Alvin Jeffery, PhD

Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor
Biomedical Informatics

Dr. Alvin Jeffery is an Assistant Professor of Nursing and Biomedical Informatics at Vanderbilt University. He recently completed a Medical Informatics Post-Doctoral Fellowship with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in Nashville, TN in collaboration with Vanderbilt University’s Department of Biomedical Informatics. He has a background in pediatric critical care nursing and as a staff educator at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. He holds board certifications in nursing professional development, pediatric critical care nursing, and as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Dr. Jeffery completed his PhD (Nursing Science & Health Services Research) at Vanderbilt University’s School of Nursing in 2017 and is currently funded by an AHRQ K12 focused on Learning Healthcare Systems. He is participating in a 2-year term as an Emerging Leader with the Alliance of Nursing Informatics.

Dr. Jeffery focuses on the design, development, and evaluation of probability-based clinical decision support tools. He leverages machine learning and data science techniques for developing prediction models, and he incorporates qualitative methods for exploring how to implement CDS tools within nurses’ cognitive and physical workflows. In addition to his scientific talks, he has delivered numerous presentations on pediatric critical care topics as well as leadership and professional development skills. He has written 3 books and more than 20 journal publications. For examples of Dr. Jeffery’s research products or to hear him talk about some of his work, you can explore his personal website.

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