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Timothy Huerta, PhD, MS

Timothy Huerta, PhD, MSProfessor

office: IBMR, Suite 532
phone: (614) 293-8973​​
fax: (614) 293-7215



​​mailing address:
Institute for Behavioral Medicine Research
460 Medical Center Drive
Suite 532
Columbus, Ohio 43210


Timothy R. Huerta, PhD, MS is a Professor in both Family Medicine and Biomedical Informatics in the College of Medicine at The Ohio State University. His principal research agenda focuses upon improving the design of the US healthcare system by developing and validating outcome measures to assist stakeholders in maximizing value for each healthcare dollar spent. This agenda involves process and outcome evaluations, data management, and systems redesign. His most recent publications focus on the analysis of the relationships between efficiency and quality measures. 

Prior to joining the faculty at Ohio State, Dr. Huerta was the Director of the Center for Healthcare Innovation, Education and Research at Texas Tech University where he developed the infrastructure currently in use throughout the Province of British Columbia for the online delivery of CME in the area of Community Oncology. He managed the training of the staff of a 1,000 bed hospital (Covenant Health System) in Lubbock, Texas as they adopted a new Electronic Health Record (EHR) system. He has been published extensively in the area of EHR adoption as hospital productivity. 

Dr. Huerta received his PhD in Organization Behavior, Organization Theory and Public Management from the University of Southern California and completed his NCI-funded postdoc in Healthcare and Epidemiology at the University of British Columbia, focused on Knowledge Management, Networks and Systems. He has served as the Director of Network Research for the BC Provincial Health Services Authority, the agency tasked with providing complex care, for 4 years where he worked with physicians, healthcare professionals, academics and administrators. He was one of the first NSF-funded fellows at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) where he developed the ​cyber infrastructure standards for Public Health. He has worked in both the academic and the health services sector for over 20 years.

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