Kera Luckritz, DO, MPH

Health Infrastructures and Learning Systems (HILS) PhD Student
Associate Chief Medical Information Officer, C.S. Mott Children's Hospital
Clinical Assistant Professor Pediatric Nephrology


Kera Luckritz received her medical degree from the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine.  She completed a pediatrics residency at Geisinger Medical Center followed by a fellowship at Seattle Children’s where she also earned a MPH in Epidemiology from the University of Washington.  She entered the informatics community in 2011 when she became Associate Chief Medical Information Officer for C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital at Michigan Medicine.  Her research focus within learning health systems includes data stewardship and trust in appropriate use and security of personal health data.

What attracted you to the HILS Program?  

I believe healthcare is at a watershed moment and it excites me to potentially be able to influence how we collaborate as a workforce to provide the best possible care to members of the community.  The HILS program offers the skills and training to be able to see the ‘big picture’ as well as the nuances of a learning health system.   

Areas of Interest

Research and scholarly interests:  My scholarly interest in the HILS program relates to data and trust.  This involves researcher and clinical trust in data accuracy as well as patient trust in the stewardship and maintenance of privacy of health data. 

Subject matter expertise:  I am formally trained in Pediatric Nephrology with a clinical focus in pediatric dialysis.  I am also Associate Chief Medical Information Officer for C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital which has given me ‘real-word’ exposure to clinical informatics and how it can be leveraged to improve care.