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.


Assistant Professor of Biomedical Informatics at the University of Utah School of Medicine. Dr. Kukhareva holds a PhD in informatics and is an expert in evaluation methods for clinical decision support innovations. She directs the evaluation program for the ReImagine EHR initiative at the University of Utah.