Allison B. McCoy, PhD is the Director of Technology for CIRCLE and is an Assistant Professor of Biomedical Informatics at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN. She completed research as the principal investigator of an NLM K22 Career Development Award in Biomedical Informatics to develop, implement, and evaluate novel, semi-automated methods for assessing and improving the appropriateness of CDS alerts and provider responses in ambulatory and community hospital settings with commercial EHRs. She was also PI on an NLM R21, which aimed to define a pilot set of measures, based on a National Quality Forum endorsed health information technology safety framework, for assessing EHR safety and identify barriers and facilitators to implementing the measures and reporting best practices.
Dr. McCoy has a PhD and MS in Biomedical Informatics from Vanderbilt University and BSCS in Computer Science from Baylor University, and she completed a postdoctoral fellowship at The University of Texas School of Biomedical Informatics at Houston. She also holds adjunct appointments at The University of Texas School of Biomedical Informatics at Houston and in the Department of Global Biostatistics and Data Science at the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine.