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Stephen L. Jones

Stephen L. Jones, MD, MSHI

Occidental Petroleum Centennial Chair in Quality and Outcomes Research, Center for Health Data Science and Analytics
Associate Research Professor of Medical Informatics in Surgery, Academic Institute
Associate Research Member, Research Institute
Director, Center for Health Data Science and Analytics
Houston Methodist
Weill Cornell Medical College


Biography

Stephen L. Jones, M.D., M.S.H.I. is a medical informaticist dedicated to raising the standard of care for all patients worldwide. He joined the Department of Surgery and The Houston Methodist Research Institute in July of 2007 after spending the prior 7 years in the medical software industry. While in industry, he held many management roles including co-founder and president of a start-up company. He later served as the clinical systems architect for a  practice management and electronic health records company. He has many years of experience designing effective software information systems and managing distributed support and development teams. Software designed, written and developed by teams managed by Dr. Jones is currently responsible for safely and efficiently ePrescribing over 100K prescriptions per month across the nation. He graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Medical School in 1995 and entered an internal medicine residency program at his home institution. It was during this time that he was first exposed to the field of medical informatics and found his true calling in medicine: clinical informatics and decision support leveraging technology to improve health and raise the standard of care. Since joining the Department of Surgery at Houston Methodist Hospital in 2007 he has completed a Master of Science in Health Informatics at The University of Texas School of Biomedical Sciences and completed a post-doctoral fellowship sponsored by the NLM and administered through the Gulf Coast Consortia and the Keck Center for Interdisciplinary Bioscience training  at Rice University (NLM Grant No. 5T15LM007093). The NLM fellowship provided invaluable training for working within interdisciplinary teams and multi-institutional projects. His fellowship project was to architect an innovative semi-automated early sepsis screening system, created by Dr. Laura J. Moore and Dr. Fred A. Moore in the Division of Acute and Critical Care Surgery at HMH, to identify patients at risk for developing sepsis while they are hospitalized. The fellowship project tool and research are a central part of an initiative that has saved over 900 lives during the past 7 years at Houston Methodist Hospital and is an integral part of the Sepsis Early Recognition and Response Initiative (SERRI) funded by the CMS Health Care Innovations Challenge (CMS-1C1-12-0001) for $14.3M over a 4 year period. Dr. Jones currently serves as the Chief Clinical Informatics Officer for the Department of Surgery at Houston Methodist Hospital and Division Chief of Health Informatics – Center for Outcomes Research, Houston Methodist Research Institute. He is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Informatics in Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College. Since 2007 he has co-authored over a dozen peer reviewed papers, one of which has been cited by the Committee on Patient Safety and Health Information Technology; Institute of Medicine, Health IT and Patient Safety: Building Safer Systems for Better Care. Washington, D.C.: The National Academies Press, 2011.

Description of Research

Dr. Jones' research centers on the development of customized clinical informatics systems and databases for clinical practice and research.

Areas Of Expertise

Comparative-effectiveness research Clinical informatics Quality outcomes Database development
Publications

The Influence of Social Determinants on Receiving Outpatient Treatment with Monoclonal Antibodies, Disease Risk, and Effectiveness for COVID-19
Ambrose, N, Amin, A, Anderson, B, Bertagnolli, M, Campion, F, Chow, D, Danan, R, D’Arinzo, L, Drews, A, Erlandson, K, Fitzgerald, K, Gaspar, F, Gong, C, Hanna, G, Hawley, H, Jones, S, Lopansri, B, Mullen, T, Musser, J, O’Horo, J, Piantadosi, S, Pritt, B, Razonable, R, Rele, S, Roberts, S, Sandmeyer, S, Stein, D, Te, J, Vahidy, F, Webb, B, Welch, N, Wood, A & Yttri, J 2023, , Journal of General Internal Medicine, vol. 38, no. 16, pp. 3472-3481. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11606-023-08324-y

The Influence of Social Determinants on Receiving Outpatient Treatment with Monoclonal Antibodies, Disease Risk, and Effectiveness for COVID-19
Ambrose, N, Amin, A, Anderson, B, Bertagnolli, M, Campion, F, Chow, D, Danan, R, D’Arinzo, L, Drews, A, Erlandson, K, Fitzgerald, K, Gaspar, F, Gong, C, Hanna, G, Hawley, H, Jones, S, Lopansri, B, Mullen, T, Musser, J, O’Horo, J, Piantadosi, S, Pritt, B, Razonable, R, Rele, S, Roberts, S, Sandmeyer, S, Stein, D, Te, J, Vahidy, F, Webb, B, Welch, N, Wood, A & Yttri, J 2023, , Journal of General Internal Medicine, vol. 38, no. 16, pp. 3472-3481. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11606-023-08324-y

