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Brian C. Sauer, Ph.D., M.S.

Languages spoken: English

Academic Information

Departments: Internal Medicine - Associate Professor, Biomedical Informatics - Adjunct Associate Professor, Family & Preventive Medicine - Adjunct Associate Professor, Pharmacotherapy - Adjunct Assistant Professor, Population Health Sciences - Adjunct Associate Professor

Divisions: Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Public Health

Academic Office Information

brian.sauer@utah.edu

Research Interests

  • Pharmacoepidemiology
  • Medical Informatics
  • Health Care Quality and Patient Safety
  • Quality of Medication Use
  • Causal Inference
My research interests include pharmacoepidemiology, comparative effectiveness research, medical informatics, and causal inference. My goals are to develop new knowledge and methods that improve the research process and realize them in applied research. We are accomplishing this by improving our theoretical understanding of research and causal inference. We are also developing methods to improve the transparency and reproducibility of our database research. I have received funding from the Veterans Health Administration and the Observational Medical Outcomes Partnership (OMOP) to develop Transparent ReUsable database and Statistical Tools (TRUST), which are analytic modules that execute specific data transformation and analytic tasks. Modules are compiled to develop workflows that can be automated, shared and reused by other investigators. We want to establish a social network of epidemiologists, biostatisticians and health services research for the purpose of collaborating and sharing research materials such as program code and analytic modules.

I serve on multiple working groups to develop guidelines for database management and observational comparative effectiveness research. I have used my role as one of the COIN center analytic core leads to develop and implement templates and standard operating procedures for epidemiological data management. We are also developing principles of epidemiologic data management and a framework for integrating project plans across research teams and roles.

Education History

Graduate Training University of Utah
Public Health Informatics
MS
Fellowship Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Medical Informatics
Fellow
Doctoral Training University of Florida
Pharmacoepidemiology
PhD
Undergraduate University of Florida
Psychology (Biological)
BS