27364-Embi, Peter

Peter J. Embi, MD, MS

Adjunct Professor of Medicine

RF 128
Indianapolis, IN


Dr. Embí is the Leonard Betley Professor of Medicine. He serves as Associate Dean for Informatics and Health Services Research at Indiana University School  of Medicine, President and CEO of the Regenstrief Institute, and Vice-President for Learning Health Systems at IU Health System. 

Key Publications

  1. Dixon BE, Grannis SJ, McAndrews C, Broyles AA, Mikels-Carrasco W, Wiensch A, et al. Leveraging Data Visualization and a Statewide Health Information Exchange to Support COVID-19 Surveillance and Response: Application of Public Health Informatics. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2021.
  2. Madhavan S, Bastarache L, Brown JS, Butte AJ, Dorr DA, Embi PJ, et al. Use of electronic health records to support a public health response to the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States: a perspective from 15 academic medical centers. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2020.
  3. Lopetegui M, Yen PY, Embi P, Payne P. Foundations for Studying Clinical Workflow: Development of a Composite Inter-Observer Reliability Assessment for Workflow Time Studies. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2019;2019:617-26.
  4. Knosp BM, Barnett WK, Anderson NR, Embi PJ. Corrigendum: Research IT maturity models for academic health centers: Early development and initial evaluation. J Clin Transl Sci. 2019;3(1):45.
  5. Embi PJ, Richesson R, Tenenbaum J, Kannry J, Friedman C, Sarkar IN, et al. Reimagining the research-practice relationship: policy recommendations for informatics-enabled evidence-generation across the US health system. JAMIA Open. 2019;2(1):2-9.
  6. Wright A, Ai A, Ash J, Wiesen JF, Hickman TT, Aaron S, et al. Clinical decision support alert malfunctions: analysis and empirically derived taxonomy. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2018;25(5):496-506.
  7. Petersen C, Berner ES, Embi PJ, Fultz Hollis K, Goodman KW, Koppel R, et al. AMIA's code of professional and ethical conduct 2018. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2018;25(11):1579-82.
  8. Obeid JS, Tarczy-Hornoch P, Harris PA, Barnett WK, Anderson NR, Embi PJ, et al. Sustainability considerations for clinical and translational research informatics infrastructure. J Clin Transl Sci. 2018;2(5):267-75.
  9. Knosp BM, Barnett WK, Anderson NR, Embi PJ. Research IT maturity models for academic health centers: Early development and initial evaluation. J Clin Transl Sci. 2018;2(5):289-94.
  10. Dixon BE, Embi PJ, Haggstrom DA. Information technologies that facilitate care coordination: provider and patient perspectives. Transl Behav Med. 2018;8(3):522-5.
  11. Wright A, Hickman TT, McEvoy D, Aaron S, Ai A, Ash JS, et al. Methods for Detecting Malfunctions in Clinical Decision Support Systems. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2017;245:1385.
  12. Sanchez-Pinto LN, Mosa ASM, Fultz-Hollis K, Tachinardi U, Barnett WK, Embi PJ. The Emerging Role of the Chief Research Informatics Officer in Academic Health Centers. Appl Clin Inform. 2017;8(3):845-53.
  13. Obeid JS, Beskow LM, Rape M, Gouripeddi R, Black RA, Cimino JJ, et al. A survey of practices for the use of electronic health records to support research recruitment. J Clin Transl Sci. 2017;1(4):246-52.
  14. Luzum JA, Pakyz RE, Elsey AR, Haidar CE, Peterson JF, Whirl-Carrillo M, et al. The Pharmacogenomics Research Network Translational Pharmacogenetics Program: Outcomes and Metrics of Pharmacogenetic Implementations Across Diverse Healthcare Systems. Clin Pharmacol Ther. 2017;102(3):502-10.
  15. Lowes LP, Noritz GH, Newmeyer A, Embi PJ, Yin H, Smoyer WE, et al. 'Learn From Every Patient': implementation and early results of a learning health system. Dev Med Child Neurol. 2017;59(2):183-91.
  16. Finney Rutten LJ, Alexander A, Embi PJ, Flores G, Friedman C, Haller IV, et al. Patient-Centered Network of Learning Health Systems: Developing a resource for clinical translational research. J Clin Transl Sci. 2017;1(1):40-4.