A Neuro-Informatics Pipeline for Cerebrovascular Disease: Research Registry Development
Potter, TBH, Pratap, S, Nicolas, JC, Khan, OS, Pan, AP, Bako, AT, Hsu, E, Johnson, C, Jefferson, IN, Adegbindin, SK, Baig, E, Kelly, HR, Jones, SL, Britz, GW, Tannous, J & Vahidy, FS 2023, , JMIR Formative Research, vol. 7, e40639, pp. e40639. https://doi.org/10.2196/40639

Favorable Neighborhood Walkability is Associated With Lower Burden of Cardiovascular Risk Factors Among Patients Within an Integrated Health System: The Houston Methodist Learning Health System Outpatient Registry
Makram, OM, Nwana, N, Nicolas, JC, Gullapelli, R, Pan, A, Bose, B, Parekh, T, Al-Kindi, S, Yahya, T, Hagan, K, Javed, Z, Patel, K, Sharma, G, Jones, SL, Cainzos-Achirica, M, Maddock, JE & Nasir, K 2023, , Current Problems in Cardiology, vol. 48, no. 6, 101642. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cpcardiol.2023.101642

Neutralizing Monoclonal Antibody Use and COVID-19 Infection Outcomes
Ambrose, N, Amin, A, Anderson, B, Barrera-Oro, J, Bertagnolli, M, Campion, F, Chow, D, Danan, R, DArinzo, L, Drews, A, Erlandson, K, Fitzgerald, K, Garcia, M, Gaspar, FW, Gong, C, Hanna, G, Jones, S, Lopansri, B, Musser, J, OHoro, J, Piantadosi, S, Pritt, B, Razonable, RR, Roberts, S, Sandmeyer, S, Stein, D, Vahidy, F, Webb, B & Yttri, J 2023, , JAMA Network Open, vol. 6, no. 4, pp. e239694. https://doi.org/10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2023.9694

Favorable Neighborhood Walkability is Associated with Lower Burden of Cardiovascular Risk Factors Among Patients Within an Integrated Health System: The Houston Methodist Learning Health System Outpatient Registry
Makram, OM, Nwana, N, Nicolas, JC, Gullapelli, R, Pan, A, Bose, B, Parekh, T, Al-Kindi, S, Yahya, T, Hagan, K, Javed, Z, Patel, K, Sharma, G, Jones, SL, Cainzos-Achirica, M, Maddock, JE & Nasir, K 2023, , Current Problems in Cardiology, vol. 48, no. 6, 101642. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cpcardiol.2023.101642

Neighborhood deprivation and morbid obesity: Insights from the Houston Methodist Cardiovascular Disease Health System Learning Registry
Nwana, N, Taha, MB, Javed, Z, Gullapelli, R, Nicolas, JC, Jones, SL, Acquah, I, Khan, S, Satish, P, Mahajan, S, Cainzos-Achirica, M & Nasir, K 2023, , Preventive Medicine Reports, vol. 31, 102100. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pmedr.2022.102100

Neighborhood deprivation and morbid obesity: Insights from the Houston Methodist Cardiovascular Disease Health System Learning Registry
Nwana, N, Taha, MB, Javed, Z, Gullapelli, R, Nicolas, JC, Jones, SL, Acquah, I, Khan, S, Satish, P, Mahajan, S, Cainzos-Achirica, M & Nasir, K 2023, , Preventive Medicine Reports, vol. 31, 102100, pp. 102100. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pmedr.2022.102100

Hospitalization and survival of solid organ transplant recipients with coronavirus disease 2019: A propensity matched cohort study
Swan, JT, Rizk, E, Jones, SL, Nwana, N, Nicolas, JC, Tran, AT, Xu, J, Nisar, T, Menser, T, Yi, SG, Moore, LW, Huang, HJ, Ghobrial, RM, Gaber, AO & Knight, RJ 2022, , PLoS ONE, vol. 17, no. 12, e0278781, pp. e0278781. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0278781, https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0278781

Comparison of LACE and HOSPITAL Readmission Risk Scores for CMS Target and Nontarget Conditions
Jones, SL, Cheon, O, Manzano, JGM, Park, AK, Lin, HY, Halm, JK, Baek, J, Graviss, EA, Nguyen, DT, Kash, BA & Phillips, RA 2022, , American Journal of Medical Quality, vol. 37, no. 4, pp. 299-306. https://doi.org/10.1097/JMQ.0000000000000035

