Clinical Research Informatics

Contact information:

Kari A Stephens, PhD

Research Team:

Tracy Anastas, Laura-Mae Baldwin, Ian M Bennett, Allison Cole, Gina Keppel, Maria Prado, Kari Stephens, Matthew Thompson, Imara West, Monica Zigman-Suchsland


Clinical Research Informatics is a subdiscipline within biomedical informatics (an interdisciplinary field that studies use of biomedical data, information and knowledge to improve human health) focused on development of informatic theories, tools and solutions to accelerate translational science. Our research aims to target improvements in primary care to improve patient health through the use of informatics tools and solutions. We work closely with Institute of Translational Health Sciences, eScience Institute, Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education Department, Epidemiology Department and UW Medicine Research IT


  • Data QUEST
  • Development and implementation of a provider prescribed, behavioral digital therapeutic designed to support, educate, screen and remotely monitor patients with chronic pain
  • Development and pilot testing of a measurement tool for the diagnosis of lung cancer and ovarian cancer
  • Home based testing for influenza and COVID-19 – Seattle Flu Study
  • Innovative Support for Patients with SARS-CoV-2 Infections (INSPIRE)
  • Maternal-Infant Dyad-Implementation (MInD-I)
  • National Alzheimer’s Coordinating Center
  • Understanding opioid prescription and use following traumatic brain injury
  • User centered designed approaches to HIT which improve the reach of psychotherapy in primary care