Priya A. Prasad, PhD, is a clinical epidemiologist and researcher in the Division of Hospital Medicine and the School of Nursing Center for Physiologic Research whose work focuses on improving the quality of patient care. Her interest lies in leveraging the electronic health record (EHR) to provide efficient feedback and evaluation of quality improvement interventions and to design robust EHR-based research cohorts. Priya's current research focuses on utilizing EHR data to explore the timing of identification, changing epidemiology, and outcomes of sepsis, with a particular interest in how to leverage continuous monitor data for improved sepsis surveillance. She is also working with colleagues to optimize the use of continuous monitor data and address alarm and alert fatigue in critical care settings.
Prior to joining DHM and during her PhD studies, Priya was the primary analyst and statistician on a Center for Health Quality and Innovation grant (PI: Nathaniel Gleason), coordinating and analyzing comprehensive clinical and administrative data for all ambulatory care patients at the five UC Health campuses over a 5 year study period. She has been an invited lecturer at the Population Health Division of the San Francisco Department of Public Health and the San Francisco Orthopaedic Residency Program and has served as a UCSF Medical School small group leader in the Evidence Based Medicine curriculum. Before beginning her studies at UCSF, Priya served as a Clinical Epidemiology Research Associate at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia where her interests were in antibiotic stewardship, infection control, and hospital-acquired infections in pediatrics.