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Jonathan P. DeShazo, PhD

Associate Professor

Blick Scholar

Phone: (804) 828-5509

Email: jpdeshazo@vcu.edu


University of Washington
Ph.D., Biomedical and Health Informatics
M.P.H., Health Care and Population Health Research


Jonathan DeShazo, Ph.D., has expertise in the area of health informatics. His education and experience include over ten years of information systems in industry, five years of nursing, and graduate training in biomedical informatics and health services.   His Ph.D. training and industry experience equip him with the tools and methodological framework needed to investigate emerging technologies; while his health services training brings a rich contextual domain to his research.  Dr. DeShazo's recent research activities include: effectiveness research for health services interventions, formalizing patient preferences into electronic health records, 'healthy' video games, extracting health concepts from free texts such as discharge summaries, and cross-institutional clinical data mining. 

PUBLICATIONS (10 most recent)

Widmer C, DeShazo JP, Bodurtha J, Quillin J, Creswick H. Genetic Counselors’ Current Use of Personal Health Records-Based Family Histories in Genetic Clinics and Considerations for Their Future Adoption. Journal of Genetic Counseling: December 2012 1-9.

Penberthy LT, Dahman BA, PetKov VI, DeShazo JP. Effort Required in Eligibility Screening for Clinical Trials. Journal of Oncology Practice. November 2012 Vol 8 ( 6 ): 365-370

Goldberg D, DeShazo JP, Kuzel A. EHRs in Primary Care Practices: Benefits, Challenges, and Successful Strategies. American Journal of Managed Care. February 2012 IF=2.79

Fareed, N., Ozcan, Y., DeShazo, JP. Hospital EMR Enterprise Application Strategies: Do They Matter? Health Care Management Review.2012. 37, (1), 4-13. IF=1.72
DeShazo JP, Richardson D, Malotte CK, Rietmeijer CA. Early Awareness and Uptake of an Effective Waiting Room Video Intervention by STD Clinics. Sexually Transmitted Diseases. 2011 Dec;38(12):1101-6. IF=3.27

DeShazo JP, Harris L, Pratt W, Effective Intervention or Childs Play? A Review of Video Games for Diabetes Education. Diabetes Technology and Therapeutics, October 2010, 12(10): 815-822. IF= 2.15

DeShazo JP, Harris L, Turner AM, Pratt W. Grounded in Theory, User-Centered, and Someplace Else: Designing and Remotely Testing Mobile Diabetes Video Games. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare 2010;16:378-382 IF=1.27

DeShazo JP, Turner AM. An Interactive and User-Centered Computer System to Predict Physician's Disease Judgments in Discharge Summaries. Journal of Biomedical Informatics. 2010 Apr;43(2):218-23 IF=1.71

Harris L, DeShazo JP, Pratt W,. “ Diabetes and Obesity: Can Video Games Help?” . The Informatics of Diabetes. Ed. BM Hayes and W Aspray. Cambridge, MA and London, England:  MIT Press, 2010

DeShazo JP, LaVallie D, Wolf FM. Publication Trends in the Medical Informatics Literature. 20 Years of “Medical Informatics” in MeSH. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, 2009, 9:7 IF=2.23