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Thomas R. Radomski, MD, MS

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CHERP COIN Investigator

Research Health Scientist

Assistant Professor of Medicine and Clinical & Translational Science


Thomas R. Radomski, MD, MS, is CHERP COIN investigator and Assistant Professor of Medicine and Clinical & Translational Science at the University of Pittsburgh, where he is also a Core Faculty member at the Center for Pharmaceutical Policy and Prescribing.

Dr. Radomski is a health services researcher who focuses on developing and implementing patient-centered approaches to measure and reduce health service overuse. He is currently the principal investigator of a K23 Career Development Award from the National Institute on Aging to develop, validate, and apply a metric of low-value prescribing in older adults, entitled EVOLV-Rx (Evaluating Opportunities to Decrease Low-Value Prescribing). He is also leading a study funded by a VA Merit Award to evaluate the use and cost of low-value health services by Veterans in VA and non-VA care settings. His research has been published in journals such as JAMA, JAMA Network Open, and the Annals of Internal Medicine. He has also successfully mentored trainees spanning from high school students to clinical research fellows.

Research Areas
Health service overuse measurement and reduction
Low-value prescribing, deprescribing, and related metric development
Health service utilization and outcomes related to dual use of VA and non-VA health services
Medication-based risk adjustment
Observational research using administrative claims data
Qualitative research of patients, caregivers, and practicing healthcare providers