• Amit Acharya B.D.S., M.S., Ph.D.

  • Executive Director - MCRI


    • Research Admin
    • 1000 North Oak Ave. 1R3 Marshfield, WI 54449

Education


2014 to 2014:
Certificate, Leading Change - Disruptive Innovation in Health Care Education, ADEA Leadership Institute, San Antonio, Texas
2012 to 2012:
Certificate, Leadership Strategies for Information Technology in Health , Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts
2011 to 2011:
Certificate, Training in Protégé-OWL, Stanford University, Stanford, California
2011 to 2011:
Certificate, Identifying and Developing the Future Leaders in Dental Education, ADEA Leadership Institute, San Diego, California
2005 to 2010:
Ph.D, Doctoralof Philosophy, Biomedical Informatics, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark, New Jersey
2007 to 2008:
Postgraduate Training in Dental Informatics, Center for Dental Informatics, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
2001 to 2004:
Master of Science, Computer Science, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green
1998 to 1999:
Dental Residency, House Surgeon-General Dentistry, Government Dental College, Bangalore University, Bangalore, India
1994 to 1999:
Bachelor of Dental Surgery, Government Dental College, Bangalore University, Bangalore, India

Work Experience


2016 to Present:
Research Scientist, Institute for Oral and Systemic Health, Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation, Marshfield, WI
2016 to Present:
Adjunct Research Scientist, Biomedical Informatics Research Center, Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation, Marshfiedl, WI
2014 to Present:
Director, Institute for Oral and Systemic Health, Biomedical Informatics Research Center, Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation, Marshfield, WI
2009 to 2016:
Dental Informatics Scientist/Associate Research Scientist, Biomedical Informatics Research Center, Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation, Marshfield, WI
2006 to 2009:
Visiting Scholar, Center for Dental Informatics, School of Dental Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
2006 to 2009:
Visiting Scholar, Department of Biomedical Informatics, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
2005 to 2006:
Graduate Assistant, Department of Medical Imaging, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark, NJ
2001 to 2004:
Graduate Student, Department of Computer Science, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY
1999 to 2000:
Dental Surgeon, Vignesh Poly Clinic, Private Medical Center, Bangalore, India
1998 to 1999:
House Surgeon, Bowring and Lady Curzon Hospital, Bangalore, India
1998 to 1999:
House Surgeon, Victoria Hospital, Bangalore, India
1998 to 1999:
House Surgeon, K. C. General Hospital, Bangalore, India
1998 to 1999:
Junior Dentist, Chitra Dental Clinic, Private Dental Clinic, Bangalore, India
1989 to 1999:
House Surgeon, Sanjay Gandhi Trauma Center, Bangalore, India

Honors & Awards


2010:
Excellence for Outstanding Academic Performance in Biomedical Informatics

Research Interests


As a general dental surgeon and a computer scientist with expertise in the field of biomedical informatics, Dr. Acharya's research focus has been on integration of medical and dental data, images and clinical systems, architecture of electronic health records (EHRs), developing clinical decision support (CDS) and expert systems, information modeling and developing ontologies/terminologies. He played a key role in the development, enhancement and usability evaluation of an integrated electronic dental record (EDR) module within the Marshfield Clinic’s medical EHR system. He has extensive research experience in conducting formal usability and user experience studies with a key focus on user-centered design and human-computer integration as a critical component of designing clinical information systems and public health tools. The above set of experiences and skill sets uniquely qualifies him as site principal investigator for the proposed study.

