Adam Wilcox is Chief Analytics Officer for UW Medicine and Professor of Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education at the University of Washington. He is an appointed member of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Methodology Committee, and an elected fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics.
Dr. Wilcox has broad experience in both applied and research informatics, both in academia and healthcare delivery organizations. He has worked in healthcare and research institutions across the country, focusing on the applications of information, data and technology to improving care. He is noted for his work with designing, developing and sustaining data systems for populations with research and electronic health record data; for design and implementation of health information systems; and for advancing methods in sustainability of data systems.
While research faculty at Columbia University, he also directed clinical databases for NewYork Presbyterian Hospital and advanced patient-reported data for population health. He was also the original principal investigator for the AHRQ-funded Washington Heights Informatics Infrastructure for Comparative Effectiveness Research (WICER), which was an early population health research database effort focused on populations with health disparities. At Intermountain Healthcare, he led the development and implementation of primary care and emergency medicine systems, while also researching the effectiveness of care managers in an advanced practice model that was a precursor to the patient-centered medical home. Later he led Intermountain’s clinical decision support efforts and directed its analytic health repository.
He has authored over 100 book chapters, peer-reviewed articles and abstracts in applying clinical informatics to health services. His research work focuses on using information to enable learning healthcare systems and the translation of research to practice. Currently he leads NIH-funded activities at the University of Washington to increase organizations’ capacity for using clinical data more effectively in support of health research, which includes defining and assessing best practices and organizational maturity in using open science principles supporting translational research. In his role on the PCORI Methodology Committee, he is focused on informatics and investigating issues with the use of secondary data for outcomes research. He has been a senior editor for eGEMS, an open-access journal focused on advancing methods for learning health systems and sponsored by AcademyHealth. He also is a Clinical Informatics Subcommittee member for the American Board of Preventive Medicine, which administers the board examination for the clinical informatics subspecialty. Dr. Wilcox received his Ph.D. in medical informatics from Columbia University.