Casey Overby Taylor, assistant professor in the Division of General Internal Medicine, was named a Microsoft Investigator Fellow. This new, two-year fellowship recognizes higher education faculty in North America whose exceptional talent identifies them as distinguished scientists and teachers, and is designed to empower researchers of all disciplines who plan to make an impact with research and teaching using the Microsoft Azure cloud computing platform. Of the 250 proposals submitted, 15 fellowships were awarded.
Casey's research draws from biomedical informatics and the related field of biomedical data science to address the challenge of how to incorporate technology and digital approaches into clinical research and healthcare practices. She also draws from comparative effectiveness research approaches, including experience with conceptualizing and measuring implementation outcomes, to study the use of clinical decision support as a strategy to improve the adoption of clinically actionable guidance.