Hardeep Singh, M.D., M.P.H. is Chief of the Health Policy, Quality & Informatics program at the Houston VA Center for Innovations in Quality, Effectiveness and Safety, and Associate Professor of Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. He conducts multidisciplinary research on diagnostic errors, as well as on using health information technology to deliver safe and effective patient care. Dr. Singh’s current research is supported by grants from the VA and AHRQ and has informed several national patient safety initiatives and policy reports, including those by the AMA, AHRQ and IOM. Additionally, he co-developed the "ONC SAFER Guides" for safe and effective electronic health record use and helped write national policy in the VA for test results communication.
In 2012, Dr. Singh received the AcademyHealth Alice S. Hersh New Investigator Award for high-impact research. As a result of his scientific contributions, in 2013 he was appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services to the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Advisory Committee, which advises the CDC, FDA and CMS. In April 2014, he received the prestigious Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers from President Obama for his pioneering work in the field of diagnostic errors and patient safety improvement.
Dr. Singh was recently elected as a Fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics for significant and sustained contributions and advancements in the field of biomedical informatics. He also serves as the Associate Editor of the journal Diagnosis and co-chairs the National Quality Forum Health IT Patient Safety Committee.