Dr. Haggstrom focuses on cancer health services research. He is interested in the measurement and improvement of the quality of health care delivery across the cancer continuum. In addition to implementation science, his research interests specifically include personal health records and portals, clinical decision making, and cancer survivorship.

Dr. Haggstrom has strong interest in applied medical informatics, including health information exchange.

I am interested in the quality of cancer care, defined in terms of both underutilization and overutilization, and underserved populations. I also have research interests in patient-provider communication, risk perception, patient-centered care, and applied medical informatics. I have studied questions across the continuum of cancer care, from cancer screening to treatment to survivorship. I have focused on highly prevalent cancers, including breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer. A specific and active area of interest is surveillance testing among colorectal cancer survivors and the application of personal health records.

Areas of Focus:

  • Implementation Science
  • Clinical Decision Support
  • Applied HIT.


  • cancer health services research 
  • cancer care coordination
  • medical informatics
  • health information exchange & data analytics.

Active Projects:

  • Cancer Care Coordination
  • Population Health in the Indiana University Simon Cancer Center Catchment Area
  • Patient-Centered Informatics for Cancer Survivors (Walther Cancer Foundation
  • Center for Cancer Population Analytics and Patient- Centered Informatics.


Subject Area:

  • Medicine.
Internal Medicine, Oncology
MAS, University of California, San Francisco, Clinical & Medical Social Work, 2004
MD, University of Nebraska, Medicine, 1998
BA, Washington University in St. Louis, Political Science and English Literature, 1992