Joshua Richardson

Research health IT scientist

Joshua Richardson


  • PhD, Biomedical Informatics, Oregon Health Sciences University
  • MS, Biomedical Informatics, Oregon Health Sciences University
  • Master of Library Science, San Jose State University
  • BA, History, San Francisco State University

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Joshua Richardson is an expert researcher in digital health and clinical informatics. With a background in health information technology (IT) as well as in information science, he contributes to projects that leverage and evaluate health IT and data.

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.