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CMHPSR Guest Speaker Series Presents Dr. Alex Fiks, MD, MSCE

  • Arch 108-109 3601 Locust Walk Philadelphia, PA, 19104 United States (map)

Alex Fiks, MD, MSCE
Associate Professor, Pediatrics
The University of Pennsylvania and The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Primary Care Practice-Based Research on Children’s Behavioral Health: Methods and Insights for Practice and Policy

Dr. Alex Fiks is a primary care pediatrician and an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Board certified in clinical informatics, Dr. Fiks’ research is aimed at improving outcomes for ambulatory pediatric patients through collaborative practice-based research with a focus on improving health and health care decision-making through health information technology. With the American Academy of Pediatrics Pediatric Research in Office Settings Network, which he directs, Dr. Fiks has been involved in building the Collaborative Electronic Reporting for Comparative Effectiveness Re-search (CER2), an electronic health record database designed to support pharmacoepidemiologic and other comparative effectiveness studies that currently includes >1.2 million US children from across multiple health systems. Dr. Fiks is also the Associate Medical Director for the Pediatric Research Con-sortium (PeRC), CHOP's practice-based research network, Associate Director of CHOP’s Center for Pediatric Clinical Effectiveness (CPCE), a founding member of the hospital’s Department of Biomedi-cal and Health Informatics, and faculty in PolicyLab. He actively mentors multiple faculty and academic