RossKopple90x130Professor Ross Koppel, PhD, FACMI
Sociology Dept & School of Medicine
LDI, Wharton, Univ. of Penn

Professor Koppel is a leading scholar of healthcare IT, and of the interactions of people, computers and workplaces. His articles in JAMA, JAMIA, Annals of Internal Medicine, NEJM, Health Affairs, Journal of Patient Safety, the Journal of Clinical Care, Journal of Managed Care, Chest, and AHRQ-M&Ms, et cetera are considered seminal works. Professor Koppel is on the faculty of the Sociology Department and of the Medical School at the University of Pennsylvania. Koppel is also a Senior Fellow of the Leonard Davis Institute at Penn’s Wharton School. In addition, Koppel is a co-investigator of Penn’s National Science Foundation Project on Safe Cyber Communication and Smart Alerts. At Harvard, Dr. Koppel is co-PI on the FDA-funded study of prescribing errors related to patient data displays. Also at Harvard, he is the Internal Evaluator of their project that created the new HIT architecture (SMART). His work combines ethnographic research, extensive statistical analysis, surveys, and usability studies. Koppel was elected as a Fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics and has won every award in applied sociology offered by the discipline. His work in medical informatics reflects his 45-year career as researcher and sociologist of work and organizations, statistics, ethnographic research, survey research, and medical sociology. In the past 3 years he has published over 40 articles and book chapters in addition to two books.