David Kaufman, PhD, FACMI
Clinical Associate Professor
David Kaufman, PhD, FACMI, joined the School of Health Professions as a Clinical Associate Professor in 2020. Dr. Kaufman earned a bachelor's degree in Psychology from McGill University, Masters and a PhD in Educational Psychology from McGill University.
Prior to joining Downstate, Dr. Kaufman was an Associate Professor at Arizona State University, Department of Biomedical Informatics, an Associate Research Scientist at Columbia University Department of Biomedical Informatics and a Lecturer at UC Berkeley in the Graduate School of Education. He is also a Visiting Professor at the University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.
Dr. Kaufman has worked in the area of human-computer interaction and human factors in healthcare for the last 20 years. He has extensive experience conducting cognitive research in relation to informatics initiatives and evaluating a wide range of health information technologies developed for clinicians, biomedical scientists, patients and health consumers. These include projects pertaining to the evaluation of electronic health records, computer-provider order entry systems, language learning systems for medical professionals and a large-scale telemedicine system for patients with diabetes. He has also worked extensively with patient and consumer populations of varying levels of literacy. In recent years, he has worked on projects related to EHR-mediated workflow in collaboration with Arizona State University and the Mayo Clinic. Most recently, he became involved in a collaborative project studying emergency management response in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dr. Kaufman research interest includes EHR-mediated clinical workflow, human-computer interaction, eHealth literacy, consumer health informatics and medical decision making.