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Public Biography
Rachel Richesson is a Professor in the Department of Learning Health Sciences, School of Medicine, University of Michigan. She holds a PhD and MS in Health Informatics and a Masters of Public Health from the University of Texas.
Dr. Richesson conducts original research on the quality and usability of data from electronic health records (EHRs) for research, and has fostered numerous interdisciplinary research collaborations. She has directed implementation of data standards for a number of multi-national multi-site clinical research and epidemiological studies, including the NIH Rare Diseases Clinical Research Network, Type 1 Diabetes TrialNet, and The Environmental Determinants of Diabetes in the Young (TEDDY) study, and the national distributed Patient Centered Outcomes Research Network (PCORnet). Dr. Richesson currently co-leads the EHR Core for the NIH Health Systems Research Collaboratory, which is developing standards and quality metrics for clinical phenotyping using EHR data in pragmatic clinical trials.
Dr. Richesson was elected as a Fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics (FACMI) in 2014. She was elected to serve on the AMIA Board of Directors in 2021.
She is the Editor of the Springer Clinical Informatics textbook: is external) and is currently preparing the 3rd edition.

Historic ACMI Biography

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Dr. Richesson is a recognized expert in informatics and has developed applications and policies for the use of data standards and informatics in clinical research, particularly in rare diseases. She has conducted original research evidenced by numerous publications, presentations, and invited talks. She edited Clinical Research Informatics (Springer, 2012). She also co-leads the Phenotyping, Data Standards, and Data Quality Core for the NIH Health Care Systems Research Collaboratory, a demonstration program for the transformation of clinical trials based upon use of EHRs and healthcare systems partnerships. In this role, she is developing standard approaches and guidance for EHR phenotyping to support research and learning healthcare systems. She is also the co-lead of the Rare Diseases Task Force for the national distributed Patient Centered Outcomes Research Network (PCORNet), specifically promoting standardized computable phenotypes for rare diseases and helping to develop a national research infrastructure that can support observational and interventional research.


The American College of Medical Informatics

ACMI is a college of elected Fellows from the U.S. and abroad who have made significant and sustained contributions to the field of medical informatics. It is the central body for a community of scholars and practitioners who are committed to advancing the informatics field.

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Journals and Publications Committee

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The Journals and Publications Committee oversees AMIA’s journals, partner-journals, and publications, including monitoring relations with and the performance of the journals' publishers and editors, developing and reviewing policies on matters that affect the journals.

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