  17. Adler-Milstein J, Embi PJ, Middleton B, Sarkar IN, Smith J. Crossing the health IT chasm: considerations and policy recommendations to overcome current challenges and enable value-based care. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2017;24(5):1036-43.
  18. Yen PY, Lara B, Lopetegui M, Bharat A, Ardoin S, Johnson B, et al. Usability and Workflow Evaluation of "RhEumAtic Disease activitY" (READY). A Mobile Application for Rheumatology Patients and Providers. Appl Clin Inform. 2016;7(4):1007-24.
  19. Smoyer WE, Embi PJ, Moffatt-Bruce S. Creating Local Learning Health Systems: Think Globally, Act Locally. JAMA. 2016;316(23):2481-2.
  20. Payne PR, Lussier Y, Foraker RE, Embi PJ. Rethinking the role and impact of health information technology: informatics as an interventional discipline. BMC Med Inform Decis Mak. 2016;16:40.
  21. Embi PJ, Tsevat J. In Reply to Severance. Acad Med. 2016;91(1):10.
  22. Embi PJ, Tenenbaum JD. More on Data Sharing. N Engl J Med. 2016;374(19):1896.
  23. Lehmann CU, Longhurst CA, Hersh W, Mohan V, Levy BP, Embi PJ, et al. Clinical Informatics Fellowship Programs: In Search of a Viable Financial Model: An open letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Appl Clin Inform. 2015;6(2):267-70.
  24. Wyatt MC, Hendrickson RC, Ames M, Bondy J, Ranauro P, English TM, et al. Federated Aggregate Cohort Estimator (FACE): an easy to deploy, vendor neutral, multi-institutional cohort query architecture. J Biomed Inform. 2014;52:65-71.
  25. Wilcox A, Randhawa G, Embi P, Cao H, Kuperman GJ. Sustainability considerations for health research and analytic data infrastructures. EGEMS (Wash DC). 2014;2(2):1113.
  26. Sweet K, Gordon ES, Sturm AC, Schmidlen TJ, Manickam K, Toland AE, et al. Design and implementation of a randomized controlled trial of genomic counseling for patients with chronic disease. J Pers Med. 2014;4(1):1-19.
  27. Shivade C, Raghavan P, Fosler-Lussier E, Embi PJ, Elhadad N, Johnson SB, et al. A review of approaches to identifying patient phenotype cohorts using electronic health records. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2014;21(2):221-30.
  28. Roth C, Foraker RE, Payne PR, Embi PJ. Community-level determinants of obesity: harnessing the power of electronic health records for retrospective data analysis. BMC Med Inform Decis Mak. 2014;14:36.
  29. Lopetegui M, Yen PY, Lai A, Jeffries J, Embi P, Payne P. Time motion studies in healthcare: what are we talking about? J Biomed Inform. 2014;49:292-9.
  30. Hripcsak G, Bloomrosen M, FlatelyBrennan P, Chute CG, Cimino J, Detmer DE, et al. Health data use, stewardship, and governance: ongoing gaps and challenges: a report from AMIA's 2012 Health Policy Meeting. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2014;21(2):204-11.
  31. Hebert C, Shivade C, Foraker R, Wasserman J, Roth C, Mekhjian H, et al. Diagnosis-specific readmission risk prediction using electronic health data: a retrospective cohort study. BMC Med Inform Decis Mak. 2014;14:65.
  32. Embi PJ, Payne PR. Advancing methodologies in Clinical Research Informatics (CRI): foundational work for a maturing field. J Biomed Inform. 2014;52:1-3.
  33. Shuldiner AR, Relling MV, Peterson JF, Hicks JK, Freimuth RR, Sadee W, et al. The Pharmacogenomics Research Network Translational Pharmacogenetics Program: overcoming challenges of real-world implementation. Clin Pharmacol Ther. 2013;94(2):207-10.
  34. Roth C, Shivade CP, Foraker RE, Embi PJ. Integrating population- and patient-level data for secondary use of electronic health records to study overweight and obesity. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2013;192:1100.
  35. Roth C, Khan YM, Foraker RE, Embi PJ. Augmenting EHR-Derived Clinical Data with Geographic-Level Public Information to Develop Research Hypotheses for Population Obesity Rates. AMIA Jt Summits Transl Sci Proc. 2013;2013:226.
  36. Otsuka SH, Tayal NH, Porter K, Embi PJ, Beatty SJ. Improving herpes zoster vaccination rates through use of a clinical pharmacist and a personal health record. Am J Med. 2013;126(9):832 e1-6.
