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Research Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Geriatric Medicine

Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance

Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Program Faculty

Hometown
Tullahoma, TN
Previous Institution
University of Colorado Denver Anschutz Medical Campus
Previous Role/Title
Program and Project Manager, Colorado Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute
Specialty
Clinical data re-use, genomic medicine

Education

PhD- Yale University
Professional Highlights

Healthcare advances are being discovered faster due in part to the growth of clinical data re-use for research. Dr. Stallings’ work has been in advancing infrastructure, guidance, and research on clinical data re-use, specifically in the intersection of electronic health record (EHR) and genomic data for both discovery and clinical implementation. Use of EHR data has highlighted access-derived health disparities, because health inequity translates directly into data sparsity for populations underrepresented in clinical research. Underrepresentation in clinical research fuels inequity in health care innovation, as population differences in disease burden or intervention effectiveness remain unobserved. Engaging communities more broadly can impact all stages of clinical research, causing investigators and participants to collaborate in research effectively together, building trust, and reducing health disparities. Her work in clinical data re-use discovery and implementation is shifting to include engagement, so the results are relevant for all populations and advance equity in healthcare and outcomes.