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Chris Dymek, Ed.D.

Chris Dymek leads the work of the Division of Digital Healthcare Research within the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s (AHRQ) Center for Evidence and Practice Improvement. She is a computer scientist and digital healthcare researcher who is dedicated to advancing the productive use of information technology within healthcare.

Prior to joining AHRQ, Chris was a program manager in the HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE... Read more about Chris Dymek, Ed.D.

Amy Lindinha

Amy Lindinha is a Program Analyst with 19 years of experience at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). Ms. Lindinha supports the Division of Digital Healthcare Research (DDHR) in the Center for Evidence and Practice Improvement (CEPI) by providing extramural research program coordination, operations management, and directing research dissemination efforts.

Before joining the Division of Digital Healthcare Research (DDHR), Ms. Lindinha served as the... Read more about Amy Lindinha

Chun-Ju (Janey) Hsiao, Ph.D.

Chun-Ju (Janey) Hsiao is a Health Scientist Administrator in the Division of Digital Healthcare Research in the Center for Evidence and Practice Improvement (CEPI) where she serves as a Program Official and project lead for several initiatives, including the Division’s work on patient-reported outcomes. Janey came to CEPI from another center at AHRQ where she worked on the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) program.

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Derrick Wyatt, MSN, RN-BC, CPHIMS

Commander Derrick L. Wyatt is a Nurse Informaticist in the United States Public Health Service (USPHS) Commissioned Corps. He currently serves as the Research Manager in the Division of Digital Healthcare Research in the Center for Evidence and Practice Improvement (CEPI) at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). His areas of focus include population health management, data analytics, health IT utilization and safety, health information... Read more about Derrick Wyatt, MSN, RN-BC, CPHIMS

Edwin Lomotan, M.D.

Edwin Lomotan, M.D., is a Physician and Chief of Clinical Informatics for the Division of Digital Healthcare Research in the Center for Evidence and Practice Improvement at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. He currently leads AHRQ’s clinical decision support (CDS) initiative, which aims to advance evidence into practice through CDS and to make CDS more shareable, standards-based, and publicly-available.

Before joining AHRQ, Dr. Lomotan was Health IT... Read more about Edwin Lomotan, M.D.

Roland Gamache, PhD, MBA, FAMIA

Roland Gamache, PhD, MBA, FAMIA is a Staff Fellow for the Division of Digital Healthcare Research in the Center for Evidence and Practice Improvement at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. His areas of focus include the effective use of information technology that suggests interventions to improve health outcomes and to enhance operational processes and tools that improve the utilization of health data.

Before joining AHRQ, Dr... Read more about Roland Gamache, PhD, MBA, FAMIA

Shafa Al-Showk, M.P.H., CHES

Shafa Al-Showk is a Health Scientist serving as a Program Official in the Division of Digital Healthcare Research in the Center for Evidence and Practice Improvement (CEPI) at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). Shafa is a health educator and a public health professional, her areas of focus include the aging population, chronic disease management, population health, patient-centered outcomes, and patient education. Currently, she is... Read more about Shafa Al-Showk, M.P.H., CHES

Steve Bernstein, B.S.

Steve Bernstein is a Senior Advisor for health information technology (IT) and a Project Officer in the Division of Digital Healthcare Research in the Center for Evidence and Practice Improvement at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality for various Agency Clinical Informatics grants, contracts and other health IT initiatives, including evaluating use of Clinical Decision Support, artificial intelligence, and other tools to improve healthcare. Mr. Bernstein... Read more about Steve Bernstein, B.S.