Professional Societies


2004 to 2005:
Gamma Beta Phi Society
2006 to Present:
IEEE Computer Society
2006 to Present:
International Medical Informatics Association's WG 11
2006 to Present:
American Medical Informatics Association
2006 to Present:
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
2008 to Present:
American Dental Association
2008 to Present:
American Dental Education Association
2009 to Present:
Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society
2009 to Present:
International Association for Dental Research
2009 to Present:
American Association for Dental Research
2009 to Present:
University of Wisconsin Institute for Clinical and Translational Research

Committees


2006 to Present:
American Medical Informatics Association’s Dental Informatics Workgroup, WG Member
2006 to Present:
American Dental Association’s Standards Committee on Dental Informatics, Member
2006 to Present:
ADA SCDI Subcommittee 11.7 on General Dental EHR Information Model, WG Member
2006 to Present:
ADA SCDI Subcommittee 11.1 on Standard Clinical Architecture for the Structure Content of an Electronic Health Record, WG Member
2009 to Present:
Marshfield Clinic’s Clinical Projects Workgroup, WG Member

Select Publications


  • Panny, A., Krueger, K., Acharya, A.. . Achieving the 'True' Triple Aim in Healthcare. In: Integration of Medical and Dental Care and Patient Data.. 2nd ed.Switzerland: Springer Nature Switzerland AG; 2019: pp. 11-32.
  • Acharya A., Geist SM.R.Y., Powell V., Torres-Urquidy M., Posteraro R., Thyvalikakath T. . An Environmental Scan of the Various Oral-Systemic Contact Points. In: Integration of Medical and Dental Care and Patient Data.. 2nd ed.Switzerland: Springer Nature Switzerland AG; 2019: pp. 33-46.
  • Shimpi N., Ashton JL, Sorenson CA., Louay DO., O'Brien J., Melms W., Acharya A.. . Interdisciplinary Care Model: Diabetes and Oral Health. In: Integration of Medical and Dental Care and Patient Data.. 2nd ed.Switzerland: Springer Nature Switzerland AG; 2019: pp. 47-61.
  • Shimpi N., Dart R., Umukoro P., Acharya A.. . Interdisciplinary Care Model: Cardiovascular Diseases and Oral Health. In: Integration of Medical and Dental Care and Patient Data.. 2nd ed.Switzerland: Springer Publishing Company; 2019: pp. 71-85.
  • Glurich I., Shimpi N., Acharya A.. . Interdisciplinary Care Model: Chronic Kidney Disease and Oral Health. In: Integration of Medical and Dental Care and Patient Data.. 2nd ed.Switzerland: Springer Nature Switzerland AG; 2019: pp. 87-107.
  • Shimpi N., Pathak R., Acharya A.. . Interdisciplinary Care Model: Metabolic Syndrome and Oral Health. In: Integration of Medical and Dental Care and Patient Data.. 2nd ed.Switzerland: Springer Nature Switzerland AG; 2019: pp. 141-154.
  • Shimpi N., Glurich I., Acharya A.. . Integrated Care Case Study: Marshfield Clinic Health System. In: Integration of Medical and Dental Care and Patient Data.. 2nd ed.Switzerland: Springer Nature Switzerland AG; 2019: pp. 315-326.
  • VanWormer JJ, Tambe SR, Acharya A. Oral Health Literacy and Outcomes in Rural Wisconsin Adults. J Rural Health. 2019 January; 35(1):12-21.
    PubMed ID: 30467897
  • Shimpi N, McRoy S, Zhao H, Wu M, Acharya A. Development of a periodontitis risk assessment model for primary care providers in an interdisciplinary setting. [published online ahead of print 2019 June 26]. Technol Health Care. doi: DOI:10.3233/THC-191642.
    PubMed ID: 31282445
  • Shimpi N, Glurich I, Panny A, Acharya A. Knowledgeability, Attitude and Practice Behaviors of Primary Care Providers Towards Managing Patient's Oral Health in Medical Practice: Wisconsin Statewide Survey. [published online ahead of print 2019 August].
