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Linda Dimitropoulos

Director, Center for the Advancement of Health IT

Linda Dimitropoulos, PhD, is a social psychologist and expert in the use of health information and technology to improve care delivery. Key areas of interest include patient and provider engagement, wellness, and self-generated health information.

Dr. Dimitropoulos leads the Center for the Advancement of Health IT, which includes a team of policy analysts, clinicians, informaticians, and health services researchers working to transform health care delivery to improve individual, population, and public health. The Center focuses on solving challenges to using interoperable health information to improve health and health care.

Dr. Dimitropoulos has more than 20 years of experience in qualitative research methods, survey research design, and evaluation and program planning. She specializes in large, complex project design and management.

Recent work has focused primarily on interoperability, health information privacy, data governance, barriers to meaningful use, and the use of health IT and health information exchange to improve Medicaid programs.


  • PhD, Social Psychology, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • MA, Social Psychology, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • BA (summa cum laude), Psychology, St. Xavier University

Latest Publications

Dimitropoulos, L., & Thompson, C. (2014). Health data governance: Balancing best practices for data governance and management with user needs. In Marconi, K. & Lehmann, H. (Eds.), Big Data and Health Analytics (pp. 177-200). Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.
Druss, B.G., & Dimitropoulos, L. (2013). Advancing the adoption, integration and testing of technological advancements within existing care systems. General Hospital Psychiatry, 35 (4):345-348.
Dimitropoulos, L. (2013). Privacy challenges in health information exchange. In Koontz, L. (Ed.), Information Privacy in the Evolving Healthcare Environment (pp. 71-88). Chicago, IL: Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS).
Kissam, S.M., Banger, A.K., Dimitropoulos, L.L., & Thompson, C.R. (Aug 2012). Barriers to meaningful use in Medicaid: Analysis and recommendations. Final report: Prepared by RTI International, under Contract No. HHSA290200710079T. AHRQ Publication No. 12-0062-EF. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
Dimitropoulos, L., Patel, V., Scheffler, S.A., & Posnack, S. (2011). Public attitudes toward health information exchange: Perceived benefits and concerns. American Journal of Managed Care, 17 (12 Spec No.):SP111-SP116.
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  • Health Information Technology
  • Health Information Exchange
  • Health Communication