COVID-19 associated disruptions in routine health care of people with mild cognitive impairment or dementia
Tannous, J, Pan, A, Bako, A, Potter, T, Jones, SL, Janjan, N, Smith, ML, Seshadri, S, Ory, MG & Vahidy, FS 2022, , Alzheimers and Dementia: Diagnosis, Assessment and Disease Monitoring, vol. 14, no. 1, e12323, pp. e12323. https://doi.org/10.1002/dad2.12323

Pancreatic head vs pancreatic body/tail cancer: Are they different?
Sun, K, Mylavarapu, C, Crenshaw, A, Zhang, Y, Hsu, E, Xu, J, Niravath, M, Jones, SL, Ordonez, A & Abdelrahim, M 2022, , World journal of gastrointestinal oncology, vol. 14, no. 3, pp. 716-723. https://doi.org/10.4251/wjgo.v14.i3.716

Health System Strategy to Safely Provide Surgical Care During the Covid-19 Pandemic
Kim, MP, Law, YY, Nguyen, DT, Jones, SL, Graviss, EA & Phillips, RA 2022, , NEJM Catalyst Innovations in Care Delivery, vol. 3, no. 2. https://doi.org/10.1056/CAT.21.0318

Early humoral immune response to two doses of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 vaccine in a diverse group of solid organ transplant candidates and recipients
Huang, HJ, Yi, SG, Mobley, CM, Saharia, A, Bhimaraj, A, Moore, LW, Kloc, M, Adrogue, HE, Graviss, EA, Nguyen, DT, Eagar, TN, Jones, SL, Ankoma-Sey, V, MacGillivray, TE, Knight, RJ, Gaber, AO & Ghobrial, RM 2022, , Clinical Transplantation, vol. 36, no. 5, e14600. https://doi.org/10.1111/ctr.14600, https://doi.org/10.1111/ctr.14600

Early humoral immune response to two doses of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 vaccine in a diverse group of solid organ transplant candidates and recipients
Huang, HJ, Yi, SG, Mobley, CM, Saharia, A, Bhimaraj, A, Moore, LW, Kloc, M, Adrogue, HE, Graviss, EA, Nguyen, DT, Eagar, TN, Jones, SL, Ankoma-Sey, V, MacGillivray, TE, Knight, RJ, Gaber, AO & Ghobrial, RM 2022, , Clinical Transplantation, vol. 36, no. 5, e14600. https://doi.org/10.1111/ctr.14600

Design and Integration of Mobile Health Technology in the Treatment of Orthopaedic Surgery: A Qualitative Study
Bruce, CR, Jones, SL, Kash, BA, Park, KJ, Schwartz, R, Saldana, R, Zheng, F, Desai, SN, Harrison, P, Vinh, T, Khleif, A, Tran, N, P, B, Shallcross, J, Giammattei, C & Sol, J 2022, , ACI Open, vol. 6, no. 1. https://doi.org/10.1055/s-0042-1754011

COVID-19 associated disruptions in routine health care of people with mild cognitive impairment or dementia
Tannous, J, Pan, A, Bako, A, Potter, T, Jones, SL, Janjan, N, Smith, ML, Seshadri, S, Ory, MG & Vahidy, FS 2022, , Alzheimers and Dementia: Diagnosis, Assessment and Disease Monitoring, vol. 14, no. 1, e12323. https://doi.org/10.1002/dad2.12323

Hospitalization and survival of solid organ transplant recipients with coronavirus disease 2019: A propensity matched cohort study
Swan, JT, Rizk, E, Jones, SL, Nwana, N, Nicolas, JC, Tran, AT, Xu, J, Nisar, T, Menser, T, Yi, SG, Moore, LW, Huang, HJ, Ghobrial, RM, Gaber, AO & Knight, RJ 2022, , PLoS ONE, vol. 17, no. 12, pp. e0278781. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0278781

Comparison of LACE and HOSPITAL Readmission Risk Scores for CMS Target and Nontarget Conditions
Jones, SL, Cheon, O, Manzano, JGM, Park, AK, Lin, HY, Halm, JK, Baek, J, Graviss, EA, Nguyen, DT, Kash, BA & Phillips, RA 2021, , American Journal of Medical Quality, vol. 37, no. 4, pp. 299-306. https://doi.org/10.1097/JMQ.0000000000000035, https://doi.org/10.1097/JMQ.0000000000000035

Assessing patient needs during natural disasters: Mixed methods analysis of portal messages sent during hurricane harvey
Baek, J, Simon-Friedt, B, Lopez, A, Kolman, JM, Nicolas, J, Jones, SL, Phillips, RA & Menser, T 2021, , Journal of medical Internet research, vol. 23, no. 9, e31264, pp. e31264. https://doi.org/10.2196/31264, https://doi.org/10.2196/31264