Editors in Chief
David A. Dorr, MD MS
Informatics and Internal Medicine/Geriatrics, OHSU
Dr. David Dorr earned his BA in Economics (with minors in Mathematics and Psychology) and his MD from Washington University in St. Louis. He then completed Internal Medicine residency at Oregon Health & Science University, and earned a Master's in Medical Informatics and Health Services Administration from the University of Utah. Broadly, Dr. Dorr's interests lie in complex care management, especially for older adults and other at-risk populations, coordination of care, collaborative care, chronic disease management, quality, and the requirements of clinical information systems to support these areas. From these interests, he has broadened into clinical information needs, Electronic Health Record (EHR) deployment and Health Information Exchange as a way to expand systems-based approaches to all of health care. In May, 2018, Dr. Dorr was appointed as Chief Research Information Officer (CRIO) for OHSU. Finally, Dr. Dorr performs evaluations of care management and informatics initiatives using a variety of methodologies. In his spare time, he is an avid bicyclist and completed Cycle Oregon 2016, riding over 450 miles across the southern coast.
Lipika Samal, MD MPH
Division of General Internal Medicine and Primary Care, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School
Dr. Lipika Samal is an NIH-funded clinician investigator in the Division of General Internal Medicine and Primary Care at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) and an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School. She is a primary care physician. The main focus of her research is developing and evaluating clinical decision support tools for primary care physicians in order to improve quality and safety of chronic disease management. Currently, the majority of her time is devoted to research on CDS specifically in the area of chronic kidney disease. Her research has been funded by the NIDDK through a K23 award and an R01. Other interests include tools for care coordination to improve the efficiency of cancer care delivery and ambulatory quality measurement. She is Board-certified in Clinical Informatics and holds certifications from Epic for Clarity Ambulatory Data Model and Research Informatics Innovator. She is affiliated with Ariadne Labs (BWH and Harvard School of Public Health). Before joining the BWH faculty, she completed a three-year General Internal Medicine research fellowship at Johns Hopkins including a Masters of Public Health at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and additional coursework in a National Library of Medicine-funded training program in Biomedical Informatics.
Eli Lourie, MD MBI FAAP
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Dr. Eli Lourie is a general pediatrician and board-certified clinical informaticist at Children’s hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). There, he serves as the EHR Medical Director for Specialty Care Medicine and Medical Director for Meaningful Use and a clinical champion for digital health. His interests are in provider efficiency and optimization, workflow analysis and redesign, decision support, and quality improvement. Additionally, Dr. Lourie is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University Of Pennsylvania Perelman School Of Medicine. He teaches on all levels of medical education. This includes both medical students and pediatric residents in the pediatric clinic as well as the core ambulatory informatics rotation in CHOP’s clinical informatics fellowship.
Casey Overby Taylor, PhD
Johns Hopkins University
Dr. Casey Overby Taylor is Assistant Professor in the Divisions of General Internal Medicine and Health Sciences Informatics in the Department of Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University. She completed pre-doctoral National Library of Medicine biomedical informatics training and National Human Genome Research Institute genome sciences training fellowships at the University of Washington. She also completed a post-doctoral National Library of Medicine informatics training fellowship at Columbia University. As an informatics researcher, Dr. Taylor’s interests intersect at public health genomics and biomedical informatics. She is currently developing applications that support translation of genomic research to clinical and population-based healthcare settings and delivering health information and knowledge to the public. Dr. Taylor is also developing knowledge-based approaches to use Big Data such as electronic health record data for population health.
Sarah Collins, RN PhD
Assistant Professor of Biomedical Informatics and Nursing
Columbia University Medical Center
Sarah Collins is an Assistant Professor of Biomedical Informatics and Nursing at Columbia University. Prior to her appointment at Columbia she was a Senior Nurse and Clinical Informatician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in the Department of Medicine Division of Internal Medicine and Primary Care and an Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Her research is focused on identifying and intervening on system-level weaknesses - particularly those related to poor communication and care coordination - that increase patient risk for harm within our healthcare system by applying computation tools to mine and extract value from electronic health record (EHR) data and leveraging user-centered design of patient-centered and collaborative decision support tools. Dr. Collins is an experienced critical care nurse and holds a PhD in Nursing Informatics from Columbia University School of Nursing. She was a National Library of Medicine Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at Columbia University’s Department of Biomedical Informatics. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Pennsylvania, where she minored in Health Care Management.
Mark Nassim, MSc MD CCFP FCFP
Department of Family Medicine, University of Ottawa, Canada
Dr. Mark Nassim works in a large community-based practice with strong ties to the University of Ottawa (Canada). While providing comprehensive care to a diverse population, Dr. Nassim also participates in acute inpatient care at the Ottawa Hospital, and leads a primary care procedures clinic for the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Ottawa on a weekly basis. In additional to his medical training, Dr. Nassim has degrees in Biology, Psychology and Pharmacology. Dr. Nassim trains and evaluates residents during their specialty training in Family Medicine, and has held various leadership positions at both the hospital and academic level, including Director of the Family Medicine inpatient hospital service and the Director of Patient Safety and Quality (Family Medicine) at the Ottawa General Hospital. Dr. Nassim has also worked on Patient Safety and Medical Records Committees for the Ottawa Hospital as well as on the Departmental Advisory Committee and Finance Committee for the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Ottawa. Dr. Nassim consults regularly as a Physician Investigator for the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario.
Jeff Nielson, MD MS FACEP FAAEM
Northeast Ohio Medical University
Dr. Jeffrey A. Nielson, MD, MS, Informatics, Emergency Medicine, Northeast Ohio Medical University, Western Reserve Hospital and University Hospitals Samaritan. Dr. Nielson earned a BA in Mathematics from Arizona State University followed by a combined MD/MS in Medical Informatics from the University of Utah, School of Medicine. He went on to complete a residency in Emergency Medicine and is boarded in Emergency Medicine and Clinical Informatics. He practices clinically part-time, is medical director at UH Samaritan, and works with his specialty society on quality measure initiatives and on registry definitions. He has published in the areas of informatics quality, impact of the opioid crisis, and EHR usability. His current interests lie in improving safety issue reporting and improving reporting of informatics hazards. He enjoys lecturing on emergency medicine and informatics in the US, but also in Latin America to help advance the science in Spanish-speaking countries.