Julie Doberne

Julie Doberne 2015

Email: doberne@ohsu.edu




Julie is an NLM Fellow and in the combined MD/PhD program at OHSU School of Medicine. Her informatics research interests include EHR usability, EHR design, and medical decision making. Prior to joining the program at OHSU, she completed her undergraduate training at Brown University and worked with John Hornberger, MD MS, on comparative effectiveness, decision analysis and outcomes research in Menlo Park, CA.


Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR
M.D., Expected June 2016
Ph.D. in Clinical Informatics, Expected June 2016
Dissertation Topic: “Meeting Physicians’ Information Needs through Electronic Health Record Design”
Dissertation Mentor: Michael Chiang, M.D.
Brown University, Providence, RI
B.S. in Biology, June 2007
Capstone Thesis: “Evaluation of Heart Age health literacy tool in patients post myocardial infarction”


Fellowships and Awards

  • National Library of Medicine Fellow, Oregon Health & Science University, 2012-present
  • Society of Thoracic Surgeons Looking to the Future Scholarship Awardee, 2014
  • Southern Thoracic Surgical Association James W. Brooks Scholarship Finalist, 2013
  • Doernbecher Children’s Hospital Foundation Pediatric Clerkship Award, 2013
  • N.L. Tartar Research Fellow, Oregon Health & Science University, 2012
  • National Institute of Health TL1 OSLER Fellowship, Oregon Health & Science University, 2010

Published Manuscripts

Doberne J, Diggs B, Tibayan F, Slater M, Chien C, Gelow J, Mudd J, Song H. Impact of ventricular assist device implantation on clinical and economic outcomes of heart transplantation in the United States from 2003-2007. World J Cardiovasc Surg. 2013 Sept;3(5).

Hornberger J, Doberne J, Chien R. LDT-SynFrame: An approach for assessing laboratory developed tests synthesized from prior appraisal frameworks. Genet Test Mol Biomarkers. 2012 Jun;16(6):605-14.

Klang SH, Hammerman A, Liebermann N, Efrat N, Doberne J, Hornberger JC. Economic implications of 21-gene breast cancer risk assay from the perspective of an Israeli managed healthcare organization. Value Health 2010 Jun-Jul;13(4):381-7.

Abstracts and Posters

Doberne J, Gold J, Chiang M. Systematic review of EHR usability testing. OHSU Research Week; May 20-24, 2013; Portland, OR.

Gold J, Gorsuch A, Stephenson L, Doberne J, Parthasarathy K, Hersh B, Mohan V. Using electronic health record simulations to improve patient safety. OHSU Department of Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology 10th Anniversary Event; April 22, 2013; Portland, OR.

Doberne JW, Diggs B, McNeil F, Tibayan F, Adler E, Slater M, Guyton S, Kim T, Song HK. Impact of ventricular assist device (VAD) implantation on clinical and economic outcomes of heart transplantation (HT) in the United States (US) from 2001-2006. International Society for Heart & Lung Transplantation 30th Anniversary Meeting & Scientific Sessions; April 21-24, 2010; Chicago, IL.

Gralnek I, Leighton J, Lacey M, Doberne J, Richner R, Papatheofanis F. Evidence Quality Assessment for Use of Capsule Endoscopy (CE) in Suspected Small Bowel Crohn's Disease (CD). Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. 2009; 69(5):AB316

Hornberger JC, Shewade A, Doberne JW, Kowalski J, Nguyen H. A systematic literature review of utilities associated with visual acuity in retinal diseases. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science. 2008;49E:AB4478.


“Web-scale pharmacovigilance: Listening to signals from the crowd” – M.D./Ph.D. Journal Club, Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine, July 17, 2013

“Improving EHR Usability and Design for Clinicians” - NLM Informatics Training Conference, University of Utah, June 18, 2013

“Computerized Clinical Decision Support in Surgery” - NLM Fellows Conference, Oregon Health & Science University Department of Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology, January 22, 2013

“EHR and the Patient-Clinician Interaction” - NLM Fellows Conference, Department of Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology, Oregon Health & Science University October 9, 2012

“Long-term use of a left ventricular assist device for end stage heart failure” – M.D./Ph.D. Journal Club, Oregon Health & Science, July 18, 2012

“Disorders of the umbilicus” - Teaching Conference, Division of Pediatric Surgery, Department of Surgery, Oregon Health & Science University, May 16, 2012

“Trends in lung transplantation: 2002-2012” - Teaching Conference, Division of Pulmonology, Department of Pediatrics, Oregon Health & Science University, April 13, 2012

“Management of intracranial mycotic aneurysms complicating endocarditis” - Grand Rounds, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Oregon Health & Science University, January 24, 2011

Case Presentation, Gastrointestinal Tumors Conference, Knight Cancer Institute, September 22, 2011

Case Presentation, Gastrointestinal Tumors Conference, Knight Cancer Institute, October 6, 2011

Committee Positions and Leadership

Member-at-Large (Resident-Fellow), American Medical Informatics Association Student (AMIA) Student Working Group Executive Committee, 2014-2015

Acting Member, OHSU DMICE Data Analytics Curriculum Development Committee, 2013 - present

Course Co-Leader, Surgery and Inequalities Elective, OHSU School of Medicine, 2013 - present

Assistant Editor, International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) MedInfo Conference, 2013

Student Representative, OHSU Department of Biomedical Informatics Curriculum Committee, 2013-present

Student Representative, OHSU School of Medicine Informatics and Technology Working Group, 2013

Student Leader, Surgery College Peer Advisory Group, OHSU School of Medicine, 2013-present

Student Liaison, MD & MD/PhD Admissions, OHSU School of Medicine Dean’s Office, 2012-present

Member, AMIA Student Working Group, 2012-present

MD/PhD Peer Advising Group Leader, OHSU School of Medicine MedNet Program, 2012-2013

Member, OHSU School of Medicine Task Force on Conflict of Interest, 2012

Member, Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) Accreditation Task Force, 2010 – present

Society Memberships

  • American Academy of Pediatrics, 2014
  • Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, 2013 - present
  • American Medical Informatics Association, 2012 - present
  • American Physician Scientists Association, 2012 - present
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2012 - present
  • American College of Physicians, 2011 - present
  • American College of Surgeons, 2010 – present