Bradden Blair

Bradden Blair

Assistant Professor/Lecturer, Director of IS Programs

Department of Operations and IS, Masters of Science in Information Systems

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Bradden Blair is a Director of Information Systems programs and Assistant Professor (Lecturer) at the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business.

Prior to joining the University of Utah, Bradden was employed as Director of Product Management and Dean of Education for Contexo Media, where he oversaw the company’s healthcare education products and services. While at Contexo Media, Bradden proposed and orchestrated the successful expansion of the company’s 20-year-old education business from live seminars to an online education format. Prior to Contexo Media, Bradden worked for several venture-backed small to medium-sized businesses in both the biotech and financial services industries.

Technology innovation has been a common theme throughout Bradden’s career. He is an experienced information technologist, and an open source technology and agile development advocate.

Bradden earned his Ph.D. in Health Promotion and Education as well as MBA and MHA degrees from the University of Utah.

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Education

Ph.D., Health Promotion and Education, University of Utah, August 2015

  • Emphasis: Biomedical Informatics
  • Dissertation: Social Support and Rare Disease: Innovations in Health Promotion and Education Technology
    • Chair: Glenn E. Richardson, Ph.D.
    • Committee Members: Debra Scammon, Ph.D.; Justine Reel, Ph.D.; Quynh Nguyen, Ph.D.; Nick Galli, Ph.D.

Graduate Certificate in Biomedical Informatics, University of Utah, December 2012

Master of Healthcare Administration, University of Utah, December 2007

Master of Business Administration, University of Utah, May 2006

Bachelor of Arts, Utah State University, December 2002

Dual Major Psychology & Liberal Arts and Sciences (cum laude)

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Training, Bridgerland Applied Technology College, December 1999

Research Summary

Bradden’s research interests lie primarily in the area of health information technology, with an emphasis on technology-mediated health promotion and education. Most recently, he has been examining the role of computer mediated social support on health outcomes among rare disease patients. Some of the methodologies being employed in his research include the mining of social data, social network analysis (SNA), structural equations modeling (SEM), and a variety of longitudinal research methods.

Teaching Experience

IS 2010 – Computer Essentials

IS 4410 – Information Systems

OIS 6660 – Project Management

Publications

Books

Susan Thurston, Margie Vaught, Bradden Blair & Greg Kemp (2011). 2012 CPT Changes Workshop (Workbook). Contexo Media. Book, Published, 12/2011.

Susan Thurston, Susan Garrison, Robin Linker, Bradden Blair & Greg Kemp (2010). 2011 CPT Changes Workshop (Workbook). Contexo Media. Book, Published, 12/2010.

Susan Thurston, Robin Linker, Bradden Blair & Greg Kemp (2009). 2010 CPT Changes Workshop (Workbook). Contexo Media. Book, Published, 12/2009.

Bradden Blair, Susan Thurston & Greg Kemp (2007). 2008 Medical Office Financial Handbook. Contexo Media. Book, Published, 10/2007.

White Papers

Bradden Blair (2006). Breast Imaging Economics: A Helpful Economic Guideline for Integrating the Ultrasound CT System into a Breast Imaging Center. (pp. 27). TechniScan Medical Systems. Working Paper, Released, 03/2006.

Presentations

Bradden Blair (2014) Academic Integrity and Technology. Presentation, Presented, 02/07/2014.

Bradden Blair (2012) Patient Education Technology. Presentation, Presented, 10/03/2012.

Bradden Blair, & Laura Gaynard, Ph.D. (2012) Promoting the Psychosocial Wellbeing of Children and Families: Novel Technological Applications in Integrative Health. Presentation, Presented, 09/07/2012.

Bradden Blair (2011) Identifying Health Intervention Strategies. Presentation, Presented, 11/02/2011.

Bradden Blair (2004) USU Family Life Center Homeowner Education Workshop. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 08/2004.

Bradden Blair (2004) First Time Home Buyer Seminar. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 03/2004.

Bradden Blair (2002) USU Family Life Center Homeowner Education Workshop. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 04/2002.

Affiliations

American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), member, 08/2005 – 12/2011 and 7/2015 – present

American Society of Training and Development (ASTD), member, 01/2009 – 12/2012

Association for Information Systems (AIS), member, 04/2013 – present

Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), member, 06/2015 – present

Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS), member, 04/2013 – present

Project Management Institute (PMI), member, 06/2015 – present

Honors & Awards

University of Utah

Graduate Assistantship, University of Utah, Department of Health Promotion and Education, 2011-2012
Betty and Gordon Browning Health Sciences Scholarship, University of Utah, Department of Health Promotion and Education, 08/2011
Pierre and Claudette McKay Lassonde New Venture Development Scholarship, University of Utah, David Eccles School of Business, 08/2005
David Eccles Fellowship, University of Utah, David Eccles School of Business, 08/2005
David Eccles Fellowship, University of Utah, David Eccles School of Business, 08/2004
Joseph F. and Raye C. Ringholz Scholarship, University of Utah, David Eccles School of Business, 08/2004

Utah State University

HASS Departmental Scholarship, Utah State University, 08/2002
Hinckley-Seeley Scholarship, Utah State University, 08/2001
USDA-CSRS Research Apprenticeship, Utah State University, 05/1995

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