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Scott L. DuVall, Ph.D.

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Academic Information

Departments: Internal Medicine - Research Associate Professor

Divisions: Epidemiology

Academic Office Information

Research Interests

  • Clinical Natural Language Processing
  • Health Outcomes
  • Pharmacoepidemiology
  • Epidemiologic Studies
  • Clinical Research Informatics
  • Clinical Informatics
  • Imaging Informatics
  • Design and Conduct of Research Studies with Electronic Medical Record Data Using Advanced Analytics
  • Master Person Indices, Deduplication, and Record Linkage
  • PACS Systems and IHE and DICOM Standards in Medical Image Exchange and Analysis
  • Information Exchange and Transformation
  • Application Development and Web Programming

Dr. DuVall is the director of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Informatics and Computing Infrastructure (VINCI) Health Services Research and Development resource center that provides a secure environment, analytic tools, and a nation-wide view of VA medical record data to more than 6,000 credentialed researchers. He leads the VA Office of Research and Development (ORD) priority of Putting VA Data to Work for Veterans and the ORD IT and Data Governance initiative. This work includes developing the strategic direction for IT and data efforts and establishing governance. Dr. DuVall's work also includes mapping data to national standards, collecting and linking other data sources to VA data, extracting clinical, social, and demographic elements from clinical notes using natural language processing, and developing tools to explore and visualize data. He also serves on the VA Office of Electronic Health Record Modernization clinical council for research and the National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) Artificial Intelligence Research and Development Interagency Working Group.

Dr. DuVall is an Associate Professor in the University of Utah School of Medicine Division of Epidemiology. He received a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and a Doctor of Philosophy in Biomedical Informatics.

Education History

Doctoral Training University of Utah
Biomedical Informatics
Undergraduate University of Utah
Computer Science

Global Impact


Date Role Description Country
02/28/1998 Volunteer India