DrPH, MS, MBA
Robert Wood Johnson Fellow
Health Systems and Sciences Research
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Paulina Sockolow, DrPH, MBA, MS is a public health informatician and an Associate Professor, College of Nursing and Health Professions, Drexel University.
She has been trained in the fields of health informatics and health policy and management as a National Library of Medicine/Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Public Health Informatics Fellow at The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg
School of Public Health. Her research involves evaluating health information technology (HIT) in community settings.
Her research focuses on informatics evaluation in home care, a setting that provides health care to medically
underserved populations, to identify HIT implementation barriers and success factors. She has been awarded recent
R21 and current R01 grants from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). Her survey instrument,
the Electronic Health Record Nurse Satisfaction (EHRNS) has been added to the AHRQ HIT Library Survey
Compendium. Dr. Sockolow has also conducted research in cross-national comparisons of electronic health record
systems and in consumers’ use of mobile health information technology to reduce health disparities. She also has a
Masters degree in Business Administration, specifically health care systems, from the Wharton School of the
University of Pennsylvania. In addition to her health care training, Dr. Sockolow has an applied background in
informatics with over 15 years of experience. She successfully managed large projects implementing clinical
information systems in academic hospitals.
Her research in Health information technology (HIT) evaluation in community settings and HIT implementation barriers and success factors has been funded by the following Department of Health and Human Services, Agency for Health Research and Quality (AHRQ) grants:
• Information Needs of Homecare Nurses During Admission and Care Planning, R01 HS024537-01. 4/2016-3/2019. Role: Principal Investigator.
• Barriers and Facilitators to Implementation and Adoption of EHR in Home Care, R21 HS021008. 9/2011-3/2014. Role: Principal Investigator.
Her research in cross-national comparisons of electronic health record systems has been funded by Peking Union Medical Center Hospitals.
Her research in consumers’ use of mobile HIT and use of HIT to reduce health disparities has been funded by Drexel University.
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Academic Distinctions:She received the Charles D. Flagle Award for her dissertation. Her Electronic Health Record Nurse Satisfaction (EHRN) survey has been added to the AHRQ HIT Knowledge Library Survey Compendium.