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Prashila Dullabh, MD, FAMIA
CDSiC Principal Investigator
CDSiC Innovation Center Core Leadership

NORC at the University of Chicago

Prashila Dullabh, MD, FAMIA, Vice President and Senior Fellow at NORC at the University of Chicago (NORC) and Director of NORC’s Health Implementation Science Center, serves as the Principal Investigator of the CDSiC Project. As a clinician informatician and health services researcher with over 20 years of experience, Dullabh oversees a broad portfolio of projects in health informatics, patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR), and implementation science. Dullabh leads NORC’s portfolio of work on informatics and PCOR. These projects emphasize dissemination of knowledge through technical solutions like clinical decision support in addition to clinician and patient engagement and the development of the data infrastructure necessary for robust, patient-centered research and evidence generation. Dullabh has led several CDS projects; a few notable ones include the AHRQ-funded PCOR CDS Current State and Future Directions project; the ONC-funded Standardized and Shareable Opioid CDS for EHRs project; the AHRQ-funded CDS for Community Acquired Pneumonia project; and the C-diff diagnostic stewardship project. Dullabh also directs large-scale health IT evaluations and assessment projects. Dullabh has directed the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation’s PCOR Trust Fund Resource Center for Data Infrastructure for the last five years and led the PCORI-funded Patient-Driven Research Community Learning Network Coordination. Dullabh also leads NORC’s growing portfolio of implementation science projects to increase the quality, equity, and patient-centeredness of healthcare delivery. These projects focus on large-scale patient safety studies and quality improvement initiatives, bringing together cross-disciplinary teams of subject matter experts and researchers in medicine, epidemiology, evaluation, and biostatistics. Dullabh serves as a lecturer in the University of Chicago’s Masters for Medical Informatics program at the Graham Center.