Polina V Kukhareva portrait
  • Research Assistant Professor, Biomedical Informatics

Research Summary

Assistant professor working on improving healthcare through digital health interventions. My mission is to increase effectiveness of health technologies through research and evaluation. Currently, I work on value assessment of digital innovations such as interoperable electronic health record (EHR)-based apps.


  • PhD, Biomedical Informatics, University of Utah. Project: Advancing Clinical Decision Support and Electronic Clinical Quality Measurement
  • MPH, Department of Biostatistics, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina. Project: Evaluation of a Russian Injection Drug Users Peer Network HIV Prevention Intervention in a Randomized Controlled Trial
  • MS, Cytology and Histology/ Immunology, Saint Petersburg State University. Project: Characterization of Injection Drug Users Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells
  • BS, Biology, Saint Petersburg State University. Project: High resolution HLA class I typing of HIV positive individuals for cytotoxicity T lymphocytes epitopes prediction.


Dr. Kukhareva, a Research Assistant Professor of Biomedical Informatics at the University of Utah, holds a Ph.D. in Biomedical Informatics from the same institution and an M.P.H in Biostatistics from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Her area of focus lies in the assessment techniques for patient-centered clinical decision support, encompassing the analysis of fairness. Dr. Kukhareva's contributions to academia include over 30 co-authored articles, a book chapter, and serving as a member of the JAMIA Editorial Board.