Michael Cauley, PhD, DMin

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Emergency Medicine

Dr. Cauley is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. His research interests lie in patient safety and outcomes through the use of clinical documentation on care processes, including relational factors, transferred through technology.

He received his Ph.D. in Management Designing Sustainable Systems from Case Western Reserve University and multiple graduate degrees in religion from Andrews University. His interdisciplinary background in faith, information systems management, and the exploration of relational factors which emerge in the clinician’s work of caring and charting demonstrate his long-term goals to further understand the effect of sociotechnical systems, including the patient’s perspective, in the documentation of Non-Routine Events.

His current projects focus on documentation amongst acute inter-hospital transfers to understand the tension between clinical decision-making and representative documentation of sociotechnical systems in clinician decision-making and documenting practices. He also serves as a member of the Academy of Management’s Health Care Management Practice Committee.