HSR&D Center for Health Information and Communication (CHIC)
Jennifer H. Garvin, PhD
Affiliate Investigator, VA HSR&D Center for Health Information and Communication
Associate Professor, Health Information and Management & Systems Division, School of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences at Ohio State University
Affiliate Scientist, Centers for Health Services Research, Regenstrief Institute, Inc.
Dr. Garvin is currently the Division Director and Associate Professor in the Health Information Management and Systems Division in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences. She develops applied informatics tools and methods to advance clinical and public health practice. She is currently a VA Research Health Scientist and an Affiliated Investigator with Center for Health Information and Communication at the Richard L. Roudebush VAMC, Indianapolis, IN. Through several VA Health Services Research and Development grants she developed the Congestive Heart Failure Information Extraction Framework (CHIEF) which she used to automate heart failure quality measurement and she has extended the design to provide data for a decision support clinical reminder for titration of beta blocker therapy in primary care. She also studies the contextual factors related to implementation of Health Information Technology using Implementation Science and User-centered Design to guide the research. These approaches allow her to study how to use HIT to facilitate the adoption of evidence into clinical practice, to partner with clinicians and other stakeholders in development, and to design and deliver clinical content so that it supports decision making. Dr. Garvin often couples this with public health efforts. She has worked with industry and practice to evaluate new technology to prevent falls. She has also participated in research to facilitate primary care for autistic adults.
Dr. Garvin earned her PhD in Health Studies from the Department of Public Health at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. Her postdoctoral training in Medical Informatics occurred at the Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion (CHERP) sponsored by the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) at the Philadelphia VA Medical Center (PVAMC) in association with the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (SOM).