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 is a Research Assistant Professor at the University of Utah. She earned her Ph.D. in Biomedical Informatics at the University of Utah and her M.P.H in Biostatistics at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Her research interests include health equity, quantitative evaluation methods for information technology (IT) and artificial intelligence (AI), implementation of health IT, AI safety and ethics, electronic health record (EHR) data quality, and cancer screening. She successfully led the evaluation of multiple clinical decision support interventions, including solutions addressing a broad range of healthcare topics: cancer screening, neonatal bilirubin management, sepsis, diabetes pharmacotherapy, diabetic ketoacidosis, weight management, opioid overuse, telemetry overutilization, laboratory test ordering, and others. Dr. Kukhareva has co-authored multiple articles, a book chapter, and is a JAMIA Editorial Board member.