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Dr. Peter J. Embi – Distinguished Paper Award Recipient at 2012 AMIA Summit on CRI

Evaluating EHR-Based, Point-of-Care Trial Recruitment Across Clinical Settings (R01LM009533)

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An NLM Grantee since 2004, Dr. Peter Embi received the inaugural Distinguished Paper Award at the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) 2012 Summit on Clinical Research Informatics. He was awarded this for his paper titled: "Evaluating Alert Fatigue and Response Patterns to EHR-based Clinical Trial Alerts: Findings from a Randomized, Controlled Study." The award is given "In recognition of research presented at the AMIA Clinical Research Informatics Summit that contributes to the state of knowledge and practice, is novel, and will impact future work through its dissemination." The full paper will appear in a special issue of the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, which will be dedicated to Clinical Research Informatics and is scheduled for publication in June 2012. This work was supported by NLM Grant R01LM009533.


Peter J. Embi, MD, MS, FACP
Associate Professor of Biomedical Informatics & Internal Medicine (Rheumatology)
Vice-Chair, Department of Biomedical Informatics
Chief Research Information Officer, Wexner Medical Center
Co-Director, Biomedical Informatics, Center for Clinical & Translational Science

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Dr. Peter J. Embi

Dr. Embi is Associate Professor of Biomedical Informatics and Internal Medicine, and he is Vice-Chair of the Department of Biomedical Informatics at The Ohio State University. He also serves as Chief Research Information Officer at Wexner Medical Center at the Ohio State University, a role that provides him oversight of the IT environment for research at OSUMC. Dr. Embi is the co-Director of the Biomedical Informatics Program for the CTSA-funded OSU Center for Clinical and Translational Science. Dr. Embi is an NIH-funded investigator focused in the field of Biomedical Informatics, and is internationally recognized for his expertise in the area of Clinical Research Informatics. He has held leadership roles in both the American Medical Informatics Association, including serving as scientific program chair for the first-of-its-kind Summit in Clinical Research Informatics in 2010. For his work advancing this subdomain of biomedical informatics, he was awarded the AMIA leadership award in 2011. He is also a board certified Rheumatologist and is active in the leadership of the American College of Rheumatology. He served on the Board of Directors from 2008-2010 and now serves as chairperson of the ACR's Registries and Health IT committee. Dr. Embi earned his MD from the University of South Florida, and completed his Fellowship and Master of Science degree in Medical Informatics from the Oregon Health & Science University before completing a second fellowship in Rheumatology & Immunology at the Cleveland Clinic. Prior to joining the faculty at The Ohio State University, Dr. Embi was Associate Professor of Medicine and Director of the Center for Health Informatics at the University of Cincinnati, where he also served as the first director of Biomedical Informatics for the CTSA-funded Cincinnati Center for Clinical and Translational Science and training.


Publications related to this grant include:

Eckman MH, Kaiser TE, Sherman KE.The cost-effectiveness of screening for chronic hepatitis B infection in the United States. Clin Infect Dis. 2011 Jun;52(11):1294-306. Epub 2011 May 2.

Embi PJ, Payne PR.Clinical research informatics: challenges, opportunities and definition for an emerging domain.J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2009 May-Jun;16(3):316-27. Epub 2009 Mar 4.

Embi PJ, Kaufman SE, Payne PR.Biomedical informatics and outcomes research: enabling knowledge-driven health care.Circulation. 2009 Dec 8;120(23):2393-9. Review.

Espay AJ, Vaughan JE, Marras C, Fowler R, Eckman MH.Early versus delayed bilateral subthalamic deep brain stimulation for parkinson's disease: a decision analysis. Mov Disord. 2010 Jul 30;25(10):1456-63.

Payne PR, Embi PJ, Sen CK.Translational informatics: enabling high-throughput research paradigms.Physiol Genomics. 2009 Nov 6;39(3):131-40. Epub 2009 Sep 8. Review.

Payne PR, Embi PJ, Niland J.Foundational biomedical informatics research in the clinical and translational science era: a call to action.J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2010 Nov-Dec;17(6):615-6.

Weiner MG, Embi PJ.Toward reuse of clinical data for research and quality improvement: the end of the beginning?Ann Intern Med. 2009 Sep 1;151(5):359-60. Epub 2009 Jul 28.

Last Reviewed: August 28, 2014