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Associate Professor

Dr. Saif Khairat is the Beerstecher-Blackwell Distinguished Term Scholar and associate professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Khairat holds joint appointments at the Carolina Health Informatics Program, Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research, and the School of Nursing. He is also the Associate Director of the Carolina Health Informatics Program (CHIP) and Director of the Carolina Applied Informatics Research (CAIR) group.

Dr. Khairat is the Principal Investigator of the new NIH/NCATS-funded Center for Virtual Care Value and Equity (ViVE), a Center dedicated to advancing translational research in virtual care by building knowledge and tools to accelerate virtual care equity and sustainability.

As a health informatics expert, Dr. Khairat investigates developing, implementing, and evaluating Health IT solutions to improve health equity and access, particularly in virtual care. He has authored over 90 influential scientific articles in more than 35 peer-reviewed high-impact journals and conferences. Over the past five years, he has been an investigator for more than $7.5 million in research grants.

Dr. Khairat is a leader within the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) and the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS). He was inducted among the inaugural class of Fellows of AMIA in 2019. Dr. Khairat earned his Ph.D. in Health Informatics and MPH in Health Policy and Management from Gilling’s School of Global Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


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