Keith Marsolo, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Population Health Sciences at the Duke University School of Medicine.  He was previously an Associate Professor in the Division of Biomedical Informatics (BMI) at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC).  Dr. Marsolo received his PhD in Computer Science from The Ohio State University.  Dr. Marsolo’s research focuses on infrastructure to support the use of EHRs and other real-world data sources in observational and comparative effectiveness research, and standards and architectures for multi-center learning health systems

At CCHMC, Dr. Marsolo served as faculty advisor for BMI Data Services, which developed registry platforms to support several pediatric learning networks, including ImproveCareNow, Solutions for Patient Safety, the Ohio Perinatal Quality Collaborative and more.  These registry platforms included a configurable system for capturing summary or practice-level measures and a “data-in-once” architecture that allowed information to be collected in the EHR and then be automatically transferred to a registry in order to support chronic care management, quality improvement and research.  This data-in-once architecture was extended to support a pragmatic trial funded by the Patient-Centered Outomes Research Institute (PCORI), and also served as the testbed for an interoperability pilot from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) to evaluate the time saved by embedding electronic case report forms in the EHR and pre-populating with data collected during the clinic visit compared with double data entry.   

Dr. Marsolo is a co-investigator in the Distributed Research Network Operations Center (DRN OC) of the Coordinating Center for the National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network (PCORnet), where he serves as a faculty lead for activities related to the PCORnet Common Data Model and data curation (quality assessment). He was a co-chair of the PCORnet’s Data Standards, Security and Network Infrastructure (DSSNI) Task Force, and a member and then chair of the PCORnet Data Committee. He is currently serving as a member of the Data Quality Subcommittee of the National Evaluation System for health Technology Coordinating Center (NESTcc).