Nicholas A. Rattray, PhD

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
Adjunct Faculty, Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
Research Scientist, Indiana University Center for Health Services and Outcomes Research
Core Investigator, VA HSR&D Center for Health Information and Communication

Dr. Rattray is a medical anthropologist with expertise in social determinants of health, disability, health communication, and implementation science. He holds a doctorate in anthropology from the University of Arizona and has conducted fieldwork in the United States and in South America.


Dr. Rattray’s current research aims to improve community reintegration and rehabilitation outcomes for post-9/11 veterans. He is also a scientist on the Implementation Core of the Precision Monitoring to Transform Care (PRIS-M) program, funded by VA HSR&D Quality Enhancement Research Initiative. The PRIS-M QUERI implements and evaluates electronic clinical quality measures (eCQMs) and decision support tools at point of care and conducts scalable clinical quality improvement projects that link electronic data to provider actions and reporting. Dr. Rattray also studies how context and culture affects communication in clinical handoffs and transitions of care.

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