Thomas Reese, PharmD, PhD

Assistant Professor
Biomedical Informatics

Thomas Reese, PharmD, PhD is a board-certified ambulatory care pharmacist and clinical informatician with a strong commitment to patient-oriented research. He was a fellow in the NCI's Multilevel Intervention Training Institute and trained on the National Library of Medicine T15 grant. Dr. Reese 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 and has led projects on designing and developing integrated information displays for critical care and shared decision-making tools for drug-drug interactions. Through experience as a co-investigator on projects where multilevel interventions were implemented to increase the uptake of HPV vaccination, colorectal cancer screening, and COVID-19 testing and vaccination in safety-net clinics, Dr. Reese 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.

Dr. Reese was attracted to VCLIC by the unparalleled opportunity to cultivate the context where informatics tools help improve patient care, saying, “stakeholder collaborations through VCLIC will give me the opportunity to bring formal design and implementation methods to building and evaluating Epic tools that are usable and clinically impactful.”