Our Team

Faculty Researchers

Manish Shah

Manish N. Shah, MD, MPH

Professor
Chair, BerbeeWalsh Department of Emergency Medicine
Care Research Core Co-Lead at the UW Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center
Chair, Wisconsin Partnership Program Oversight and Advisory Committee
Associate Director for Faculty Development, UW Center for Health Disparities Research
mnshah@medicine.wisc.edu

Dr. Shah developed an independently-funded research program dedicated to improving acute illness care for older adults, with a specific focus on developing and testing innovative models of care for acutely ill older adults. His goal is to prevent older adults from needing emergency department care or to develop substitutes for emergency department care. His recent work has been focused on improving the care of patients with dementia, especially using advanced technology and community health resources. His work has been funded through NIH early-career and mid-career development awards, including R01/U01 level grants from NIH, AHRQ, CDC, and the ADRC.

Dr. Shah has a deep commitment to training researchers and is increasingly dedicating his efforts to developing the next generation of independent scientists. He has personally mentored many undergraduate, graduate, and medical students; residents; fellows; and faculty. Many are now independent, grant-funded researchers who have had a profound influence within their own fields. His recently awarded NIH Mid-Career Investigator Award (K24) is allowing him to build the pipeline of geriatric emergency medicine researchers. At an institutional level, Dr. Shah is the Director of the NIH-funded KL2 Program at the University of Wisconsin’s Institute for Clinical and Translational Research, serving to train junior faculty researchers from various disciplines.


Andrea Gilmore Bykovskyi

Andrea Gilmore-Bykovskyi, PhD, RN

Associate Professor (Tenure)
Associate Vice Chair of Research
Deputy Director, UW Center for Health Disparities Research
algilmore@medicine.wisc.edu

Dr. Gilmore-Bykovskyi leads an independently funded program of research focused on promoting effective, meaningful, and equitable care and research for people living with and at risk for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Her goal is to identify and effectively intervene on structural and health system barriers to optimal ADRD-specific care and patient/caregiver-centered outcomes. Much of her research has focused on addressing these priorities among vulnerable populations at high-risk points in the health and care continuum, such as during and after emergency department care and hospitalization and in advanced disease stages. Dr. Gilmore-Bykovskyi has led advances in ADRD health services research that have stewarded new areas of investigation surrounding ADRD-specific care delivery patterns and outcomes and established frameworks to advance research equity and inclusion. She has coauthored over 80 publications and led numerous NIH and foundation-funded projects. Her recent work focuses on identifying and characterizing episodes of paradoxical lucidity in people living with advanced ADRD near end of life.

Dr. Gilmore-Bykovskyi also serves as Associate Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Emergency Medicine and founding Deputy Director of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Center for Health Disparities Research (CHDR). She also contributes to the National Institute on Aging-funded Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC) Care as Informatics Lead and Investigator for the Care Research Core.


Brian Patterson

Brian Patterson, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor
Physician Informatics Director for Predictive Analytics, UW Health
Affiliate Faculty, UW-Madison Department of Biostatistics & Medical Informatics
Affiliate Faculty, UW-Madison Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering
bpatter@medicine.wisc.edu

Dr. Patterson’s research interests are in clinical informatics and geriatric emergency medicine. His work aims to use routinely collected clinical data to generate actionable insights to improve the quality and safety of emergency care for older adults. To achieve these goals, Dr. Patterson works in collaboration with investigators from the business and engineering schools as well as in the department of biostatistics and medical informatics. His current work focuses on automated risk scoring to identify older adults at high risk for falling after ED visits, and automating referral to interventions to prevent future falls.

Dr. Patterson has also taken on the inaugural role as the physician informatics director of predictive analytics for the BerbeeWalsh Emergency Department at UW Health. In this role, Dr. Patterson works with department leadership to best use information technology to support clinical, educational, and research priorities. He advises on a range of issues, including optimizing the design, implementation, dissemination, evaluation and routine use of clinical data and information systems to improve healthcare quality, operational efficiency, educational programs, and research. Among other roles, he functions as a liaison between clinicians and health IT staff within the department and hospital, and provides input into implementation of new IT-related workflows in the department.


Michael Pulia, MD

Michael Pulia, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor (Tenure)
Director, Emergency Care for Infectious Diseases Research Program
Director, Emergency Medicine Antimicrobial Stewardship
Affiliate Faculty, UW-Madison Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering
mspulia@medicine.wisc.edu

Dr. Pulia leads a health services research program focused primarily on improving infectious disease diagnosis, infection control, and antimicrobial stewardship in the emergency department and downstream care settings. Dr. Pulia’s research program has been supported by intra- and extramural sources, including the Wisconsin Partnership Program and Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

Dr. Pulia has been an invited expert speaker at national and international conferences including IDWeek, the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine, and the International Symposium on Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine. In 2015, he was awarded the Barry M. Farr Humanitarian Award from the MRSA Survivors Network in recognition of his efforts to raise public awareness of bacterial resistance related to the overuse of antibiotics. He served a five-year term as Chair of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine’s (AAEM) Antimicrobial Stewardship Task Force. In this capacity, Dr. Pulia represented AAEM at the 2015 White House One Health Forum on Antimicrobial Stewardship and 2018 CDC Global Antimicrobial Resistance Challenge Kickoff event during the UN General Assembly. This task force was successful in raising awareness among thousands of emergency care providers about antimicrobial resistance and best practices in stewardship, culminating in the development of an antibiotic stewardship pledge for emergency care providers.