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Joshua Butler, M.D., M.H.I.

Joshua ButlerJoshua Butler, M.D., M.H.I., is a postdoctoral associate under the mentorship of Dr. Martin Zand, M.D., Ph.D. in the Rochester Center for Health Informatics at the University of Rochester’s Clinical & Translational Science Institute. After Dr. Butler received his B.A. in Computer Science with a minor in Hebrew at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities, he worked as a web developer and systems administrator for over ten years. His interests shifted a bit later on, and he decided to pursue a career in medicine. Dr. Butler enrolled at Ross University School of Medicine, where he graduated as a Doctor of Medicine in 2017. Before joining the postdoctoral program, he returned to the University of Minnesota to earn a Master’s degree in health informatics. His current professional interests include, but are not limited to, the application of machine learning in clinical research, clinical research using health informatics, quality improvement, health disparities, preventative medicine, and family medicine.

Education

University of Minnesota
Master of Health Informatics
October 2019

Ross University School of Medicine
Doctor of Medicine
June 2017

University of Minnesota School of Public Health
Regents Certificate – Public Health Core Concepts
October 2005

University of Minnesota – Twin Cities
Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science
Minor in Hebrew
March 1999

Research

Dr. Butler’s primary research investigates the length of stay and readmission rates in deaf/hard-of-hearing (D/HH) patients who were hospitalized for treatments. Through this study, he hopes to identify causal relationships to explain healthcare inequalities in the D/HH population.