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Denise Hynes, Ph.D, MPH, RN
Denise Hynes, Ph.D, MPH, RN
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine
Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital, Hines, IL

Research Interests: Access, Chronic Conditions, Implementation Science, Patient-Centered Care

Dr. Denise Hynes is a professor in the Section of Health Promotion Research in the Department of Medicine, UIC College of Medicine, and a research scientist in the Division of Health Policy Administration of the School of Public Health. Dr. Hynes is also the director of the Biomedical Informatics (BI) Core of the Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences (CCTS). She is responsible for working with CCTS leadership and other CCTS core and program directors to coordinate the activities of the Biomedical Informatics Core with the broader CCTS program. In addition to directing operations for the BI Core, she directs the Core’s Clinical Research Data Resources program. She also maintains a joint appointment as a research career scientist in the Department of Veterans Affairs, currently based at the Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital. Dr. Hynes has developed and utilized databases and informatics throughout her health science research career. In her eleven years as director of the VA Information Resource Center (VIReC), she has overseen the development of data knowledge management expertise and resources, development of a research data warehouse that integrates VA and Medicare data, creation of a database and informatics helpdesk and consultation service, and the establishment of educational programs in database methods and clinical informatics.


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