Dr. Dixon is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Epidemiology at the Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health at IUPUI. His research focuses on improving clinical and public health decision-making through innovative processes and technologies that provide comprehensive information on patient and population health. Recent work includes leveraging clinical and administrative data in a health information exchange to improve public health reporting processes, disability determination, surveillance activities, continuity of care for Veterans, and community assessment. Dr. Dixon’s research also involves the evolution of information infrastructure as well as data quality to support continuous use of clinical data in support of efforts to improve health care quality, safety, and efficiency.
In addition to teaching and mentoring students, Dr. Dixon is a Research Scientist at the Regenstrief Institute and the Roudebush VA Medical Center in Indianapolis. His research focuses on improving clinical and public health decision-making through innovative processes and technologies that provide comprehensive information on patient and population health.
Prior to his current roles, Dr. Dixon managed a number of health information exchange research and development projects for Regenstrief and the Indiana Health Information Exchange (IHIE). Dr. Dixon also developed numerous health information applications and systems, including tools supporting the standard clinical vocabulary LOINC(R), technology supporting the automated reporting of notifiable conditions to public health agencies, and tools for querying large clinical data repositories.