Zia Agha received his M.D. and M.S. degrees. He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine, University of California San Diego School of Medicine. He is an Acting Director of VA San Diego Health Services Research and Development and serves as Research Director for VA San Diego Telemedicine Programs. He received residency and fellowship training in internal medicine and epidemiology at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Agha’s research focus is on the area of health outcome evaluation of telehealth and related health information technologies. Within this broad area, he has focused on health care decision making, cost effectiveness studies, and in the area of provider-patient communication. He is currently involved in a number of telehealth projects, including clinical studies looking at patient-physician communication during telemedicine, effectiveness of telemedicine for delivering psychotherapy for veterans with PTSD, and the use of web-based monitoring systems for sleep apnea. In addition, Agha is a Member of the Southern California Telemedicine Learning Center and is involved in developing collaborative telemedicine projects with faculty from UCSD and with community organizations like the Council for Community Clinics of California. His teaching interest and expertise are in the areas of clinical epidemiology, evidence-based medicine, and health informatics. He participates in teaching and supervision of UCSD medical students, house staff, and junior faculty.
Biography Updated on 26 September 2011