Byron D. Bair, MD

Research Interests

  • Aging and Health Promotion
  • Health Care Policy/Health Care Systems
  • Dementia Disruptive Behaviors

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Academic Information

  • Departments: Internal Medicine - Professor (Clinical), Nursing - Adjunct Professor, Psychiatry - Professor (Clinical)
  • Divisions: Adult Psychiatry, Geriatrics

Board Certification

  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine)
  • American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Psychiatry)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Sub: Geriatric Medicine)
  • American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Sub: Geriatric)

Academic Office Information

  • 801-584-2522
  • VA - Building #2
    VA Salt Lake City GRECC 182
    500 S Foothill Dr
    Salt Lake City, UT 84148

Academic Bio

Dr. Bair has been working in the field of geriatrics and psychiatry since 1991 when he began working at the Salt Lake City VA Medical Center. He has a strong interest in rural health, and, in 2008, was selected to direct one of three new VA Rural Health Resource Centers to better understand rural health issues for veterans and develop special practices and products to provide better care to veterans living in rural areas. Dr. Bair is the Director of the Veterans Rural Health Resource Center – Western Region housed at the VAMC in Salt Lake City. Dr. Bair also has many research interests, with a focus on developing novel care delivery models for older adults that improve patient focused care, quality of care outcomes, and have a positive impact on resource utilization and costs. Received ACLS certification in 2012 from http://www.aclscertification.com

Education History

Type School Degree
Graduate Training University of Utah
Business Administration
M.B.A.
Chief Resident West Virginia University
Internal Medicine
Chief Resident
Chief Resident West Virginia University
Psychiatry
Chief Resident
Residency West Virginia University Hospital
Psychiatry and Internal Medicine
Resident
Professional Medical University of Utah Hospital School of Medicine
Medicine
M.D.
Graduate Training Utah State University
Psychology
M.S.
Undergraduate Utah State University
Biology and Chemistry
B.S.

Selected Publications

Journal Article

  1. The diffusion of telehealth in rural American Indian communities: a retrospective survey of key stakeholders.Brooks E, Manson SM, Bair B, Dailey N, Shore JH (2012). The diffusion of telehealth in rural American Indian communities: a retrospective survey of key stakeholders. Telemed J E Health, 18(1), 60-6.
  2. Reaching out to older veterans in need: the Elko clinic demonstration project.Juretic M, Hill R, Luptak M, Rupper R, Bair B, Floyd J, Westfield B, Dailey NK (2010). Reaching out to older veterans in need: the Elko clinic demonstration project. J Rural Health, 26(4), 325-32.
  3. Defining "rural" for veterans' health care planning.West AN, Lee RE, Shambaugh-Miller MD, Bair BD, Mueller KJ, Lilly RS, Kaboli PJ, Hawthorne K (2010). Defining "rural" for veterans' health care planning. J Rural Health, 26(4), 301-9.
  4. The Care Coordination Home Telehealth (CCHT) rural demonstration project: a symptom-based approach for serving older veterans in remote geographical settings.Luptak M, Dailey N, Juretic M, Rupper R, Hill RD, Hicken BL, Bair BD (2010). The Care Coordination Home Telehealth (CCHT) rural demonstration project: a symptom-based approach for serving older veterans in remote geographical settings. Rural Remote Health, 10(2), 1375.

Review

  1. Review of Veterans Health Administration telemedicine interventions.Hill RD, Luptak MK, Rupper RW, Bair B, Peterson C, Dailey N, Hicken BL (2010). Review of Veterans Health Administration telemedicine interventions. [Review]. Am J Manag Care, 16(12 Suppl HIT), e302-10.

Report

  1. J Shore, E Brooks, H Anderson, B Bair, N Dailey, L Jeanne Kaufmann, S Manson (2012). Characteristics of Telemental Health Service Use by American Indian Veterans. Aurora & Salt Lake City: National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities & Veterans Rural Health Resource Center - Western Region.