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Rina Dhopeshwarkar

Pronouns: She/Her

Principal Research Scientist
Rina focuses on evaluations and strategic planning for using health information technology and digital health innovations in health care delivery and patient-centered research.

Rina is a mixed-methods researcher who has led projects related to health information technology (health IT), digital health innovation, and data infrastructure at NORC over the past 10 years.

Rina has conducted research and strategic planning efforts on improving data infrastructure available for patient-centered outcomes research, evaluation and advancement of the use of patient-centered clinical decision support to promote evidence-based care delivery, and health information exchange. She has led projects for federal and state-based clients including Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE), New York eHealth Collaborative (NYeC), as well as the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). 

Prior to joining NORC, Rina worked at the Center for Health Informatics and Policy at Weill Cornell Medical College where she coordinated several AHRQ-funded grants and New York State Department of Health funded evaluations of New York State's health IT infrastructure projects funded through the Healthcare Efficiency and Affordability Law for New Yorkers (HEAL-NY).

Project Contributions

Landscape for Telehealth Under COVID-19

A landscape review and expert convenings to inform research into telehealth use and effectiveness


Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute

CMS Financial Alignment Initiative

Monitoring programs to control costs and align care for dually eligible individuals


Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

PCOR CDS Current State and Future Directions

Identify and disseminate learnings and opportunities to advance patient-centered CDS implementation


Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Statewide Health Information Network of New York’s Satisfaction Survey

Evaluating health care and community organizations’ use and opinions about the statewide health information network


New York eHealth Collaborative (NYeC)

National Center of Excellence for Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Data

A multi-pronged effort to improve data capacity for patient-centered outcomes research


U.S. Health & Human Services Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE)

Clinical Decision Support Innovation Collaborative

Translating patient-centered outcomes research into effective practice


Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Building Capacity for Small Organizations Engagement Award Learning Network

Building small organizations’ capacity for patient-centered outcomes and clinical effectiveness research


Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)