IT professor wins 'young researcher' award

by Carol Elliott

Idris Adjerid

Idris Adjerid

University of Notre Dame Assistant Professor Idris Adjerid recently was recognized with the “Young Researcher” award during the annual Conference on Health IT and Analytics (CHITA held Nov. 3-4 in Washington, D.C. The event, the longest-running conference for research on the economics of healthcare IT and analytics in the information science field, was hosted by the Center for Health Information & Decision Systems.

Adjerid, an assistant professor in the Department of IT, Analytics, and Operations (ITAO) at Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business, studies the economics of privacy and the impact of health information technology on patient outcomes and healthcare costs. 

His recent research includes the study of the use of a Health Information Exchange (HIE) — a system that allows healthcare professionals to access and share a patient’s vital medical information electronically — and Medicare spending. Adjerid and co-authors Corey Angst of Notre Dame and Julia Adler-Milstein of the University of California, San Francisco, found that an HIE potentially could save billions of tax dollars if implemented nationally. 

Adjerid’s work has been published in Management Science, Information Systems Research, MIS Quarterly, American Psychologist and other top research journals. He received a Ph.D. in information systems from the Heinz College of Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University and both an MBA and B.S. in business information technology from the Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Tech. 

Prior to pursuing his doctoral studies, Adjerid worked as a senior analyst at the Government Accountability Office in Washington, D.C., with a focus on privacy, security and data mining. He teaches courses at the Mendoza College of Business on the strategic uses of information technology and network security and privacy.

Originally published by Carol Elliott at mendoza.nd.edu on November 13, 2017.