Brian Dixon is a professor in the Indiana University Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health and interim director of the Center for Biomedical Informatics at the Regenstrief Institute. He is also the director of public health informatics and research scientist at the Regenstrief Institute. His research focuses on applying informatics methods and solutions to improve population health in clinical as well as public health organizations.
Leveraging large-scale clinical and administrative data, Dixon engineers solutions to optimize information and work flow, enhance surveillance of disease and injury, and improve population health outcomes. He teaches informatics courses to future clinical as well as public health leaders, and he regularly mentors junior faculty and researchers in informatics, public health and health services.
Dixon also has a part-time role as a health research scientist at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, where he applies informatics to solve challenges facing care delivery to our nation’s heroes.
He has published over 150 peer-reviewed articles and 25 book chapters, and he is the editor of three highly acclaimed books on clinical informatics, public health informatics and health information exchange. Dixon’s work on the COVID-19 pandemic has been heralded by the governor of Indiana, AcademyHealth and news media.
Dixon was named a Research Frontiers Trailblazer by IUPUI in 2018. He is a fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics, American Medical Informatics Association, Health Information Management Systems Society and International Academy of Health Science Informatics. He is also an elected member of the American College of Epidemiology.
Areas of Expertise
Public health, epidemiology, informatics, infectious disease, chronic disease/illness, injury, prevention, health information exchange, interoperability, data standards.