  37. Lopetegui MA, Bai S, Yen PY, Lai A, Embi P, Payne PR. Inter-observer reliability assessments in time motion studies: the foundation for meaningful clinical workflow analysis. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2013;2013:889-96.
  38. Khan Y, Roth C, Payne P, Patterson E, Leonard A, Elder N, et al. EHR-based Clinical Trial Alert Effects on Recruitment to a Neurology Trial across Institutions: Interim Analysis of a Randomized Controlled Study. AMIA Jt Summits Transl Sci Proc. 2013;2013:117.
  39. Hersh WR, Weiner MG, Embi PJ, Logan JR, Payne PR, Bernstam EV, et al. Caveats for the use of operational electronic health record data in comparative effectiveness research. Med Care. 2013;51(8 Suppl 3):S30-7.
  40. Hersh WR, Cimino J, Payne PR, Embi P, Logan J, Weiner M, et al. Recommendations for the use of operational electronic health record data in comparative effectiveness research. EGEMS (Wash DC). 2013;1(1):1018.
  41. Goodman KW, Adams S, Berner ES, Embi PJ, Hsiung R, Hurdle J, et al. AMIA's code of professional and ethical conduct. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2013;20(1):141-3.
  42. Embi PJ, Weir C, Efthimiadis EN, Thielke SM, Hedeen AN, Hammond KW. Computerized provider documentation: findings and implications of a multisite study of clinicians and administrators. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2013;20(4):718-26.
  43. Embi PJ, Tachinardi U, Lussier Y, Starren J, Silverstein J. Integrating Governance of Research Informatics and Health Care IT Across an Enterprise: Experiences from the Trenches. AMIA Jt Summits Transl Sci Proc. 2013;2013:60-2.
  44. Embi PJ, Payne PR. Evidence generating medicine: redefining the research-practice relationship to complete the evidence cycle. Med Care. 2013;51(8 Suppl 3):S87-91.
  45. Embi PJ, Hebert C, Gordillo G, Kelleher K, Payne PR. Knowledge management and informatics considerations for comparative effectiveness research: a case-driven exploration. Med Care. 2013;51(8 Suppl 3):S38-44.
  46. Embi PJ. Clinical research informatics: survey of recent advances and trends in a maturing field. Yearb Med Inform. 2013;8:178-84.
  47. Pressler TR, Yen PY, Ding J, Liu J, Embi PJ, Payne PR. Computational challenges and human factors influencing the design and use of clinical research participant eligibility pre-screening tools. BMC Med Inform Decis Mak. 2012;12:47.
  48. Murphy SN, Dubey A, Embi PJ, Harris PA, Richter BG, Turisco F, et al. Current state of information technologies for the clinical research enterprise across academic medical centers. Clin Transl Sci. 2012;5(3):281-4.
  49. Lopetegui M, Yen PY, Lai AM, Embi PJ, Payne PR. Time Capture Tool (TimeCaT): development of a comprehensive application to support data capture for Time Motion Studies. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2012;2012:596-605.
  50. Kitzmiller JP, Embi PJ, Manickam K, Sweet KM, Phelps MA, Jackson RD, et al. Program in pharmacogenomics at the Ohio State University Medical Center. Pharmacogenomics. 2012;13(7):751-6.
  51. Embi PJ, Tsevat J. Commentary: the relative research unit: providing incentives for clinician participation in research activities. Acad Med. 2012;87(1):11-4.
  52. Embi PJ, Leonard AC. Evaluating alert fatigue over time to EHR-based clinical trial alerts: findings from a randomized controlled study. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2012;19(e1):e145-8.
  53. Embi A, Scherlag BJ, Embi PJ, Menes M, Po SS. Targeted cellular ionic calcium chelation by oxalates: Implications for the treatment of tumor cells. Cancer Cell Int. 2012;12(1):51.
  54. Weir CR, Hammond KW, Embi PJ, Efthimiadis EN, Thielke SM, Hedeen AN. An exploration of the impact of computerized patient documentation on clinical collaboration. Int J Med Inform. 2011;80(8):e62-71.
  55. Payne PR, Embi PJ, Kahn MG. Selected papers from the 2011 Summit on Clinical Research Informatics. J Biomed Inform. 2011;44 Suppl 1:S54-5.
  56. Hersh W, Jacko JA, Greenes R, Tan J, Janies D, Embi PJ, et al. Health-care hit or miss? Nature. 2011;470(7334):327-9.
