Benjamin Horne

Director, Cardiovascular and Genetic Epidemiology
Intermountain Healthcare
Benjamin D. Horne, PhD, MStat, MPH is research faculty in the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute where he serves as Director of the Cardiovascular and Genetic Epidemiology division of epidemiologists, statisticians, and bioinformaticists. Dr. Horne also holds an adjunct appointment as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Informatics at the University of Utah and is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and a Fellow of the American Heart Association. In addition to collaborating with cardiologists and other physicians and scientists at Intermountain and elsewhere, Dr. Horne pursues his own epidemiologic research interests with his primary areas of research interest focusing on population health and precision medicine. A major area of Dr. Horne’s research is clinical decision tools engineered to maximize both scientific validity and clinical feasibility. These risk scores are composed using objective quantitative clinical data that are routinely captured in a health system's electronic health record and are delivered to clinicians to use in personalizing patient care plans based on risk-stratified care process models. Some of these scores were developed to aid in preventing hospital readmissions, have been implemented across Intermountain, and are being studied elsewhere. Dr. Horne also engages in genetic epidemiologic research, studies the health effects of intermittent fasting, and is active in researching the influence of ambient particulate matter air pollution on health.