Expertise

Dr. Thankam Thyvalikakath is a biomedical informatics researcher and dentist.

Dr. Thyvalikakath’s research focuses on leveraging electronic health record data for clinical research and quality improvement purposes; applying user-centered design and cognitive engineering methods to design clinical systems that better support clinicians’ decision-making processes; implementation and evaluation of clinical decision support systems; and facilitating health information exchange to promote coordinated care between medical and dental care providers.

Areas of Focus

  • Clinical Decision Support
  • Healthcare Data Analytics

Keywords

  • health information technology
  • public health
  • dental health
  • medical decision making
  • information management
  • informatics & big data
Past Affiliations

Assistant Professor, Center for Dental Informatics, School of Dental Medicine, University of Pittsburgh (past)

Assistant Professor, Dental Public Health, School of Dental Medicine, University of Pittsburgh (past)

Assistant Professor, Biomedical Informatics, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh (past)

Postdoctoral Associate, School of Dental Medicine, University of Pittsburgh (past)

Postdoctoral Fellow, Biomedical Informatics, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh (past)

Associate Professor & Director, Dental Informatics, Department of Cariology, Operative Dentistry, and Dental Public Health, School of Dentistry, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

Communities
Public Health, Dentistry
Degrees
PhD, University of Pittsburgh, Biomedical Informatics, 2012
DMD, University of Pittsburgh, 2010
MS, University of Pittsburgh, Biomedical Informatics, 2006
MDS, University of Calicut, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, 1994
BDS, University of Kerala, Dental Surgery, 1991
Keywords
health information technology public health dental health medical decision making information management informatics & big data
Languages
English, Hindi, Malayalam
Associations
American Association for Dental Research
American Medical Informatics Association
International Association of Dental Research
American Dental Association
American Dental Education Association
Association of Oral & Maxillofacial surgeons of India
Indian Dental Association