  • Glurich I, Zhang L, Berg R, Acharya A. Periodontitis and CKD: Parallel Examination of Prevalence and Longitudinal Exacerbation. 2019 June; (98 (Spec Iss A): 3876):iadr.org.
  • Steinmetz A, Glurich I, Panny A, Berg R, Fischer G, Acharya A. HbA1C Screening in the Dental Setting. J Dent Res. 2019 June; (98 (Spec Iss A): 1782):iadr.org.
  • Shimpi N, Zhang L, Jhagroo R, Acharya A, Glurich I. Dental Pulp Stones Prevalence in Patients with Nephrolithiasis and Co-morbidities. J Dent Res. 2019 June; (98 (Spec Iss A): 1796):iadr.org.
  • Shimpi N, Schwei K, Cooper S, Chyou PH, Acharya A. Understanding patients' oral health information needs: Findings of a survey on use of patient portals in dentistry. J Am Dent Assoc. 2018 March; 149(3):184-190. doi: 10.1016/j.adaj.2017.09.051.
    PubMed ID: 29395012
  • Shimpi N, Ye Z, Koralkar R, Glurich I, Acharya A. Need for diagnostic-centric care in dentistry: A case study from the Marshfield Clinic Health System. J Am Dent Assoc. 2018 February; 149(2):122-131. doi: 10.1016/j.adaj.2017.09.030. PMCID: PMC5798006.
    PubMed ID: 29389335
  • Acharya A, Cheng B, Koralkar R, Olson B, Lamster IB, Kunzel C, Lalla E. Screening for Diabetes Risk Using Integrated Dental and Medical Electronic Health Record Data. JDR Clin Trans Res. 2018 April; 3(2):188-194. doi: 10.1177/2380084418759496.
    PubMed ID: 29568804
  • Shimpi N, Jethwani M, Bharatkumar A, Chyou PH, Glurich I, Acharya A. Patient awareness/knowledge towards oral cancer: a cross-sectional survey. BMC Oral Health. 18(1):86. doi: 10.1186/s12903-018-0539-x. PMCID: PMC5952627.
    PubMed ID: 29764414
  • Hegde H, Shimpi N, Glurich I, Acharya A. Tobacco use status from clinical notes using Natural Language Processing and rule based algorithm. Technol Health Care. 2018 June 29; 26(3):445-456. doi: 10.3233/THC-171127.
    PubMed ID: 29614708
  • Shimpi N, Glurich I, Schroeder D, Katrak C, Chyou PH, Acharya A. Patient Awareness of Association of Diabetes and Periodontal Disease. [published online ahead of print 2018 September 21]. Health Promot Pract. doi: 10.1177/1524839918801909. PMCID: PMC5952627.
    PubMed ID: 30238811
  • Acharya A, Shimpi N, Mahnke A, Mathias R, Ye Z. (2017 May). Medical care providers' perspectives on dental information needs in electronic health records. J Am Dent Assoc. 148(5):328-337.
    PubMed ID: 28284418
  • Panny A, Glurich I, Haws RM, Acharya A. (2017 June 1). Oral and Craniofacial Anomalies of Bardet-Biedl Syndrome: Dental Management in the Context of a Rare Disease. J Dent Res. :22034517716913.
    PubMed ID: 28662344
  • Glurich I, Nycz G, Acharya A. (2017 June). Status Update on Translation of Integrated Primary Dental-Medical Care Delivery for Management of Diabetic Patients. Clin Med Res. 15(1-2):21-32.
    PubMed ID: 28373288
  • Chyou PH, Schroeder D, Schwei K, Acharya A. (2017 June). Statistical Application and Cost Saving in a Dental Survey. Clin Med Res. 15(1-2):1-5.
    PubMed ID: 28373286
  • Glurich I, Schwei KM, Lindberg S, Shimpi N, Acharya A. (2017 October 1). Integrating Medical-Dental Care for Diabetic Patients: Qualitative Assessment of Provider Perspectives. Health Promot Pract. :1524839917737752.
    PubMed ID: 29073800
  • Acharya A, Schroeder D, Schwei K, Chyou PH. (2017 Dec). Update on Electronic Dental Record and Clinical Computing Adoption Among Dental Practices in the United States. Clin Med Res. 15(3-4):59-74.
    PubMed ID: 29229631
