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Annemarie G Hirsch, PhD, MPH

Research Investigator I


Center for Health Research
100 North Academy Avenue
Danville, PA 17822
Phone: 570-214-4880
Fax: 570-214-9451


MPH, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, 2001-2003
PhD, The Ohio State University College of Public Health, 2008-2012


Epidemiology, Health Services, Outcomes, Health Information Technology


Epidemiology, Health Services Research, Health Information Technology, Health Care Quality


My research interests are focused on leveraging health information technology (HIT), specifically electronic health record (EHR) systems, to improve health care quality and outcomes. I am interested in developing and evaluating novel methods of using EHR data in epidemiological and health services research and health care delivery. I have conducted research studies evaluating methods of using EHR data for measuring quality, measuring medication adherence, and estimating prevalence of disease. My research studies have also focused on best practices in HIT implementation and the unintended consequences of using EHR data as a secondary data source. My work has been in such clinical areas as diabetes, hypertension, and obesity.  


Hirsch AG, Xiaowei Y, Sundaresan A, Tan BK, Schleimer RP, Kern RC, Kennedy TL, Greene JS, Schwartz BS. (2015, August). Five-year risk of incident disease following a diagnosis of chronic rhinosinusitis.. Allergy , Epub ahead of print.   

Asch DA, Troxel AB, Stewart WF, Sequist TD, Jones JB, Hirsch AG,Hoffer K, Zhu J, Wang W, Hodlofski A, Frasch AB, Weiner MG, Finnerty DD, Rosenthal MB, Gangemi K, Volpp KG.. (2015, Nov). Effect of Financial Incentives to Physicians, Patients, or Both on Lipid Levels: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA , 314(18):1926-1935.   

Schwartz BS, Pollak J, Bailey-Davis L, Hirsch AG , Cosgrove S, Nau C, Kress A, Glass T, Bandeen-Roche K. (2015, October). Antibiotic use and childhood body mass index trajectory.. Int J Obesity , Epub ahead of print.   

Hirsch AG, McAleaney AS. (2014, July-Aug). Measuring Diabetes Care Performance Using Electronic Health Record Data: The Impact of Diabetes Definitions on Performance Measure Outcomes.. Am J Med Qual , 29(4):292-9.   

Hirsch AG, Wood GC, Bailey-Davis L, Lent MR, Gerhard GS, Still CD.. (2014, Oct.). Collateral weight loss in children living with adult bariatric surgery patients: a case control study.. Obesity (Silver Spring) , 22(10):2224-2229.   

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