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David Kendrick, MD, MPH

David Kendrick, MD, MPH

Dr. David Kendrick chairs the Department of Medical Informatics and serves as the Assistant Provost for Strategic Planning for the OU Health Sciences Center.  He is the principal investigator and CEO of MyHealth Access Network, Oklahoma’s non-profit health information network, which ensures that every Oklahoman’s complete health record is securely available where and when they need it for care and health decision-making.  Dr. Kendrick is a member of the Board of Directors of the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), a member of the Board of Directors for the Strategic Health Information Exchange Collaborative (SHIEC), and convening faculty for the Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative (CPCi).  Dr. Kendrick served as Senior Counsel for Interoperability to the National Coordinator for Health IT and continues to work closely with ONC.

Dr. Kendrick received his BS in Chemical Engineering and MD from the University of Oklahoma.

david-kendrick@ouhsc.edu  

Blake Lesselroth, MD, MBI

Blake Lesselroth

Dr. Lesselroth is an Associate Professor of Internal Medicine and Vice-Chair of Medical Informatics at the University of Oklahoma-Tulsa School of Community Medicine.  He received his undergraduate degree in Anthropology at University of California at Los Angeles and his medical degree at Tulane School of Medicine.  He completed a residency in internal medicine at Oregon Health Sciences University (OHSU) and continued as a Medical Informatics Fellow, obtaining a Master’s Degree in Biomedical Informatics (MBI).  Dr. Lesselroth is board-certified in internal medicine (ABIM) and clinical informatics (ABPM) and has a certification in human-computer interactions research (UXC).

Dr. Lesselroth was a faculty member and teaching-hospitalist with Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA), the OHSU Department of Internal Medicine, and the OHSU Department of Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology (DMICE) for over 15 years.  During his tenure, he was Director of a VA Patient Safety Center of Inquiry and VA Site Director for one of the first ACGME-accredited Clinical Informatics Post-doctoral training fellowships. 

Dr. Lesselroth joined the Medical Informatics faculty at the University of Oklahoma-Tulsa School of Community Medicine (OU-TU SCM) in 2019.  He is also adjunct faculty at the University of Victoria, British Columbia School of Health Information Science.  In his current role, Dr. Lesselroth manages a portfolio consisting of human-computer interactions research, medical informatics education, health-systems quality improvement, and clinical service delivery. He is a Co-Director of the Medical Informatics elective at OU-TU SCM and Co-Director of the Health Systems Science in Practice course for the College of Medicine and the Physicians Assistants Program.  His areas of expertise include decision support systems, quality improvement, human-computer interactions, user experience, telemedicine, and implementation and dissemination science.  

blake-lesselroth@ouhsc.edu  

Juell Homco, PhD, MPH

Juell Homco, MPH

Dr. Homco is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medical Informatics at the OU-TU School of Community Medicine in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Dr. Homco’s research interests involve using epidemiologic methods to understand the impact of advanced health information technology on healthcare utilization, clinician behavior, and population health. Her current work focuses upon performance measure validity and the use of healthcare data to investigate care gaps in populations and health service delivery. She leads the Department’s community analytics and research teams. These teams are responsible for providing advanced data analytics support to the OU Physicians-Tulsa clinics, the Oklahoma Primary Healthcare Improvement Cooperative (OPHIC), the Sooner Health Access Network (HAN), and numerous multidisciplinary researchers across Oklahoma. Prior to working at the University of Oklahoma, Dr. Homco served as the Health Planner for the Tulsa City-County Health Department. In this role, she authored the Tulsa County Health Profile 2010.  She frequently analyzed data through local, state, and national databases to identify community needs and health trends.  

Dr. Homco completed her PhD in Epidemiology at the University of Oklahoma. She received her MPH from Saint Louis University with a concentration in epidemiology and biostatistics.

juell-homco@ouhsc.edu

Wato Nsa, MD, PhD

Juell Homco, MPH

Dr. Nsa is an epidemiologist, biostatistician, and physician. He is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medical Informatics, specializing in quality of care and patient safety. In this role, he explores how information technology contributes to better quality of care, not only for individual patients but also for the whole community. Prior to joining OU, Dr. Nsa was the Director of Analytics at the Oklahoma Foundation for Medical Quality (OFMQ). He worked primarily in the development and maintenance of clinical quality performance measures, the coordination of clinical quality improvement projects at the national level, interacting with all 50 states and Territories, and the monitoring and evaluation of major national healthcare programs for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

Dr. Nsa earned his undergraduate degree in Biomedical Sciences and his MD at the University of Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), formerly known as Zaire. After completing a clinical residency in Pediatrics at Mama Yemo Hospital in Kinshasa, DRC, Dr. Nsa was recruited by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to work on the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Africa. He was among the pioneers in HIV/AIDS research during the early years of the epidemic, particularly in the area of mother-to-child transmission of HIV. He later moved to the United States to pursue a Master’s Degree in Public Health and a PhD in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City. 

Dr. Nsa has co-authored 28 scientific publications in peer-reviewed medical journals in collaboration with clinical scientists from academic institutions and healthcare organizations. 

wato-nsa@ouhsc.edu

Charles A. Tryon, MSKM

Chuck Tryon, MSKM

Chuck Tryon is a faculty member in the Department of Medical Informatics.  He serves as the project manager for the Oklahoma Primary Healthcare Improvement Cooperative (OPHIC).  In that role, Chuck managed the AHRQ-funded EvidenceNOW: Healthy Hearts for Oklahoma (H2O) and Do No Harm: Pain and Opioid Management, in partnership with the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services.

