Brian Patterson, MD, MPH

Credentials: Associate Professor (Tenure)

Phone: (608) 265-6043

Address:
Administrative Support:
Maria Balbach (mbalbach@medicine.wisc.edu)

LEADERSHIP POSITIONS HELD

Medical Informatics Director for Predictive Analytics and Clinical Decision Support, UW Health

AFFILIATE FACULTY

Biostatistics & Medical Informatics
Industrial & Systems Engineering

Clinical information Publications

EDUCATION

Undergraduate: Pennsylvania State University
Graduate: Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Medical School: Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Residency: Northwestern Memorial Hospital – Chief Resident

Dr. Brian Patterson graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a bachelor of science in bioengineering and went on to complete a master’s degree in public health and a medical degree at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He continued at Northwestern for his residency training in emergency medicine, where he served as chief resident.

Dr. Patterson’s research interests are in clinical informatics and geriatric emergency medicine. His work aims to use routinely collected clinical data to generate actionable insights to improve the quality and safety of emergency care for older adults. To achieve these goals, Dr. Patterson works in collaboration with investigators from the business and engineering schools as well as in the department of biostatistics and medical informatics. His current work focuses on automated risk scoring to identify older adults at high risk for falling after ED visits and automating referral to interventions to prevent future falls.

Dr. Patterson is a tenured Associate Professor, as well as the inaugural Medical Informatics Director for Predictive Analytics and Clinical Decision Support at UW Health. In this role, Dr. Patterson works with hospital leadership to best use information technology to support clinical, educational, and research priorities. He advises on a range of issues, including optimizing the design, implementation, dissemination, evaluation, and routine use of clinical data and information systems to improve healthcare quality, operational efficiency, educational programs, and research.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Antimicrobial Stewardship
Clinical Informatics
Geriatric Emergency Medicine

RECENT ACCOLADES & HONORS

  • Dr. Patterson invited as a guest lecturer as part of the Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatrics and Geronotlogy’s Health Science and Care Research Program seminar series. The title of his seminar, “Development of an Automated Screening and Referral Intervention to Prevent Falls Among Older Adults Presenting to the Emergency Department,” was presented on June 14, 2021.
  • Scholar, Tideswell at UCSF, AGS, and ADGAP Emerging Leaders in Aging Program (2019-2020)
  • Academy of Geriatric Emergency Medicine (AGEM) Author Spotlight, April 2019. Dr. Patterson was highlighted for his research and ongoing efforts to apply informatics-based approaches to generate actionable insights to improve emergency care for older adults.
  • Faculty Award for Excellence in Scholarship, BerbeeWalsh Department of Emergency Medicine (2015 & 2019)

FUNDING

Currently funded:

AHRQ R18 (2021-2026): Principal Investigator — Preventing Future Falls in Older Adult ED Patients: Evaluating the Implementation and Effectiveness of a Novel Automated Screening and Referral Intervention
NIA U19 (2023-2028): Co-Investigator — ED-LEAD: Emergency Departments Leading the Transformation of Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care
NIA/NIH P30 (2019-2024): Co-Investigator — Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center: Care Research Core
UW–Madison American Family Insurance Data Science Institute (2022): Co-Principal Investigator — Quasi-Experimental Designs for Learning Systems

Previously funded:

• AHRQ R18 (2018-2022): Collaborator — Engineering Safe Care Journeys for Vulnerable Populations
• AHRQ K08 (2016-2021): Principal Investigator — Preventing Future Falls Among Older Adults Presenting to the Emergency Department
• AHRQ R01 (2014-2018): Co-Investigator
• Wisconsin Partnership Program: Co-Principal Investigator — WIsconsin Real-time Emergency Department Surveillance and Responsive Training (WIRED-RT)