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HELLO, I'M

Aaron Tierney, PhD

Health Information Technology, Implementation Science, &

Organizations and Management Scholar

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Aaron A. Tierney, PhD

Kaiser Permanente

Division of Research

Aaron.A.Tierney@kp.org

(650) 722-0742

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About

About

MY BACKGROUND

I am a Clinical Informatics Postdoctoral Fellow at Kaiser Permanente's Division of Research. My research interests include studying ways to improve access and utilization of health information technologies among disadvantaged populations, reduce physician burden (especially in relation to the electronic medical record), and implementation science.

Education & Experience

Education

WHAT I’VE LEARNED

2019-2023

UC Berkeley School of Public Health

PhD Health Policy- Organizations and Management

Dissertation: Virtual Diabetes and Hypertension Care in Community Health Centers: Use, Quality, and Patient Preferences

Chancellor's Fellow; Stephen Shortell & Leonard Schaeffer Fellow

2011-2015

Columbia University in the City of New York

BA Psychology

Kluge Scholar; Frank W. Chambers Scholar

Experience

WHERE I’VE WORKED

July 2023-Current

Clinical Informatics Postdoctoral Fellow

Kaiser Permanente

Division of Research

February 2021–Current

Student Editor (End date: January 2023); Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Subcommittee Member

Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association

August 2019–May 2023

Graduate Student Researcher & Instructor

UC Berkeley School of Public Health

May 2020–May 2023

Graduate Student Researcher

UCSF Center for Clinical Informatics and Improvement Research

August 2017–August 2019

Social Science Research Coordinator

Stanford University School of Medicine

October 2012–May 2015

Lab Assistant

Columbia University Medical Center

Skills & Languages

WHAT I BRING TO THE TABLE

STATA, R, SPSS

Grant Writing

Qualtrics, REDCap, Sawtooth

English

Japanese

Mandarin Chinese

Covidence

Skills & Languages
Awards & Interests

Awards

WHERE I SHINE

Chancellor's Fellowship

 

Stephen Shortell & Leonard Schaeffer Fellowship

Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award- 2022

 

American Medical Informatics Association Leadership and Education Awards Donation (AMIA LEAD) Scholar- 2022

Teaching Experience
 

HOW I'VE PASSED ON KNOWLEDGE

Organizational Behavior and Management in Health Care, UC Berkeley School of Public Health

Health Policy and Management Breadth Course, UC Berkeley School of Public Health

Sample Publications

WHAT I'VE BEEN WORKING ON LATELY

Tierney, A.A., Payán, D.D., Brown, T., Aguilera, A., Shortell S.M. & Rodriguez, H.P. (2023) Telehealth use, care continuity, and quality: Diabetes and hypertension care in community health centers before and during the COVID-19 pandemic. Medical Care, 61, S62-S69. doi:10.1097/MLR.0000000000001811

 

Tierney, A.A. & Rosner, B.I. (2023) Clinical assessment of residents: A survey of clinician educators regarding resident assessment burden and modifiable factors. Journal of Graduate Medical Education, 15:1, 92-97.  doi:10.4300/JGME-D-22-00188.1

Tierney, A.A., Shortell, S.M., Rundall, T.G., Blodgett, J.C., & Reponen, E. (2022). Examining the Relationship Between the Lean Management System and Quality Improvement Care Management Processes. Quality Management in Health Care, 31:1, 1-6. doi: 10.1097/QMH.0000000000000318

 

Tierney, A.A., Haverfield, M.C., McGovern, M.P., & Zulman, D.M. (2020). Advancing evidence synthesis from effectiveness to implementation: Recommendations for the integration of implementation measures into evidence synthesis approaches. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 35, 1219-1226. doi:10.1007/s11606-019-05586-3 Named #1 Editor’s Pick for Top Three Implementation Science Papers in JGIM in 2019

Payán, D.D., Frehn, J.L., Garcia, L., Tierney, A.A., & Rodriguez, H.P. (2022) Telemedicine implementation and use in community health centers during COVID-19: Clinic personnel and patient perspectives. SSM-Qualitative Research in Health, 2, 100054. doi:10.1016/j.ssmqr.2022.100054 Featured on The Verge

 

Haverfield, M.C., Tierney, A., Schwartz, R., Bass, M.B., Brown-Johnson, C., Zionts, D.L., Safaeinili, N., Fischer, M., Shaw, J.G., Thadaney, S., Piccininni, G., Lorenz, K.A., Asch, S.M., Verghese, A., Zulman, D.M. (2020) Can patient-provider interpersonal interventions achieve the quadruple aim of healthcare? A systematic review. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 35, 2107-2117. doi: 10.1007/s11606-019-05525-2

 

Zulman, D.M., Haverfield, M.C., Shaw, J.G., Brown-Johnson, C.G., Schwartz, R., Tierney, A.A., Zionts, D.L., Safaeinili, N., Fischer, M., Thadaney Israni, S., Asch, S.M., & Verghese, A. (2020) Practices to foster physician presence and connection with patients in the clinical encounter. JAMA, 323:1, 70-81. doi: 10.1001/jama.2019.19003 Received John A. Benson Jr., MD Professionalism Article Prize from the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) in 2020

Sample Publications
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