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Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


My Biography & Research


Dr. Dexheimer has a background in developing, implementing and evaluating clinical information systems including clinical decision systems, organizational and workflow aspects of informatics applications, computerized applications for emergency medicine and implementation of artificial intelligence techniques, computerized guideline applications and evidence-based medicine, public health informatics, and preventive care measures. Her research focuses on the design, implementation and evaluation of clinical decision support systems in pediatric emergency medicine to improve clinical care.

Dr. Dexheimer co-leads the Decision Support Analytics Workgroup (DSAW), which investigates the links between the effectiveness of clinical decision support (CDS), patient safety, and user efficiency. This research has demonstrated ties between decreasing alert burden on clinicians, increasing CDS alert salience, and improving patient outcomes.

Research Interests

Learn more about the Decision Support Analytics Workgroup.

Academic Affiliation

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


Emergency Medicine, Biomedical Informatics, Emergency Medicine

My Education

PhD: Biomedical Informatics, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, 2011.

MS: Biomedical Informatics, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, 2006.

My Publications

Kirkendall ES, Kouril M, Dexheimer JW, Courter JD, Hagedorn P, Szczesniak R, Li D, Damania R. Automated identification of antibiotic overdoses and adverse drug events via analysis of prescribing alerts and medication administration records. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2016 Aug 9.

Ni Y, Beck AF, Taylor RA, Solti I, Dexheimer JW. Will they participate? Predicting patients’ response to clinical trial invitations in a pediatric emergency department. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2016 Jul;23(4):671-680.

Ni Y, Kennebeck S, Dexheimer JW, McAneney CM, Tang H, Lingren T, Li Q, Zhai H, Solti I. Automated Clinical Trial Eligibility Pre-Screening: Increasing the Efficiency of Patient Identification for Clinical Trials in the Emergency Department. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2015 Jan;22(1):166-78.

Dexheimer JW, Abramo TJ, Arnold DH, Johnson KB, Shyr Y, Ye F, Fan K, Patel N, Aronsky D. Implementation and Evaluation of a Computerized Asthma Management System in a Pediatric Emergency Department: A Randomized Clinical Trial. Int J Med Inform. 2014;83(11):805-813.

Dexheimer JW, Sanders DL, Rosenbloom ST, Talbot TR, Aronsky D. Prompting Clinicians: A Systematic Review of Preventive Care Reminders. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2008 May-Jun;15(3):311-20.