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  • Denise Krause, PhD

    Denise KrauseAssociate Professor, Biomedical Materials Science
    Phone : (601) 984-6915
    Fax : (601) 984-6365
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    • PhD - University of Mississippi Medical Center, 2007  
    • MS - University of Mississippi Medical Center, 2003  
    • MA/MA - Monterey Institute of International Studies, 1989
    • BA/BA - University of Kansas, 1987

    Teaching areas

    • Evidence-based practice for clinicians

    Research areas

    Epidemiology, access to care, health disparities, determinants of health, biomedical informatics, research informatics, health-related quality of life, HIV/AIDS, cancer, patient-centered outcomes, performance improvement, geospatial and geographic information systems (GIS), women's health

    Clinical interests

    • Clinical informatics
    • Data mining

    Biographical information

    Denise D. Krause, PhD, is the associate director for research and technology for the Office of Mississippi Physician Workforce. She is also an associate professor at the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC), where she served as IT Director for over 20 years, building needed IT infrastructure and implementing new technologies in academic and research computing, establishing the enterprise data warehouse for the academic health sciences center, and implementing data management services to support research and biomedical informatics initiatives.

    She earned her doctoral degree in epidemiology / preventive medicine and, prior to this, she also earned master's degrees in preventive medicine from UMMC, and international policy studies, and Russian language from the Monterey Institute of International Studies in California.

    Her principal research interests are health workforce, access to care, health disparities, determinants of health, biomedical informatics, big data, data visualization and data analytics, especially regarding health equity and issues surrounding access to care. She is developing a statewide health data repository and informatics platform working with stakeholders across the state to collect, maintain, visualize and analyze data, as well as to develop web-based applications, in an effort to contribute to improving health outcomes for Mississippians.

    She is course director of an evidence-based practice course at UMMC.


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