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Health Information Technology and ‘Social Determinants of Health’: State of the Science.

Mar 18, 2021 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Rachel Gold, PhD, MPH
Senior Investigator, Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research & Lead Research Scientist, OCHIN @Kaiser Permanente
Rachel Gold, PhD, MPH, is an epidemiologist and health services researcher. Her work focuses on using health information technology to improve care quality in public clinics, and the implementation methods needed to support adoption of such technologies. Dr. Gold pilot-tested electronic health record-based tools for collecting and acting on patient-reported social risks (adverse social determinants of health) and is now studying how to help community clinics implement systematic social risk screening, and how to use patient-reported social risk data in clinical decision-making. She has partnered with the OCHIN practice-based research network since 2005; she now has a joint appointment at the Center for Health Research, where she is a Senior Investigator, and OCHIN, where she is the lead research scientist. Dr. Gold earned her MPH from Temple University and her PhD in epidemiology from the University of Washington.