Brandyn Lau, M.P.H.

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  • Assistant Professor of Radiology and Radiological Science


Clinical Investigation, Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT), Health Services Research, Information Technology (IT), Medical Informatics, Preventive Medicine, Pulmonary Embolism, Quality Care, Quality Measures, Resident Education, Venous Thromboembolism more

Research Interests

Clinical informatics; Clinical decision support; Evidence-based medicine; Venous thromboembolism (VTE); Meta-analysis; Health Services and Outcomes Research more


Brandyn Lau is an assistant professor of surgery and health sciences informatics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and associate faculty in the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality.

His primary research interest is in the use of electronic health record data to improve care quality, patient safety, and clinical education. Clinically, the majority of his effort focuses on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of venous thromboembolism (VTE). He has authored or co-authored more than 50 peer-reviewed publications, and has received more than $5 million in extramural research funding to study and improve the use of health information technology for quality improvement in hospitals. more


  • Assistant Professor of Radiology and Radiological Science

Departments / Divisions

Centers & Institutes



  • M.P.H.; Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (Maryland) (2012)
  • S.B.; Juniata College (Pennsylvania) (2007)

Additional Training

National Board of Public Health Examiners (2012)

  • National Board of Public Health Examiners / Public Health

Research & Publications

Research Summary

Current Funding

"Preventing Venous Thromboembolism: Empowering Patients and Enabling Patient-Centered Care via Health Information Technology"

Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)

"Patient Centered Approaches to Collect Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Information in the ED"

Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)

“Learner-centric Education Based on Student Performance”

2015 Berkheimer Faculty Education Scholar Grant

Selected Publications

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Selected Publications

Lau BD, Pinto BL, Thiemann DR, Lehmann CU. Budget impact analysis of conversion from intravenous to oral medication when clinically eligible for oral intake. Clinical Therapeutics. 2011 Nov;33(11):1792-6.

Finkelstein J, Knight A, Marinopoulos S, Gibbons MC, Berger Z, Aboumatar H, Wilson RF, Lau BD, Sharma R, Bass EB. Enabling Patient-Centered Care Through Health Information Technology. Evidence Report/Technology Assessment No. 206. (Prepared by Johns Hopkins University Evidence-based Practice Center under Contract No. 290-2007-10061-I.) AHRQ Publication No. 12-E005-EF. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; June 2012.

Streiff MB, Carolan H, Hobson DB, Kraus PS, Holzmueller C, Demski R, Lau BD, Biscup-Horn P, Pronovost PJ, Haut ER. Lessons learnt from the Johns Hopkins multi-disciplinary Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) Prevention Collaborative. BMJ 2012;344:e3935.

Haut ER, Lau BD, Kraenzlin FS, Hobson DB, Kraus PS, Carolan HT, Haider AH, Holzmueller CG, Efron DT, Pronovost PJ, Streiff MB. Improved Prophylaxis and Decreased Preventable Harm with a Mandatory Computerized Clinical Decision Support Tool for Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) Prophylaxis in Trauma. JAMA-Surgery. 2012;147(10):901-907.

Streiff MB, Lau BD. Thromboprophylaxis in non-surgical patients. Hematology Am Soc Hematol Educ Program. 2012;2012:631-7.

Aboagye JK, Lau BD, Schneider EB, Streiff MB, Haut ER. Linking processes and outcomes: a key strategy to prevent and report harm from venous thromboembolism. JAMA-Surgery. 2013;148(3):299-300.

Haut ER, Lau BD. Chapter 28: Prevention of Venous Thromboembolism (VTE). Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Making Health Care Safer II: An Updated Critical Analysis of the Evidence for Patient Safety Practices. Comparative Effectiveness Review No. 211. (Prepared by the Southern California-RAND Evidence-based Practice Center under Contract No. 290-2007-10062-I.) AHRQ Publication No. 13-E001-EF. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. March 2013.

Shermock KM, Lau BD, Haut ER, Hobson DB, Ganetsky VS, Kraus PS, Efird LE, Lehmann CU, Pinto BL, Ross PA, Streiff MB. Patterns of non-administration of ordered doses of venous thromboembolism prophylaxis: implications for novel intervention strategies. PLoS ONE. 2013 Jun 14;8(6):e66311.

Lau BD, Haut ER. Practices to prevent venous thromboembolism. BMJ Quality and Safety. 2014 Mar;23(3):187-95. 

Lau BD, Streiff MB, Kraus PS, Hobson DB, Shaffer DL, Shihab HM, Haut ER. No Evidence to Support Ambulation for Reducing Postoperative Venous Thromboembolism. Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 2014 Nov;219(5):1101-3. 

Lau BD, Haider AH, Streiff MB, Lehmann CU, Kraus PS, Hobson DB, Carolan HT, Pronovost PJ, Haut ER. Eliminating Disparities in Provision of Care for Hospitalized Patients Using Integrated Computerized Clinical Decision Support. Medical Care. 2015;53(1):18-24.

Contact for Research Inquiries

600 N. Wolfe Street
Baltimore, MD 21287 map

Activities & Honors


  • American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA)

    JHU Designated Representative to AMIA Academic Forum (AMIA)

  • American Public Health Association (APHA)
  • Association for Academic Surgery (AAS)
  • Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma (EAST)

Professional Activities

  • Board of Directors and Secretary, Maryland Public Health Association, 2013 - 2015
  • Co-Chair, Information and Technology Committee, Association for Academic Surgery
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