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Ashley N.D. Meyer, Ph.D.

Ashley N.D. Meyer, Ph.D.

Cognitive Psychologist, Health Policy, Quality & Informatics Program, Center for Innovations in Quality, Effectiveness and Safety, Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Health Services Research, Baylor College of Medicine


Phone: 713-440-4660

Phone: 713-791-1414 ext. 10360

Research Interests

  • Understanding physician cognition related to diagnostic decision-making
  • Understanding the role that Health Information Technology (HIT) plays in improving or worsening diagnostic accuracy
  • Improving diagnostic decision-makig and reducing diagnostic errors
  • Metacognition
  • Research methods and quantitative analysis


  • Health Services Research Postdoctoral Fellowship, Center for Innovations in Quality, Effectiveness and Safety, Houston, Texas
  • Ph.D., Cognitive Psychology (Neuroscience), Rice University, Houston, Texas
  • M.A., Cognitive Psychology (Neuroscience), Rice University, Houston, Texas
  • B.S., Psychology, Texas Lutheran University, Seguin, Texas

Awards and Activities

  • IQuESt Early Career Faculty Research Award, 2019
  • Co-Chair, Research Committee of the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine
  • Veterans Affairs Health System Impact Award honoring research that significantly impacted clinical practice and policy (PI- Hardeep Singh and the Houston DISCovery Team), 2016
  • US Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Academic Affiliations Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • Rice University Graduate Fellowship
  • Gordon S. Knaier Award for Psychological Research, Texas Lutheran University

Dr. Meyer's PubMed Link*

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