  57. Yackel TR, Embi PJ. Unintended errors with EHR-based result management: a case series. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2010;17(1):104-7.
  58. Payne PR, Embi PJ, Niland J. Foundational biomedical informatics research in the clinical and translational science era: a call to action. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2010;17(6):615-6.
  59. Payne PR, Embi PJ, Johnson SB, Mendonca E, Starren J. Improving Clinical Trial Participant Tracking Tools Using Knowledge-anchored Design Methodologies. Appl Clin Inform. 2010;1(2):177-96.
  60. Payne PR, Borlawsky TB, Rice R, Embi PJ. Evaluating the impact of conceptual knowledge engineering on the design and usability of a clinical and translational science collaboration portal. Summit Transl Bioinform. 2010;2010:41-5.
  61. Hammond KW, Efthimiadis EN, Weir CR, Embi PJ, Thielke SM, Laundry RM, et al. Initial Steps toward Validating and Measuring the Quality of Computerized Provider Documentation. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2010;2010:271-5.
  62. Weiner MG, Embi PJ. Toward reuse of clinical data for research and quality improvement: the end of the beginning? Ann Intern Med. 2009;151(5):359-60.
  63. Payne PR, Embi PJ, Sen CK. Translational informatics: enabling high-throughput research paradigms. Physiol Genomics. 2009;39(3):131-40.
  64. Mack EH, Wheeler DS, Embi PJ. Clinical decision support systems in the pediatric intensive care unit. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2009;10(1):23-8.
  65. Embi PJ, Payne PR. Clinical research informatics: challenges, opportunities and definition for an emerging domain. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2009;16(3):316-27.
  66. Embi PJ, Kaufman SE, Payne PR. Biomedical informatics and outcomes research: enabling knowledge-driven health care. Circulation. 2009;120(23):2393-9.
  67. Embi PJ, Jain A, Harris CM. Physicians' perceptions of an electronic health record-based clinical trial alert approach to subject recruitment: a survey. BMC Med Inform Decis Mak. 2008;8:13.
  68. Wess ML, Hegner C, Anderson PF, Thelen G, Embi PJ, Besier JL, et al. Effect of a Computerized Provider Order Entry (CPOE) system on provider and nurse satisfaction at a community hospital and university hospital. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2007:1152.
  69. Wess ML, Embi PJ, Besier JL, Lowry CH, Anderson PF, Besier CJ, et al. Effect of a Computerized Provider Order Entry (CPOE) System on medication orders at a community hospital and university hospital. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2007:796-800.
  70. Mazloomdoost D, Mehregan S, Mahmoudi H, Soltani A, Embi PJ. Perceived barriers to information access among medical residents in Iran: obstacles to answering clinical queries in settings with limited Internet accessibility. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2007:523-7.
  71. Hurdle JF, Adams S, Brokel J, Chang B, Embi P, Petersen C, et al. A code of professional ethical conduct for the American Medical Informatics Association: an AMIA Board of Directors approved white paper. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2007;14(4):391-3.
  72. Embi PJ, Payne PR, Kaufman SE, Logan JR, Barr CE. Identifying challenges and opportunities in clinical research informatics: analysis of a facilitated discussion at the 2006 AMIA Annual Symposium. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2007:221-5.
  73. Yackel TR, Embi PJ. Copy-and-paste-and-paste. JAMA. 2006;296(19):2315; author reply -6.
  74. Mazloomdoost D, Embi PJ. Impacts of PDA-based access to clinical data in a teaching hospital: perceptions of housestaff physicians. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2006:1025.
  75. Embi PJ, Biddinger PW, Goldenhar LM, Schick LC, Kaya B, Held JD. Preferences regarding the computerized delivery of lecture content:a survey of medical students. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2006:916.
  76. Embi PJ, Acharya P, McCuistion M, Kishman CP, Haag D, Marine S. Responding rapidly to FDA drug withdrawals: design and application of a new approach for a consumer health website. J Med Internet Res. 2006;8(3):e16.
