A Jay Holmgren, PhD Awarded “Best Young Researcher” at CHITA


A Jay Holmgren, PhD was recently recognized with the “Best Young Researcher” award during the annual Conference on Health IT and Analytics (CHITA), held May 5-6, 2023, in Washington, D.C. The event – which focuses on deepening our understanding of strategy, policy, and systems fostering health IT utilization – was hosted by the Center for Digital Health and Artificial Intelligence at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School.

Dr. Holmgren is an assistant professor in the Department of Medicine and faculty at the Center for Clinical Informatics and Improvement Research (CLIIR) at the University of California, San Francisco. He is also a faculty affiliate at the UCSF Bakar Computational Health Sciences Institute, the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies and the UCSF UC Berkeley Joint Program in Computational Precision Health, and a Senior Advisor at the Stanford Clinical Excellence Research Center.

Dr. Holmgren is an expert on the use of information technology in health care delivery. His research focuses on the impact of information technology on patients, clinicians, and health care organizations, and seeks to identify strategies to improve the quality and experience of care using digital tools. His recent work highlights how the COVID-19 pandemic has driven adoption of digital modalities of care and how that has impacted physician EHR burden.

He has been published in peer-reviewed journals including JAMA, Health Affairs, The American Journal of Public Health, The American Journal of Managed Care, and JAMIA, and has been featured in popular press outlets including The New York Times, The Atlantic, and Politico. He received his PhD in Health Policy (Management) in 2021 from Harvard University and Harvard Business School.