Rita Torkzadeh serves as an officer on Pew’s health information technology (IT) initiative, where she researches promising approaches to improve interoperability of health data and the accurate linking of individuals’ health records. She brings more than 15 years of health IT experience from working with government and the private sector. Before joining Pew, Torkzadeh worked on various health IT standards and policy initiatives as a consultant to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT and other federal agencies. She has also helped healthcare facilities implement electronic health records and exchange solutions.
Torkzadeh received a Master of Science in Health Informatics from the University of Texas School of Biomedical Informatics and a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Michigan.