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Jonathan P. DeShazo, PhD

Associate Professor

Blick Scholar

Phone: (804) 828-5509

Email: jpdeshazo@vcu.edu


University of Washington
PhD, Biomedical and Health Informatics
MPH, Health Care and Population Health Research


Jonathan DeShazo, PhD, 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)

Heisey-Grove DM, DeShazo JP. Look Who's Talking: Application of a Theory-Based Taxonomy to Patient-Clinician E-mail Messages. Telemed J E Health. 2020 Feb 19. doi: 10.1089/tmj.2019.0192.

Heisey-Grove DM, McClelland LE, Rathert C, Tartaglia AF, Jackson KE, DeShazo JP. Associations Between Patient Health Outcomes and Secure Message Content Exchanged Between Patients and Clinicians: Cohort Study. J Med Internet Res. 2020. doi:10.2196/19477 http://dx.doi.org/10.2196/19477

MJ Brown, SA Cohen, JP DeShazo. Psychopathology and HIV diagnosis among older adults in the United States: disparities by age, sex, and race/ethnicity. Aging & mental health. 2020

CS Kruse, J DeShazo, F Kim, L Fulton. Factors Associated With Adoption of Health Information Technology: A Conceptual Model Based on a Systematic Review. JMIR Med Informatics . 2014; 2 (1): e9

DeShazo JP, Hoffman MA. A comparison of a multistate inpatient EHR database to the HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample.
BMC Health Serv Res. 2015 Sep 15;15:384. doi: 10.1186/s12913-015-1025-7.

Krist AH, Aycock RA, Etz RS, Devoe JE, Sabo RT, Williams R, Stein KL, Iwamoto G, Puro J, Deshazo J, Kashiri PL, Arkind J, Romney C, Kano M, Nelson C, Longo DR, Wolver S, Woolf SH. MyPreventiveCare: implementation and dissemination of an interactive preventive health record in three practice-based research networks serving disadvantaged patients--a randomized cluster trial. Implement Sci. 2014 Dec 11;9:181. doi: 10.1186/s13012-014-0181-1.

Abdelzaher, A. F., Ghosh, P., Al Musawi, A. F., Jackson, D. S., Palesis, J. A., & Deshazo, J. P. (2014). Care coordination metrics of patients sharing among physicians: a social network analytic approach (pp. 635–636). Presented at the Proceedings of the 5th ACM Conference on Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, and Health Informatics, ACM.

DeShazo JP. HITGa.me: A Social Media Based Health IT Video Game Journal of Health Administration Education. 2014. 31(2), 175-186