  • Shimpi N, Schroeder D, Kilsdonk J, Chyou PH, Glurich I, Acharya A. (2016 February 8). Assessment of Dental Providers’ Knowledge, Behavior and Attitude towards Incorporating Chairside Screening for Medical Conditions: A Pilot Study. Journal of Dentistry and Oral Care Medicine. 2(1):102.
  • Schwei K, Thomas K, Mahnke A, Shimpi N, Thirumalai V, Enstad C,...Acharya A. (2016). Usability Heuristic Evaluation of a Web-based Case Simulator for Dentists. J Dent Res. :95.
  • Shimpi N, Schroeder D, Kilsdonk J, Chyou PH, Glurich I, Penniman E, Acharya A. (2016 March). Medical Providers' Oral Health Knowledgeability, Attitudes, and Practice Behaviors: An Opportunity for Interprofessional Collaboration. J Evid Based Dent Pract. 16(1):19-29.
    PubMed ID: 27132552
  • Shimpi N, Bharatkumar A, Jethwani M, Chyou PH, Glurich I, Blamer J, Acharya A. (2016 July 23). Knowledgeability, Attitude and Behavior of Primary Care Providers Towards Oral Cancer: a Pilot Study. J Cancer Educ.
    PubMed ID: 27448614
  • Flynn P, Acharya A, Schwei K, VanWormer J, Skrzypcak K. (2016 June). Assessing Dental Hygienists' Communication Techniques for Use with Low Oral Health Literacy Patients. J Dent Hyg. 90(3):162-9.
    PubMed ID: 27340182
  • Schwei KM, Cooper R, Mahnke AN, Ye Z, Acharya A. (2016). Exploring Dental Providers' Workflow in an Electronic Dental Record Environment. Appl Clin Inform. 7(2):516-33.
    PubMed ID: 27437058
  • Glurich I, Shukla S, Acharya A, Ginsburg GS, Brilliant MH. (2015). The oral microbiome and its relationship to genomics and oral disease. In: Sonis ST (Ed.), Genomics, Personalized Medicine, and Oral Disease. (pp. 35-65). Geneva, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing.
  • Glurich I, Acharya A, Brilliant MH, Shukla SK. (2015 September 4). Progress in oral personalized medicine: contribution of 'omics'. J Oral Microbiol. 7 :28223.
    PubMed ID: 26344171
  • Thyvalikakath TP, Dziabiak M, Johnson R, Torres-Urquidy MH, Acharya A, Yabes J, Schleyer T. (2014 April). Advancing cognitive engineering methods to support user interface design for electronic health records. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MEDICAL INFORMATICS. 83(4):292-302.
    PubMed ID: 24503391
  • VanWormer JJ, Acharya A, Greenlee RT, Nieto F. (2013 August). Oral hygiene and cardiometabolic disease risk in the survey of the health of Wisconsin. Community Dent Oral Epidemiol. 41(4):374-84.
    PubMed ID: 23106415
  • Acharya A, VanWormer JJ, Waring SC, Miller AW, Fuehrer J, Nycz G. (2013 April). Regional Epidemiologic Assessment of Prevalent Periodontitis using an Electronic Health Record System AMERICAN JOURNAL OF EPIDEMIOLOGY. 177(7):700-7.
    PubMed ID: 23462966
  • Acharya A, Hernandez P, Thyvalikakath TP, Ye Z, Song M, Schleyer T. (2013 December). Development and initial validation of a content taxonomy for patient records in general dentistry. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MEDICAL INFORMATICS. 82(12):1171-1182.
    PubMed ID: 23838618
  • Asan O, Ye Z, Acharya A. (2013 September). Dental care providers' and patients' perceptions of the effect of health information technology in the dental care setting. JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN DENTAL ASSOCIATION. 144(9):1022-9.
    PubMed ID: 23989841
  • Liu K, Acharya A, Alai S, Schleyer T. (2013 July). Using Electronic Dental Record Data for Research: A Data-mapping Study. JOURNAL OF DENTAL RESEARCH. 92(7 Suppl):S90-6.
    PubMed ID: 23690362
