Dr. Dombkowski’s research is focused on improving the effectiveness and efficiency of health services to children. His research includes studies aimed at mechanisms to improve the timeliness of childhood vaccinations, as well as fostering appropriate preventive services for children with chronic conditions. Much of Dr. Dombkowski’s research evaluates improvements to pediatric health services that are fostered by information technology enhancements.
Dr. Dombkowski is active in several collaborations with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), including several initiatives evaluating the Michigan Care Improvement Registry (MCIR). In addition, Dr. Dombkowski collaborates with several co-investigators on several studies related to improving health outcomes among children with chronic conditions such as sickle cell disease, inflammatory bowel disease and asthma.
In addition to his research interests, Dr. Dombkowski has extensive experience with health care information systems, especially immunization registries, public health data management systems and administrative claims data. In collaboration with Michigan State University, Dr. Dombkowski is supporting the development and implementation of the Flint Registry under a CDC-funded grant. Dr. Dombkowski is also evaluating data quality for blood lead testing results for the Michigan Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program. Dr. Dombkowski’s experience is also applied in the classroom; he teaches Population Health Informatics (HMP / SI 611), a graduate level course in the University of Michigan School of Public Health that explores the foundation of health information systems supporting population health management.
DrPH, Public Health Policy, University of Michigan School of Public Health, 2001
M.S., Natural Resources, University of Michigan School of Natural Resources, 1983
B.S., Natural Resources, University of Michigan, 1980