Betsy Shenkman, Ph.D.

Betsy Shenkman

Professor and Department Chair, Department of Health Outcomes & Biomedical Informatics, University of Florida College of Medicine
Director, Institute for Child Health Policy, University of Florida
Co-Director, University of Florida Clinical and Translational Science Institute
Director, OneFlorida+ Clinical Research Consortium
Co-Chair, OneFlorida+ Steering Committee
Member, OneFlorida+ Executive Committee

Elizabeth A. Shenkman, Ph.D., is the chairperson for the Department of Health Outcomes & Biomedical Informatics, the director of the Institute for Child Health Policy at the University of Florida and the co-director of the NIH-funded University of Florida Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI). Dr. Shenkman’s research focuses on: 1) determining which combinations of health care delivery, community, and patient factors influence quality and outcomes of care; and 2) developing corresponding evidence-based strategies to improve health outcomes. She is the lead co-principal investigator (PI) for the PCORI-funded OneFlorida+ Clinical Data Research Network, an alliance of  academic centers and  health system partners in Florida, Georgia and Alabama. In her role as the co-director of the UF CTSI, Dr. Shenkman leads the Implementation Science Program, which develops strategies to promote the uptake of evidence-based best practices in health care settings. Additionally, Dr. Shenkman is the PI of a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services-funded randomized clinical trial designed to examine effects of the combined use of health navigators and a flexible wellness account on cardiovascular disease risk reduction among individuals with co-occurring physical and mental health conditions. This project leverages large linked electronic health record, health claims and laboratory data to examine patient outcomes.