Precision Health (virtual) Seminar Series


Thursday, September 30, 2021


11:00am - 12:00pm



We are excited to announce the first in a series of webinars connecting health research, data, and clinical care.

“How Data Science, Learning Health Systems, and Precision Health Can Enhance Clinical Practice”

Speakers: Rachel Richesson and Gretchen Piatt

Join us to learn about the role of learning health systems in health care and precision health. This webinar is ideal for clinicians, researchers, and students in all health sciences.

  • Discover more about the potential role of data science in clinical practice and research
  • Learn about opportunities and limitations of current data infrastructure (including EHR data) for precision health, and implications of using EHR to support practice change, including clinical decision support
  • Gain an understanding of the dimensions of data quality and possible metrics for assessing the quality of data for particular research questions

Speaker bios:

Rachel Richesson, PhD, MPH, MS, FACMI

Professor, Learning Health Sciences, Medical School, University of Michigan

Dr. Richesson conducts original research on the quality and usability of data from electronic health records (EHRs) for research, and has fostered numerous interdisciplinary research collaborations. She has directed implementation of data standards for a number of multi-national multi-site clinical research and epidemiological studies, including the NIH Rare Diseases Clinical Research Network, Type 1 Diabetes TrialNet, and The Environmental Determinants of Diabetes in the Young (TEDDY) study, and the national distributed Patient Centered Outcomes Research Network (PCORnet). Dr. Richesson currently leads the EHR Core for the NIH Health Systems Research Collaboratory, which is developing standards and quality metrics for clinical phenotyping using EHR data in pragmatic clinical trials.

Gretchen A. Piatt, MPH, PhD

Associate Professor, Learning Health Sciences, Medical School, University of Michigan

Dr. Gretchen Piatt is an Associate Professor in the Department of Learning Health Sciences (DLHS) in the Medical School and Health Behavior and Health Education in the School of Public Health. Dr. Piatt serves as the Associate Chair for Educational Programs in DLHS, and is the Graduate Chair for the Health Infrastructures and Learning Systems (HILS) MS/PhD program and Director of the Precision Health Graduate Certificate Program. Dr. Piatt completed her masters and doctoral training at the University of Pittsburgh in chronic disease epidemiology and is a formally trained implementation scientist. Dr. Piatt has expertise in designing, implementing, and evaluating community interventions aimed at improving health care delivery in ethnic minority and underserved populations with diabetes.


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