Prior to joining OU, Chuck spent 30 years as a full-time consultant and seminar leader in the topics of Project Management, Knowledge Management and Process Design.  He is the author of two books, Managing Organizational Knowledge: 3rd Generation Knowledge Management and Beyond and Project Identification: Capturing Great Ideas to Dramatically Improve Your Organization, both published by Taylor and Francis’ CRC Press.  He teaches graduate courses in Knowledge Management and Project Management for the Organizational Dynamics program at OU-Tulsa.

He received his B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Tulsa and M.S. in Knowledge Management from the University of Oklahoma.

charles-tryon@ouhsc.edu  

Jim Craddock, MBA

Chuck Tryon, MSKM

Jim Craddock is an Instructor in the Department of Medical Informatics at the OU-TU School of Community Medicine in Tulsa.  With more than 25 years of experience in the areas of software development and data analytics, Jim Craddock was the 2nd employee hired into Tulsa's Medical Informatics group.  Jim started his career in the Oil industry before returning to school and later moving to Tulsa to start a career in software development.  Since 2002, Jim has enabled OU-Tulsa's staff, faculty, students, and residents in their system development needs. A trailblazer for OU in the Data Warehouse and Business Intelligence space, Mr. Craddock also works directly with students and residents to spread the knowledge of informatics.  In his current role of Manager of Healthcare Data Analytics, Mr. Craddock leads a team of developers developing applications and analytics in support of the OU-Tulsa School of Community Medicine in Tulsa, the Sooner Health Access Network, and the Medical Informatics Department.

Mr. Craddock earned his undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering and MBA from the University of Oklahoma.

jim-craddock@ouhsc.edu  

Adjunct Faculty

R. Matthew Atkins, MD, FACP

Sarah McClanahan, DO

Dr. Atkins is the Chief Medical Information Officer for OU Health as well as being an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Department of Medicine and a practicing general internal medicine physician. In his role as CMIO, Dr. Atkins oversees the physician informatics and business intelligence missions of OU Health. He has specific research interests in using machine learning to predict clinical risk and outcomes.

Dr. Atkins received his medical degree from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. He completed his residency in internal medicine at Duke University Health System. He then served as the Chief Resident for Quality and Safety at Duke Health and the Durham VA Medical Center. He is board certified in Internal Medicine through the ABIM and Clinical Informatics through the ABPM.

richard-atkins@ouhsc.edu

Nancy R. Inhofe, MD


Dr. Nancy Inhofe is a Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics, and Medical Director of the Pediatric Asthma Clinic at the OU-TU School of Community Medicine.  She is board certified in Pediatrics.  Dr. Inhofe has over 20 years of clinical experience in the evaluation and management of children with asthma.  She has been a sub-investigator of the WIND Study since 2012, a multicenter prospective cohort study of the future development of asthma in children with severe bronchiolitis in infancy.  Her quality improvement research involves development of an asthma decision support tool within EMR to support physicians at point of care.  Dr. Inhofe is collaborating with Sooner HAN as Asthma Intervention Specialist to provide standard of care asthma tools and consultation to community physicians caring for difficult to control asthma patients and their families.  

Dr. Inhofe received her BS in Psychology from Duke University and MD from the University of Missouri.

nancy-inhofe@ouhsc.edu  

Sarah E. McClanahan, DO

Sarah McClanahan, DO

Dr. Sarah McClanahan is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Oxley Chair of Integrated Program of Assertive Community Treatment at the OU-TU School of Community Medicine.  She currently serves as Medical Director of the University of Oklahoma Integrated Program of Assertive Community Treatment (IMPACT), providing psychiatric outreach care to patients with chronic and persistent mental illness.  She also provides outpatient psychiatric care in the OU Physicians Psychiatry Clinics at the Schusterman and serves as Behavioral Health Medical Director of the Sooner Health Access Network (HAN), serving Medicaid patients in the state of Oklahoma.   

She completed her B.S. in Biochemistry at Oklahoma Baptist University prior to receiving her Doctor of Osteopathy degree at the Oklahoma State University.

sarah-mcclanahan@ouhsc.edu

Melissa Van Cain, MD, MBI

Melissa Van Cain, MD, MBI

Dr. Melissa Van Cain is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the OU College of Medicine and an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Medical Informatics. She is a graduate of the Clinical Informatics Fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital where she received a Masters in Biomedical Informatics from Harvard Medical School and worked clinically as an attending in the Department of Pediatrics. As an informaticist, she uses data and informatics principles to improve the healthcare delivery system and the lives of our patients. In her role as Associate Chief Medical Informatics Officer for OU Health, she serves as a liaison between clinicians and the information technology team to improve the design and implementation of the electronic health record. Dr. Van Cain also holds leadership positions with the American Medical Informatics Association and the Council on Clinical Information Technology of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Dr. Van Cain received her BS in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and MD from Weill Cornell Medical College. She completed her General Pediatrics residency at the Children’s Hospital of Montefiore in the Bronx, NY.

Melissa-VanCain@ouhsc.edu

Christopher L. Williams, MD

Sarah McClanahan, DO

Dr. Chris Williams is the Director of Informatics for the Department of Pathology in addition to being an Assistant Professor of Pathology and Medical Director of the Family Medical Center and Stephenson Cancer Center laboratories at the OU Health OKC campus. In his role of Director of Informatics, Dr. Williams guides the implementation process for new laboratory projects, champions quality initiatives, and works with the enterprise to improve laboratory information utilization. He is also interested in the human-EMR interface and how workflows influence patient safety and staff satisfaction.

 

Dr. Williams received his BS and MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Oklahoma State University. He completed his medical degree and Pathology residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and went to a Pathology Informatics Fellowship at the University of Michigan. He is boarded in Clinical Pathology and Clinical Informatics through the ABP.

 

Christopher-williams@ouhsc.edu