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Barbara L. Massoudi

Senior Research Health Scientist, Center for the Advancement of Health IT

Barbara L. Massoudi, MPH, PhD, has more than 20 years of experience in health, public health, and informatics and has specialized skills in epidemiology and environmental and occupational health. Her current research interests include documenting and reengineering the business processes of public health, knowledge management, electronic health records, personal health records, health information exchange, updating the National Agenda for Public Health Informatics, and public health informatics training and competencies. She previously led the Impact Analysis of the Health Information Security and Privacy Collaborative for AHRQ, and the Assessment of Variation and Solutions report for the first phase of the project. Dr. Massoudi is adjunct assistant professor of informatics at the Rollins School of Public Health of Emory University and chair of the Public Health Informatics Working Group of the American Medical Informatics Association.


Graduate Certificate in Public Health Informatics, Rollins School of Public Health of Emory University; PhD, Occupational Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh; MS, Public Health in Environmental Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh; BS, Public Health, Southern Connecticut State University.

Latest Publications

Olmsted, M.G., Massoudi, B.L., & Zhang, Y. (2015). What consumers want in personal health applications: Findings from Project HealthDesign. Personal and Ubiquitous Computing, 19 (1):79-83.
Massoudi, B.L., Marcial, L.H., Haque, S., Bailey, R., Chester, K., Cunningham, S., Riley, A., & Soper, P. (2014). Beacon Communities’ public health initiatives: A case study analysis. eGEMS, 2 (3):Article 14.
Haque, S., Danoff, D.S., Massoudi, B., Soper, P.J., & Vincent, A. (2012). Public Health Informatics Innovation and Dissemination through the Beacon Communities. Presented at APHA 2012, San Francisco, CA, Oct 2012.
Massoudi, B.L., Goodman, K.W., Gotham, I.J., Holmes, J.H., Lang, L., Miner, K., et al. (2012). An informatics agenda for public health: summarized recommendations from the 2011 AMIA PHI Conference. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, 19 (5):688-695.
Kass-Hout, T.A., Buckeridge, D., Brownstein, J., Xu, Z., McMurray, P., Ishikawa, C.K.T., Gunn, J., & Massoudi, B.L. (2012). Self-reported fever and measured temperature in emergency department records used for syndromic surveillance. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, 19 (5):775-776.
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  • Health Information Technology
  • Epidemiology
  • Health Care Quality and Access
  • Health Policy