Brian E. Dixon, MPA, PHD, FHIMSS

Brian E. Dixon, MPA, PHD, FHIMSS

  • Research Scientist, Center for Biomedical Informatics and Indiana University Center for Health Services and Outcomes Research, Regenstrief Institute, Inc.
  • Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology, IU Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public health
  • Affiliate Scientist, VA Health Services Research and Development Center for Health Information and Communication, Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center

Dr. Dixon’s research focuses on developing and evaluating innovative technologies and processes for managing knowledge regarding individual patients and populations. His recent work has involved leveraging health information exchange (HIE) to enable secondary use of clinical and administrative data to improve public health surveillance, continuity of care for veterans, the determination of disability, and clinical decision support.

He has further played a key role in projects that support interoperability standards, including the LOINC® terminology, automated reporting of surveillance data to public health, and big data analytics in health care. Dr. Dixon’s teaching duties include courses on public health informatics, informatics evaluation methods, health information exchange, and big data/health analytics.

“While automated syndromic surveillance is on the rise, most public health departments don’t have the resources or the expertise to measure, as well as continually monitor, the quality of the growing amount of data they are receiving.”