Michael G. Kahn

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Michael Kahn

Michael G. Kahn, MD, PhD
Professor, Section of Pediatric Epidemiology
University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus

Dr. Kahn is Professor of Epidemiology in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Colorado Denver; Co-Director of the Colorado Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CCTSI); Biomedical Informatics core director for the CCTSI; and Director of Clinical Informatics in the Department of Quality & Patient Safety at The Children’s Hospital. Dr. Kahn holds joint appointments in the School of Medicine, School of Public Health, College of Nursing and Graduate School at the University of Colorado. He has been co-chair of the national NIH funded Clinical and Translational Sciences Award (CTSA) Informatics Key Function Committee, which represents the informatics core directors for all 62 CTSA grantees.

Dr. Kahn’s research interests include clinical data warehouses for both operational and retrospective research support, and translational research informatics for both T1 (bench to bedside) and T2 (bedside to community) translational settings. Most recently, his research interests have focused on data quality assessment in large-scale distributed national comparative effectiveness research networks. He participates in multiple national EHR-based research data sharing networks that employ a wide variety of data sharing technologies and approaches.

Dr. Kahn received undergraduate degrees in Biological Sciences and Chemistry from the University of California, Irvine; medical degree from the University of California, San Diego; and doctorate in Medical Information Sciences from the University of California, San Francisco. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and a member of the inaugural class of diplomats with subspecialty certification in Clinical Informatics. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and an elected Fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics.

Kahn MG, Raebel MA, Glanz JM, Riedlinger K, Steiner JF. A pragmatic framework for single-site and multi-site data quality assessment in electronic health record-based clinical research. Medical Care. 2012 Jul;50 Suppl: S21-9. [PMID: 22692254; PMCID: PMC3833692]

Kahn MG, Batson D, Schilling LM. Data model considerations for clinical effectiveness researchers. Medical Care. 2012 Jul;50 Suppl:S60-7. [PMID: 22692260]

Brown M, Kahn M, Toh D. Data quality assessment for comparative effectiveness research in distributed data networks. Medical Care 2013 51:S22-S29.
doi: 10.1097/MLR.0b013e31829b1e2c

Bailey LC, Milov DE, Kelleher K, Kahn MG, Del Beccaro M, Yu F, Richards T, Forrest CB. Multi-institutional sharing of electronic health record data to assess childhood obesity. 2013 PLoS ONE. 2013 Jun 18;8(6):e66192. [PMCID: PMC3688837]

Schilling LM, Kwan BM, Drolshagen CT, Hosokawa PW, Brandt E, Pace WD, Uhrich C, Kamerick M, Bunting A, Payne PRO, Stephens WE, George JM, Vance M, Giacomini K, Braddy J, Green MK, Kahn MG. Scalable architecture for federated translational inquiries network (SAFTINet) Technology infrastructure for a distributed data network. eGems (Generating Evidence & Methods to improve patient outcomes); 2013 1(1), Article 11. Available at http://repository.academyhealth.org/egems/vol1/iss1/11

Kahn MG, Bailey LC, Forrest CB, Padula MA, Hirschfeld S. Building a Common Pediatric Research Terminology for Accelerating Child Health Research. PEDIATRICS. 2014 Feb 17;133(3):516–25. [PMID: 24534404]

Ong TC, Mannino MV, Schilling LM, Kahn MG. Improving record linkage performance in the presence of missing linkage data. Journal of Biomedical Informatics. 2014 Feb [PMID: 24524889].

Chalmers DJ, Deakyne SJ, Payan ML, Torok MR, Kahn MG, Vemulakonda VM. Feasibility of integrating research data collection into routine clinical practice using the electronic health record. J Urol. 2014 Apr 29. pii: S0022-5347(14)03501-0. doi: 10.1016/j.juro.2014.04.091. [Epub ahead of print] [PMID: 24793730].

McGlynn EA, Lieu TA, Durham ML, Bauck A, Laws R, Go AS, Chen J, Feigelson HS, Corley DA, Young DR, Nelson AF, Davidson AJ, Morales LS, Kahn MG. Developing a data infrastructure for a learning health system: the PORTAL network. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2014 May 12. [PMID: 24821738].

Forrest CB, Margolis PA, Bailey LC, Marsolo K, Del Beccaro MA, Finkelstein JA, Milov DE, Vieland VJ, Wolf BA, Yu FB, Kahn MG. PEDSnet: a National Pediatric Learning Health System. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2014 May 12. [PMID: 24821737].