Dr. Dixon’s research focuses on applying informatics methods and tools to improve population health in clinical as well as public health organizations. His work leverages clinical and administrative data in electronic health records to improve population outcomes, better understand threats to public health as well as care delivery processes, examine public health business processes, and make population surveillance more efficient. Dr. Dixon’s research also involves the design, implementation, and evaluation of information infrastructures as well as data quality in support of continuous use of electronic data. As a faculty in IU’s Fairbanks School of Public Health, Dr. Dixon teaches courses on informatics as well as health information exchange to future leaders in clinical and public health.
Dr. Dixon has published over 60 peer-reviewed publications, and he is the editor of two books: Clinical Informatics Study Guide: Text and Review (2016) and Health Information Exchange: Navigating and Managing a Network of Health Information Systems (2016). Dr. Dixon was named to the Forty Under 40 list in 2014 by the Indianapolis Business Journal and the Outstanding Investigator for 2014 by the Regenstrief Institute’s Center for Biomedical Informatics. He was named a Fellow to the Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) in 2012.
Before joining the faculty at Indiana University, Dr. Dixon managed research and development projects for Regenstrief and the Indiana Health Information Exchange. Dr. Dixon also developed health information applications and systems, including tools supporting the standard clinical vocabulary LOINC®, technology supporting the automated reporting of notifiable conditions to public health agencies, and tools for querying large clinical data repositories.