Julia Adler-Milstein, PhD

School of Medicine
10 Koret Way, #301B
San Francisco, CA 94117
Julia Adler-Milstein
Education and Training

Stanford University,Palo Alto, CA, AB - 06/2001 Human Biology

Harvard University,Cambridge, MA, PhD - 06/2011 Health Policy

UCSF,San Francisco, CA 2021 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training

Awards and Honors

Outstanding Dissertation Award, Academy Health, 2011

Top 10 Influential Women in Health IT, Fierce Health IT, 2014

New Investigator Award, American Medical Informatics Association, 2014

Henry Russel Award for Outstanding Junior Faculty, University of Michigan, 2015

Seema S. Sonnad Emerging Leader in Managed Care Research, American Journal of Managed Care, 2015

Fellow, American College of Medical Informatics (ACMI), 2017

Alice S. Hersh New Investigator Award, Academy Health, 2017

Don Eugene Detmer Award for Health Policy Contribution in Informatics, American Medical Informatics Association, 2018

Member, National Academy of Medicine, 2019
Dr. Julia Adler-Milstein is a Professor of Medicine, Chief of the Division of Clinical Informatics & Digital Transformation, and Director of the Center for Clinical Informatics & Improvement Research (CLIIR).

Dr. Adler-Milstein is a leading researcher in health IT policy, with a specific focus on electronic health records and interoperability. She has examined policies and organizational strategies that enable effective use of electronic health records and promote interoperability. She is also an expert in EHR audit log data and its application to studying clinician behavior. Her research – used by researchers, health systems, and policymakers – identifies obstacles to progress and ways to overcome them.

She has published over 200 influential papers, testified before the US Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, is a member of the National Academy of Medicine, been named one of the top 10 influential women in health IT, and won numerous awards, including the New Investigator Award from the American Medical Informatics Association and the Alice S. Hersh New Investigator Award from AcademyHealth. She has served on an array of influential committees and boards, including the NHS National Advisory Group on Health Information Technology, the Health Care Advisory Board for Politico, and the Interoperability Committee of the National Quality Forum.

Dr. Adler-Milstein holds a PhD in Health Policy from Harvard and spent six years on the faculty at University of Michigan prior to joining UCSF as a Professor in the Department of Medicine and the inaugural director of the Center for Clinical Informatics and Improvement Research in 2017. She became the inaugural Chief of the Division of Clinical Informatics and Digital Transformation in 2023.