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Arthur Davidson, MD, MSPH 

Associate Professor 

Dr. Arthur Davidson

Dr. Arthur Davidson, a family physician, is Director of Public Health Informatics, Epidemiology, and Preparedness at Denver Public Health | Denver Health. He researches, advocates for and seeks to build integrated informatics applications that support both clinical care and public health initiatives.​

Previously, Dr. Davidson was principal investigator of Colorado’s 5-year AHRQ-funded State and Regional Demonstration Project which resulted in the development of the Colorado Regional Health Information Organization (CORHIO). He also served as a founding member of a Federal Advisory Committee: the Health Information Technology (HIT) Policy Committee to the Office of the National Coordinator for HIT, and continues working on the Meaningful Use Workgroup. He is a founding board member of the National eHealth Collaborative. 

Currently, Dr. Davidson serves as board chair of the Colorado Health Institute. He is also an associate professor for the Colorado School of Public Health and the University of Colorado School of Medicine at the Anschutz Medical Campus.

In May 2014, ​Beckers Hospital Review named Dr. Davidson one of the 26 smartest people in health IT​

Research Interests:
  • Informatics
  • Preparedness
  • Colorado Connecting Communities - Health Information Collaborative
  • Current Research:
  • Denver Center for Advanced Public Health Preparedness (9/30/99-6/30/14)
  • Cities Readiness Initiative (8/1/04-6/30/14)
  • Colorado Clinical Translational Sciences Institute (6/08-4/30/15)
  • Medical Countermeasure and Response Administration (4/1/09-12/31/14)
  • Community Transformation - Cardiovascular Disease Reduction: A Focused Transformation (9/30/11-9/29/14)​
  • Center for Research in Implementation Science and Prevention: Community Outreach - Obesity Prevention Trial (10/1/11-9/30/14)
  • BioSense 2.0 (9/1/12-9/30/15)
  • Developing Infrastructure for Patient-Centered Outcomes Research at Denver Health (4/1/13-9/30/18)​
  • Kaiser Permanente & Strategic Partners Patient Outcomes Research to Advance Learning (4/8/14-

  • Education:
  • SUNY in Brockport, New York, BS, 1970
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine, MD, 1979
  • University of Colorado Denver, MSPH, 1988
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