Project Title/Research Interests: Clinical Decision Support: Design Strategies and Quality Outcomes in VA Primary Care Clinics

Julian Brunner has a BA in psychology from Vassar College in 2007 and an MPH as well as a certificate in public health informatics from Johns Hopkins University in 2011. He has a variety of research experience, including working as a senior research associate at the Center for Medical Technology Policy; working as the director of research at the Green Park Collaborative; and working as a senior public health advisor at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.  Mr. Brunner has been a co-author on two research publications and is the recipient of several honors and awards, including a Lockheed Martin Health Information Technology Scholarship. His research interests include comparative effectiveness research and health information technology. In particular, he is interested in linking outcomes data from electronic health records with data on the patient’s environment to study the interrelated factors leading to health disparities; examining the analytic tools that help clinicians simply and quickly identify useful health IT data at the point of care, and present enough context to allow that data to inform medical decisions; and understanding the policies governing informed consent and other research ethics, and the impact of those policies on learning health systems.