Zoe Co

Zoe Co

Health Infrastructures and Learning Systems (HILS) PhD student

1161 300 North Ingalls Building


Zoe is a PhD student in the Health Infrastructures and Learning Systems program. Previously, she was a project coordinator in the Department of General Internal Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. She graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 2017, earning a B.S. in Biological Sciences and a Certificate in the Conceptual Foundations of Medicine. At the Brigham, Zoe primarily worked on developing and updating the clinical content for the Leapfrog Group’s CPOE Evaluation Tool. Through her work, she has gained special interest in health IT and patient safety. As patient care becomes further digitized, Zoe believes it is vital to continually evaluate the health-IT systems that clinicians and patients interact with in the pursuit of preventing patient harm and promoting patient safety and quality.

Zoe loves traveling and learning about new cultures and places through food! She also enjoys skiing and hiking.


Areas of Interest

patient safety, quality improvement, clinical informatics

Published Articles or Reviews

  • Co Z, Holmgren AJ, Classen DC, et al. The Development and Piloting of the Ambulatory Electronic Health Record Evaluation Tool: Lessons Learned. Appl Clin Inform. 2021;12(1):153-163. doi:10.1055/s-0041-1722917
  • Co Z, Holmgren AJ, Classen DC, et al. The tradeoffs between safety and alert fatigue: Data from a national evaluation of hospital medication-related clinical decision support. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2020;27(8):1252-1258. doi:10.1093/jamia/ocaa098
  • Classen DC, Holmgren AJ, Co Z, Newmark LP, Seger D, Danforth M, Bates DW. National Trends in the Safety Performance of Electronic Health Record Systems From 2009 to 2018. JAMA Netw Open. 2020 May 1;3(5):e205547. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.5547. PMID: 32469412; PMCID: PMC7260621.
  • Holmgren AJ, Co Z, Newmark L, Danforth M, Classen D, Bates D. Assessing the safety of electronic health records: a national longitudinal study of medication-related decision support. BMJ Qual Saf. 2020 Jan;29(1):52-59. doi: 10.1136/bmjqs-2019-009609. Epub 2019 Jul 18. PMID: 31320497.

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