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Sorina V. Madison, PhD, MD, MPH

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Dr. Madison is an Assistant Professor in Health Informatics and the Coordinator of the Health Informatics Capstone Program at George Mason University. Capitalizing on her experience in health policy and health informatics, as well as her clinical background, Dr. Madison is able to build bridges across disciplines and support collaborations among diverse groups of researchers. She has worked on various related topics, from privacy and security to system implementation, and the use of health IT to improve health outcomes. Dr. Madison has conducted both academic and applied work in the field, and supported HIT projects at the Department of Veterans Affairs and the MAPs clinics. More recently, she has specialized in data extraction from various electronic health records (EHRs) using SQL and reporting tools, as part of two large research grants from AHRQ and SAMHSA.

Dr. Madison has taught classes in Health Informatics, Health System Delivery, Health Policy, and Continuous Quality Improvement, all of which relate directly to the goals of the proposed research. Also, as the Coordinator for the Health Informatics Capstone Program at GMU, she has directly supervised health informatics, policy, and management graduate students conducting research in various health facilities throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. This position has allowed her to work closely with health providers and gain an excellent understanding of the most pressing issues providers are facing, such as value-based initiatives, quality improvement, and data collection and reporting to address current regulatory requirements.

Degrees

PhD, Public Policy, George Mason University (2003)

MPH, Admin. Medicine/Health Policy, George Washington University

MD, Medicine, Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Bucharest, Romania

Research

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McNeely, C.L., & Vlaicu, S. (2010). Exploring Institutional hiring trends of women in the U.S. STEM professoriate. Review of Policy Research, 27(6).

Walters, J., McNeely, C.L., & Vlaicu, S. (2009). Positioning women in the STEM workforce: The triumvirate of U.S. anti-discrimination law in context and effect. In-Spire Journal of Law, Politics, and Societies, 4(2), 71-95.

Yang, R.C., Thiessen-Philbrook, H., Klarenbach, S., Vlaicu, S., & Garg, A.X. (2008). Insurability of living organ donors: A systematic review. American Journal of Transplantation.

Vlaicu, S.O., Klarenbach, S., Dempster, T., Yang, R., & Garg, A. (2007). Current Canadian initiatives to reimburse live organ donors for their non-medical expenses. Canadian Journal of Public Health, 98(6), 481-83.

Klarenbach, S., Vlaicu, S., & Garg, A.X. (2007). Reimbursing living organ donors for incurred costs. American Journal of Transplantation, 7(3).

Clarke, K., Klarenbach, S., Garg, A.X., & Vlaicu, S.O. (2006). The direct and indirect economic costs incurred by living kidney donors: A systematic review. Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation, 21(7), 1952-1960.

Klarenbach, S., Garg, A.X., & Vlaicu, S.O. (2006). Living organ donors face financial barriers: A national reimbursement policy is needed. Canadian Medical Association Journal, 174(6).

Agrawal, J.R., Vlaicu, S.O., & Carrasquillo, O. (2005). Progress and pitfalls in underrepresented minority recruitment: Perspectives from the medical schools. Journal of the National Medical Association, 97, 1226-1231.

Carrasquillo, O., Agrawal, J.R., Vlaicu, S.O. (2005). Inclusion of Qualified Underrepresented Minority Students – Authors Respond, Journal of the National Medical Association, 97(12), 1734.

Book Chapter

Klarenbach, S., Garg, A.X., & Vlaicu, S. (2007). Organ Donors Should Be Reimbursed for Their Expenses. In S. Hunnicutt (Ed.), Organ Transplants. Cengage.

Grants

"Restoring primary care in Virginia: Using PCOR implementation to demonstrate value," VCU (Primary sponsor: AHRQ). Nichols, L. (Principal Investigator), May 2015-April 2018. Role: Health Informatics Specialist; lead of EHR Data Extraction Team. $2,005,848.

"Virginia Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT)," Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (Prime Sponsor: SAMHSA). Peppard, L. (Principal Investigator), September 2016-September 2021. Role: HIT Committee Member, member of Data Team. $8,291,895.

"Data analysis for artificial intelligence," Department of Veterans Affairs. October 2013–September 2014. Role: Co-Principal Investigator.

"Policy Diffusion and Organizational Impacts on STEM Women in Higher Education," NSF Grant #0633950. McNeely, C.L. (Principal Investigator), September 2006-June 2010. Role: Research Assistant Professor and Project Manager. $910,619.

"Exploring policy options for reimbursing living organ donors," The Canadian Council of Organ Donation and Transplantation. Garg, A. (Principal Investigator), September 2005-August 2006. Role: Co-Principal Investigator.

"Maternal and infant health, health services needs and utilization following term and preterm birth: Outcomes in a cohort assembled antenatally," Canadian Health Research Institute. Campbell, M.K. (Principal Investigator), July 2005-July 2009. Role: Co-Principal Investigator.

"Health information privacy: The role of political culture in policy development in Canada and the United States," The University of Western Ontario, SSHRC Internal Grants Program. April 2004-April 2005. Role: Principal Investigator.

"Maternal and infant health, health services needs and utilization following term and preterm birth," London Health Research Institute. Campbell, M.K. (Principal Investigator), July 2004-August 2004. Role: Co-Principal Investigator.

"Maternal and infant health, health services needs and utilization following term and preterm birth," Child Health Research Institute. Campbell, M.K. (Principal Investigator), July 2004-August 2004. Role: Co-Principal Investigator.

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