R. Scott Evans, MS, PhD, FACMI

Research Interests

  • Adverse Drug Reaction Reporting Systems
  • Adverse Medical Device Events
  • Antibiotic-Resistant Pathogens
  • Clinical Decision Support Systems
  • Infectious Disease
  • Microbiology
  • Patient Isolation
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Venous Thrombosis
  • Sleep Apnea, Obstructive

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Academic Information

  • Departments: Biomedical Informatics - Professor

Academic Office Information

  • 801-408-3029
  • LDS Hospital
    Medical Informatics
    8th Avenue & C Street
    Salt Lake City, UT 84143

Academic Bio

Dr. R. Scott Evans earned his PhD in Medical Biophysics and Computing from the University of Utah and his MS in Parasitology/Microbiology from Brigham Young University. He is a tenured professor in the University of Utah’s Biomedical Department of Informatics. In 1997, he did a fellowship with the American College of Medical Informatics.

His areas of expertise include the following: computerized tools for management of anti-infective agents; adverse drug and medical device events; identifying patients in need of isolation; reduction of hospital-acquired infections; identification of antibiotic-resistant pathogens; and identifying patients who need anticoagulation therapy and patients with venous thromboembolism.

Dr. Evans joined the department in 1987. He is the former chair (2011) and now an elected member of the Board of Directors, American Medical Informatics Association (2012-2014); previously, he was the board’s elected Treasurer, Executive Committee (2009 – 2011). He has served on the Editorial Board, the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association (2005) as well as on the Editorial Board, Annuals of Pharmacotherapy (2007).

Research Statement

Computerized tools for management of anti-infective agents; adverse drug events; identifying patients in need of isolation; reduction of hospital-acquired infections; Identification of antibiotic-resistant pathogens; Identifying patients who need anticoagulation therapy and patients with venous thromboembolism; other epidemiologic conditions

Education History

Type School Degree
Doctoral Training University of Utah
Medical Biophysics & Computing
Ph.D.
Graduate Training Brigham Young University
Microbiology/Parasitology
M.S.
Undergraduate Brigham Young University
Zoology
B.S.

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