Dr. Brian 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 measure population health, better understand the determinants of health, examine information flow in the health system, and improve outcomes in individuals and populations. He further works to design, implement, and evaluate information infrastructures as well as data quality in support of surveillance and other core functions of public health. As a faculty in IU’s Fairbanks School of Public Health, Dr. Dixon also teaches informatics courses to future clinical and public health leaders.
Dr. Dixon has published over 75 peer-reviewed publications and 10 book chapters. He is further the editor of two highly acclaimed books: Clinical Informatics Study Guide: Text and Review (2016) and Health Information Exchange: Navigating and Managing a Network of Health Information Systems (2016). His HIE book received the Book of the Year award from the Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) in 2017. Dr. Dixon was named to the Forty Under 40 list in 2014 by the Indianapolis Business Journal and received 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.