Dr. Joshua Vest is a health services researcher with an interest in the organizational determinants and effectiveness of health information technology and systems. Most of his work is focused on the adoption, utilization, and policy issues of technologies that facilitate the sharing of patient information between different organizations (referred to as health information exchange).

As a former local public health practitioner, Dr. Vest has a particular interest in effective public health information systems. He has peer-reviewed publications that examined the role of information technology governance structures on local public health departments' adoption of information technology and systems, the structure of state and local public health information systems, as well as an evaluation of email intervention to improve disease notification efforts.

Health Services Administration, Health Services Administration
PhD, Texas A&M University, Health Policy & Management, 2010
MPH, Saint Louis University, Epidemiology, 2001
BA, Truman State University, 1999
BS, Truman State University, Biology, 1999
medical informatics health information technology health services delivery public health