HSR&D Center for Health Information and Communication (CHIC)
Brian E. Dixon, MPA, PhD
Affiliate Investigator, VA HSR&D Center for Health Information and Communication
Professor of Epidemiology, Indiana University Fairbanks School of Public Health
Director of Public Health Informatics and Research Scientist, Centers for Health Services Research and Biomedical Informatics, Regenstrief Institute, Inc.
Dr. Brian Dixon’s research focuses on applying informatics methods and tools to improve population health in clinical as well as public health organizations. His work leverages clinical and administrative data in electronic health records to measure population health, better understand the determinants of health, examine information flow in the health system, and improve outcomes in individuals and populations. Research platforms include the Indiana Network for Patient Care via Regenstrief Institute, Inc. - in its Center for Health Services Research and its Center for Biomedical Informatics - and the extensive electronic medical record platform available via the VA HSR&D Center for Health Information and Communication. Dr. Dixon is also involved with the Indiana Health Information Exchange (IHIE) and national HIE initiatives that aim to promote bi-directional exchange of health information to improve clinical and population health quality, effectiveness, and efficiency. His has contributed to the development and implementation of health information applications and systems, including tools supporting the standard clinical vocabulary LOINC®, technology supporting the automated electronic reporting of notifiable conditions, and tools for querying large clinical data repositories.