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E. Andrew Balas M.D. Ph.D.

Professor 

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Research Interests:

Strategic leadership for health improvement; policy priorities for the production of new scientific knowledge responsive to societal needs; and application of advanced information technologies for transferring research to practice.

Education:

Semmelweis University, Budapest, M.D.

Eotvos University of Sciences, Budapest, Applied Mathematics

University of Utah School of Medicine, Ph.D. in Health Informatics

Teaching:

Pre- and post-doctoral advising

Health information systems

Selected Publications:

  • Balas EA, Krishna S, Kretschmer RA, Cheek TR, Lobach DF, Boren SA. Computerized Knowledge Management in Diabetes Care. Medical Care 2004;42(6):610-621.
  • Kawamoto K, Houlihan CA, Balas EA, Lobach DF. Improving Clinical Practice Using Clinical Decision Support Systems: A Systematic Review of Randomized Controlled Trials to Identify System Features Critical to Success. British Medical Journal (BMJ) (in press).
  • Balas EA, Boren SA. Managing Clinical Knowledge for Health Care Improvement. Yearbook of Medical Informatics. Schattauer, 2000:65-70.
  • Balas EA, Weingarten S, Garb CT, Blumenthal D, Boren SA, Brown GD. Improving preventive care by prompting physicians.Arch Intern Med. 2000;160(3):301-8.

Selected Funded Research Experiences:

  • PANACEIA Interactive Health Television. European Commission, Project director ($100,000) 2003-2004
  • Integrated Advanced Information Management System (IAIMS) Planning. National Library of Medicine, Project Director ($250,00) 2004-2006
  • Boonslick Rural Network Consortium. Cooper County Memorial Hospital, Co-Investigator ($237,755), 2001-2004.
  • Point of Care Delivery of Research Evidence: Patient Safety and Training for Minority Health Care (Supplement). Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. RO1-HS10472-02, Principal Investigator ($254,512), 2001-2004.
  • Point of Care Delivery of Research Evidence. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, RO1-HS10472, Principal Investigator ($1,453,000), 2000-2004.
  • LIQUID - Cross-Lingual Access to Clinical Information, European Commission, Project Co-Director ($17,022), 2001-2003.
  • Citizen Health System. European Commission, Project Director ($110,000), 2000-2003.

Contact:

College of Health Sciences
Old Dominion University
Norfolk, VA 23529
Phone:757-683-4961
Fax:757-683-6333
Email: abalas@odu.edu