Ph.D. Student Profile

Jordan  Everson

Jordan Everson, B.A., M.P.P.

  • PhD Candidate (2017)
  • Cognate: Sociology/Organizational Studies


  • Dissertation Title:  Does Health Information Exchange Meet Hospitals Information Needs? A Network Approach
  • Dissertation Committee:  Julia Adler-Milstein & Daniel Lee (Co-chairs), Marisa Eisenberg, John Hollingsworth
  • B.A., Duke University (2008)
  • Master of Public Policy, Georgetown University (2012)

Research Interests & Projects

  • Health information technology
  • Hospital quality
  • Social network analysis 

My research is defined by an interest in how things— information, practices, and patients—move through the healthcare delivery system. Towards that end, I have developed two complementary research streams. In one stream, I pursue policy oriented questions regarding the adoption and use of health information technology and health information exchange, defined as the electronic sharing of patient information between organizations. I have used a variety of psychometric and econometric methods to investigate pressing policy issues related to health IT and have now published six articles in peer-reviewed journals including Health Affairs, Health Services Research, and The Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. My second research stream is devoted to mapping the inter-organizational network of shared patients using social network analysis. In my dissertation work, I map the inter-hospital network of shared patients using Medicare data and demonstrate that some forms of network structures are associated with greater care efficiency and effectiveness. Finally, I merge these two streams by investigating the relationship between the structure of hospital networks of shared patients and engagement in health information exchange strategies.

Selected Publications

  • Everson, Jordan and Julia Adler-Milstein. “Engagement In Hospital Health Information Exchange Is Associated With Vendor Marketplace Dominance.” Health Affairs (2016): 35:1286-1293; doi:10.1377/hlthaff.2015.1215
  • Everson, Jordan, Shoou-Yih Daniel Lee, and Julia Adler-Milstein. "Achieving Adherence to Evidence-Based Practices Are Health IT and Hospital–Physician Integration Complementary or Substitutive Strategies?." Medical Care Research and Review (2016): 1077558715625011.
  • Adler‐Milstein, Julia, Jordan Everson, and Shoou‐Yih D. Lee. "EHR Adoption and Hospital Performance: Time‐Related Effects." Health services research50.6 (2015): 1751-1771.
  • Everson, Jordan, Shoou-Yih D. Lee, and Charles P. Friedman. "Reliability and validity of the American Hospital Association's national longitudinal survey of health information technology adoption." Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association (2014): amiajnl-2013.
  • Adler-Milstein, Julia, Jordan Everson, and Shoou-Yih D. Lee. "Sequencing of EHR adoption among US hospitals and the impact of meaningful use." Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association (2014): amiajnl-2014.