  • Glurich IE, Acharya A, Shukla SK, Nycz G, Brilliant MH. (2013 January). The oral-systemic personalized medicine model at Marshfield Clinic. ORAL DISEASES. 19(1):1-17.
    PubMed ID: 22458294
  • Powell V, Din FM, Acharya A, Torres-Urquidy MH. (2012). In: Powell V, Din FM, Acharya A, Torres-Urquidy MH (Ed.), Integration of Medical and Dental Care and Patient Data London: Springer-Verlag.
  • Acharya A, Yoder N, Nycz G. (2012). An Integrated Medical-Dental Electronic Health Record Environment: A Marshfield Experience In: Powell V, Din FM, Acharya A, Torres-Urquidy MH (Ed.), Integration of Medical and Dental Care and Patient Data (pp. 331-351). London: Springer-Verlag.
  • Acharya A, Mahnke A, Din F. (2012). The Meaningful Use of Certified Electronic Health Records in Dentistry In: Powell V, Din FM, Acharya A, Torres-Urquidy MH (Ed.), Integration of Medical and Dental Care and Patient Data (pp. 145-160). London: Springer-Verlag.
  • Acharya A, Mahnke A, Chyou P. (2012). State of Health Information Technology and Informatics Within the Dental Schools in the United States In: Powell V, Din FM, Acharya A, Torres-Urquidy MH (Ed.), Integration of Medical and Dental Care and Patient Data (pp. 245-251). London: Springer-Verlag.
  • Fuehrer J, Miller AW, Kayastha J, Hitz P, Acharya A. (2012 August). PS2-37: Design Considerations and Population Identification for Implementing a Dental Virtual Data Warehouse: Feasibility, Table Structure and Data Elements. Clinical Medicine & Research. 10(3):191.
    PubMed ID: 22904533
  • Acharya A, VanWormer JJ, Waring SC, Miller AW, Fuehrer J, Nycz G. (2012 August). PS1-37: Regional Epidemiologic Assessment of Prevalent Periodontitis Using an Integrated Electronic Health Record System. Clinical Medicine & Research. 10(3):161.
    PubMed ID: 22904434
  • Acharya A, Mahnke A, Chyou P, Rottscheit CM, Starren JB. (2011). Medical providers' dental information needs: a baseline survey. Stud Health Technol Inform. 169 :387-91.
    PubMed ID: 21893778
  • Cooper RR, Mahnke A, Rottscheit C, Ye Z, Acharya A. (2011). Analysis of Dental Workflow with an Integrated Medical-Dental Electronic Health Record: A Time and Motion Study. J Dent Educ. 75(2):170.
  • Mathias R, Mahnke A, Cooper RR, Acharya A. (2011). Medical Providers’ Dental Data Needs in an Integrated Medical-Dental Electronic Health Record Environment. J Dent Educ. 75(2):256.
  • Mahnke A, Ciske JL, Acharya A. (2011). Dental Information on a Web-Based Patient Health Portal: a pilot survey. J Dent Educ. 75(2):194.
  • Acharya A, Hernandez P, Thyvalikakath TP, Schleyer T. (2010 February). Development of a Comprehensive Data Set of Information Items for General Dental Record. Journal of Dental Education. 74(2):149.
  • Acharya A, Thyvalikakath TP, Schleyer T. (2010). Feasibility of Delphi methodology to validate dental information items. Journal of Dental Education. 89(Spec Iss A):0517.
  • Torres-Urquidy MH, Acharya A, Hernandez-Cott P, Misner J, Schleyer T. (2009). Evaluating the effectiveness of modeling principles for data models. Stud Health Technol Inform. 143 :525-33.
    PubMed ID: 19380987
  • Acharya A, Wali T, Rauch J. (2009). GURU: Patient Education Software. J Dent Educ. 73(1):137-139.
  • Acharya A, Mital DP, Schleyer T. (2009). Electronic dental record information model. Int J Med Engineer Inform. 1(4):418-434.
  • Acharya A, Wali T, Thyvalikakath TP, Schleyer T. (2008). Comparative study of reviewing patient records: preliminary results. J Dent Res. 87(Spec Iss A):0417.
  • Acharya A, Wali T, Thyvalikakath TP, Schleyer T. (2008). Content review of dental records: a pilot study. J Dent Educ. 72(2):195-240.