The Health Informatics in Diabetes Research Core aims to expand the use of evidence-based health information technologies, increase the capacity for using telehealth, and advance the means of managing, scaling, and analyzing information from large, heterogeneous data sets in diabetes translation research.

This Regional Core capitalizes on collaborations with the University of Missouri, including their statewide network of health care sites and extension centers, as well as the Missouri Telehealth Network. Through this strategic partnership with healthcare organizations and key stakeholders, the Core enhances reach and helps to facilitate research with socioeconomically disadvantaged rural communities.

Core Services

  • Provide rapid scientific reviews to identify research priorities 
  • Facilitate access to a library of evidence-based diabetes research interventions using eHealth, mHealth, and Telehealth technologies .
  • Provide one-on-one consultation on: 
    • Developing research addressing scientific review priorities 
    • Conducting diabetes translation research through the Missouri Telehealth Network
    • How to manage, collate, and analyze complex data sets for the purpose of developing or evaluating eHealth, mHealth, and telehealth interventions
    • The use of new data analytic tools and algorithms to facilitate scalable, accessible, and sustainable data infrastructure
    • Analyzing EMR data for developing/evaluating eHealth, mHealth, and telehealth interventions 
  • Facilitate the Diabetes, Equity, and Telehealth Research Network meeting to further the use of telehealth and informatics relevant the diabetes translation research 

HIDR Resources

Toolkits
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Other Resources
  • The Health Informatics in Diabetes Research Core is made possible through a partnership with the University of Missouri Department of Health Management and Informatics. Learn more about our partner’s page.

Core Personnel

Eduardo Simoes, MD, MSc, MPH

Core Director: Health Informatics in Diabetes Research Core | Professor of Health Management and Informatics at the University of Missouri

Mirna Becevic, PhD

Core Scientist: Health Informatics in Diabetes Research Core | Assistant Research Professor at the University of Missouri

Richelle Koopman, PhD, MD

Core Scientist: Health Informatics in Diabetes Research Core | Director of Family Medicine Research, Jack M. and Winifred S. Colwill Endowed Professor, and Vice Chair for Research and Faculty Affairs at the University of Missouri

Diana R. Kennedy, PhD, MHA, MS

Core Manager: Health Informatics in Diabetes Research

Mahail Popescu, PhD

Co-Core Director: Health Informatics in Diabetes Research Core | Professor of Health Management and Informatics at the University of Missouri

Suzanne Boren, Ph.D., MHA

Core Scientist: Health Informatics in Diabetes Research Core | Professor of Health Management and Informatics at the University of Missouri

Praveen Rao, Ph.D.

Core Scientist: Health Informatics in Diabetes Research Core | Associate Professor of Health Management & Informatics and of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science at the University of Missouri