  77. Marine S, Embi PJ, McCuistion M, Haag D, Guard JR. NetWellness 1995 - 2005: ten years of experience and growth as a non-profit consumer health information and Ask-an-Expert service. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2005:1043.
  78. Lieberman MI, Embi P, Ricciardi TN, Tabb K. Accelerating Biopharmaceutical Development in the Decade of Health Information Technology: Applications of EHRs for outcomes research and clinical trials recruitment. Biotechnol Healthc. 2005;2(4):52-7.
  79. Embi PJ, Jain A, Harris CM. Physician perceptions of an Electronic Health Record-based Clinical Trial Alert system: a survey of study participants. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2005:949.
  80. Embi PJ, Jain A, Clark J, Harris CM. Development of an electronic health record-based Clinical Trial Alert system to enhance recruitment at the point of care. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2005:231-5.
  81. Embi PJ, Jain A, Clark J, Bizjack S, Hornung R, Harris CM. Effect of a clinical trial alert system on physician participation in trial recruitment. Arch Intern Med. 2005;165(19):2272-7.
  82. Embi PJ, Yackel TR, Logan JR, Bowen JL, Cooney TG, Gorman PN. Impacts of computerized physician documentation in a teaching hospital: perceptions of faculty and resident physicians. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2004;11(4):300-9.
  83. Russman AN, Lederman RJ, Calabrese LH, Embi PJ, Forghani B, Gilden DH. Multifocal varicella-zoster virus vasculopathy without rash. Arch Neurol. 2003;60(11):1607-9.
  84. Embi PJ, Desai S, Cooney TG. Use and utility of Web-based residency program information: a survey of residency applicants. J Med Internet Res. 2003;5(3):e22.
  85. Price SL, Hersh WR, Olson DD, Embi PJ. SmartQuery: context-sensitive links to medical knowledge sources from the electronic patient record. Proc AMIA Symp. 2002:627-31.
  86. Embi PJ, Bowen JL, Singer E. A Web-based curriculum to improve residents' education in outpatient medicine. Acad Med. 2001;76(5):545.
  87. Embi PJ. Information at hand: using handheld computers in medicine. Cleve Clin J Med. 2001;68(10):840-2, 5-6, 8-9 passim.
  88. Catalano G, Catalano MC, Rosenberg EI, Embi PJ, Embi CS. Catatonia. Another neuropsychiatric presentation of vitamin B12 deficiency? Psychosomatics. 1998;39(5):456-60.

Titles & Appointments

  • Adjunct Professor of Medicine
  • Education
    2002 MS Oregon Health & Science University
    1997 MD University of South Florida
    1993 BS University of Florida
  • Research
    Dr. Embí is an internationally recognized researcher, educator, and leader in the field of biomedical informatics, with numerous peer-reviewed publications and presentations describing his innovations in the field. He is a pioneer in the sub-domain of clinical and translational research informatics, and his research focuses on the use of health IT and health data to improve research and healthcare processes. Dr. Embí has served on numerous national boards and advisory councils, including as Past President and Chair of the Board of Directors for the American Medical Informatics Association. Among his numerous awards and recognitions, Dr. Embí is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, a Fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics, and a Fellow of the International Academy of Health Sciences Informatics.
  • Professional Organizations
    Academy Health
    Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
    American College of Medical Informatics
    American College of Physicians
    American Medical Informatics Association
  • Board Certifications
    American Board of Preventive Medicine - Clinical Informatics
    American Board of Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
    American Board of Internal Medicine - Internal Medicine
    National Board of Medical Examiners
  • Awards
    Org: International Academy of Health Sciences Informatics
    Desc: Fellow
    Scope: International
    Date: 1905-07-14

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