Steven Handler, MD, PhD, CMD

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Dr. Steven Handler, MD, PhD, CMD is an Assistant Professor at the University of Pittsburgh with a primary appointment in the Department of Biomedical Informatics, where he serves as the Director of Clinical and Translational Informatics.  He has secondary appointments in Geriatric Medicine, Clinical and Translational Research, and the RAND-University of Pittsburgh Health Institute (RUPHI). In addition, Dr. Handler serves as the Medical Director for Long-term Care Health Information Technology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and as the Medical Director for Telemedicine and Health Information for the RAVEN CMS Innovation Award to reduce avoidable hospitalizations from the nursing home. Dr. Handler is a practicing geriatrician with direct patient care and medical director responsibilities in the nursing home settings.  His primary research focuses on the use of biomedical informatics tools and techniques to improve medication safety for older adults.