obstetrics and Gynecology genetic epidemiology, reproductive epidemiology, adverse pregnancy outcomes, racial disparities
Vogus, Timothy J.
Professor, Business
Brownlee O. Currey, Jr. Professor of Management; Faculty Director, Leadership Development Program; Deputy Director, Frist Center for Autism and Innovation
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Vanderbilt Kennedy Center; Center for Clinical Quality and Implementation Research Business health care, organization studies, organization inclusivity, diverse perspectives"
Weinger, Matthew B.
Professor, Anesthesiology; Norman Ty Smith Chair in Patient Safety and Medical Simulation; Associate Vice Chair for Faculty Affairs, Anesthesiology; Director, Center for Research and Innovation in Systems Safety
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Cancer Health Outcomes and Control Research Program; Center for Effective Health Communication; Center for Research and Innovation in Systems Safety; Vanderbilt Clinical Informatics Center; Center for Clinical Quality and Implementation Research Anesthesiology patient safety, human factors engineering, healthcare simulation, medical device development, clinical decision making
Wellons, John
Professor, Neurological Surgery
Chief, Pediatric Neurosurgery; Cal Turner Chair in Pediatric Neurosurgery; Vice Chair for Academic and Faculty Affairs, Neurosurgery; Medical Director, Surgical Outcome Center for Kids; Vice Chair for Clinical Research, Surgical Sciences
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Center for Surgical Quality Outcomes Research; Surgical Outcome Center for Kids Pediatric Neurological Surgery, Neurological Surgery Hydrocephalus, Chiari-related disorders, fetal surgery, endoscopically minimally invasive procedures, brachial plexus and peripheral nerve treatment
Wells, Quinn Stanton
Assistant Professor, Medicine
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Center for Clinical Cardiovascular Outcomes Research and Trials Evaluation; Vanderbilt Translational and Clinical Cardiovascular Research Center; Vanderbilt Genetics Institute Cardiovascular medicine, Medicine pharmacogenomics, cardiovascular medicine, genetic variation, disease susceptibility, electronic medical record
Wester, William
Professor, Medicine
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Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health; Center for Clinical Quality and Implementation Research Infectious Diseases, Medicine HIV complications, non-communicable diseases, implementation science, resource-limited settings
Whitmore, Christine
Research Associate Professor, Health Policy; Director of Operations, Health Policy
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Health Policy survey methodology, qualitative methods, program evaluation
Wilkins, Consuelo Hopkins
Professor, Medicine; Vice President for Health Equity; Engagement Core Director, All of Us Research Program; Associate Director, Institute for Clinical and Translational Science; Associate Dean for Health Equity
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Center for Diabetes Translation Research; Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance; Cancer Health Outcomes and Control Research Program; Office of Health Equity; Center for Effective Health Communication; Vanderbilt Genetics Institute; Vanderbilt Institute for Clinical and Translational Research Geriatric Medicine, Medicine precision medicine, health disparities, health equity, community engagement, participant recruitment
Williams, Sarah Elizabeth
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
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General Pediatrics, Pediatrics vaccine hesitancy, vaccine education, vaccine safety, quality improvement
Wright, Adam
Professor, Biomedical Informatics
Director, Vanderbilt Clinical Informatics Center
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Vanderbilt Clinical Informatics Center; Center for Clinical Quality and Implementation Research Biomedical Informatics clinical decision support, machine learning, adverse event detection
Wu, Pingsheng
Research Associate Professor, Medicine

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Asthma Research Center; Asthma Research Center Allergy, Pulmonary, and Critical Care, Medicine asthma, epidemiology, comparative effectiveness, electronic medical records, statistical methodology