Description of Research Expertise
Craig A. Umscheid, MD, MSCE is an Assistant Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, a practicing hospitalist, and Director of the Penn Medicine Center for Evidence-based Practice, an evidence-based practice center funded by Penn to summarize, disseminate and implement scientific evidence for high impact decision making. He is a Senior Fellow in the Leonard David Institute of Health Economics, and Co-Director of the National Institutes of Health Clinical and Translational Science Award supported Health System Informatics Core, where he uses Penn data to measure the impact of best practices implemented at Penn through computerized clinical decision support (CDS). He also directs the medical student Evidence-based Medicine education, the Critical Appraisal certificate course (Epi 806), co-directs the graduate student Systematic Reviews course (Epi 582), is Medical Director of CDS, and Chair of the Department of Medicine Quality Committee at Penn. Outside of Penn, Dr. Umscheid collaborates with organizations including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to assist with guideline development. He also serves as the Senior Associate Director of the ECRI Institute - Penn Medicine Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Evidence-based Practice Center (EPC), one of 13 such centers funded to perform comparative effectiveness reviews to inform national healthcare policy. In addition, he is an invited member of the Governance Board of the AHRQ Systematic Review Data Repository (SRDR) and the AHRQ EPC Methods Steering Committee, a past-member of the Medicare Evidence Development and Coverage Advisory Committee (MEDCAC), a former Deputy Editor of the Journal of General Internal Medicine, and former Chair of the Society of General Internal Medicine's Evidence-based Medicine Task Force. Dr. Umscheid received his undergraduate degree from Cornell, his medical degree from Georgetown, a Masters of Science in Clinical Epidemiology from Penn's Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, where he is a Senior Scholar, and a Certificate in Biomedical Informatics from the American Medical Informatics Association 10x10 Program at Oregon Health and Sciences University. His post graduate training includes a Residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Chicago, and a Physician-Scientist Fellowship at Penn.