Yaa Kumah-Crystal, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor Biomedical Informatics
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Yaa Kumah-Crystal, MD, MPH, MS, is an Assistant Professor of Biomedical Informatics and Pediatric Endocrinology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr. Kumah-Crystal’s research focuses on studying communication and documentation in healthcare and developing strategies to improve workflow and patient care delivery. Dr. Kumah-Crystal works in the Innovations Portfolio at Vanderbilt HealthIT on the development of Voice Assistant Technology to improve the usability of the EHR through Natural language communication. Within VUMC HealthIT, Dr. Kumah-Crystal functions as a Core Design Advisor. In this role, she works across clinical systems, to perform internal reviews on and provide advice about EHR change and integration projects– with the goals of optimizing products and processes. Dr. Kumah-Crystal remains clinically active and supervises Pediatric Endocrine Fellows and sees her own clinic patients. Her research and affiliated publications define the use of technology to improve care and communication for providers and patients.