Joshua Richardson is an expert researcher in digital health and clinical informatics and Adjunct Professor at Rush University Graduate College. Dr. Richardson is Co-Chair of the Trust and Policy Work Group of the Mobilizing Computable Biomedical Knowledge (MCBK) organization and is a Fellow of the American Medical Informatics Association (FAMIA). With a background in health information technology (IT) and information science, he contributes to projects that leverage and evaluate health IT and data. Dr. Richardson's research centers around user information needs, including decision-making, and the ways health IT can address those needs. His work recently focuses on evaluating communication tools, electronic health records, and clinical decision support (CDS) technology. He is currently exploring public perceptions of trust in artificial intelligent-driven clinical decision support as part of a National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering R01 grant.
Among various efforts, Dr. Richardson has received a sabbatical award to model and map clinical data across multiple electronic health record systems. The project partners with Healthy Hearts in the Heartland, a federally funded grant (AHRQ) led by Abel Kho, MD, at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, that links small Midwestern clinics to resources meant to improve cardiovascular care.
Dr. Richardson came to RTI in 2015 from Weill Cornell Medicine, where he was Assistant Professor of Health Informatics in the Department of Health Policy and Research. He taught courses in health IT and health information exchange, as well as qualitative research methods. He also served as Assistant Library Director of Clinical Services for the Samuel J. Wood Library and led services to integrate published evidence into clinical care.