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Ari Pollack

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Nephrology
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education

Seattle Children’s
OC.9.820 – Nephrology
4800 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105

P: 206-987-2524


Education and Training

Master Information Management, 2014
University of Washington (UW)

Fellowship, 2014, Pediatric Nephrology
Seattle Children’s Hospital

Medical Residency, 2005, Pediatrics
Seattle Children's Hospital

Internship, 2003, Pediatrics
Seattle Children's Hospital

Medical education, 2002
Tulane University-School of Medicine

Research Interests

Understand how information technology can lower the burden and better support clinicians and patients when making health related decisions.


Different Roles with Different Goals: Designing to Support Shared Situational Awareness between Patients and Clinicians in the Hospital. Pollack AH, Mishra S, Apodaca C, Khelifi M, Haldar S, Pratt W. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, November 2020,

Reflecting on patient‐generated photographs of the pediatric renal transplant experience. Pollack, A.H., Snyder J. Pediatric Transplantation. 2020 October DOI: 10.1111/petr.13896

The Patient Advice System: A Technology Probe Study to Enable Peer Support in the Hospital. Haldar S, Mishra S, Kim Y, Hartzler A, Pollack AH, Pratt W.. Proc ACM Hum-Comput Interact. 2020 Oct;4 (CSCW2): Article 12.

The Value of Patient-Peer Support in Improving Hospital Safety. Haldar S, Mishra SR, Khelifi M, Pollack AH, Pratt W. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2019;257:152-156.PMID: 30741188

Use and impact of an online community for hospital patients. Haldar S, Mishra SR, Kim Y, Hartzler A, Pollack AH, Pratt W. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2020 Apr 1;27(4):549-557. doi: 10.1093/jamia/ocz212. PMID: 31986197

Informatics opportunities to involve patients in hospital safety: a conceptual model. Haldar S, Mishra SR, Pollack AH, Pratt W. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2020 Feb 1;27(2):202-211. doi: 10.1093/jamia/ocz167. PMID: 31578546.

Association of Health Record Visualizations With Physicians' Cognitive Load When Prioritizing Hospitalized Patients. Pollack AH, Pratt W. JAMA Netw Open. 2020 Jan 3;3(1):e1919301. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2019.19301. PMID: 31940040.

Using dynamic treatment regimes to understand erythropoietin-stimulating agent hyporesponsiveness. Pollack AH, Oron AP, Flynn JT, Munshi R.Pediatr Nephrol. 2018 Aug;33(8):1411-1417. doi: 10.1007/s00467-018-3948-9. Epub 2018 Apr 4.PMID: 29619552

You Can't Treat a Problem if You Don't Recognize It. Pollack AH, Flynn JT.Pediatrics. 2018 Feb;141(2):e20173756. doi: 10.1542/peds.2017-3756.

Knowledge Crystallization and Clinical Priorities: Evaluating How Physicians Collect and Synthesize Patient-Related Data. Pollack, A.H., Tweedy, C.G., Blondon, K., Pratt, W. AMIA Annual Symposium Proceedings. 2014 Nov 17. 2014: 1874-1883.

Bursting the Information Bubble: Identifying Opportunities for Pediatric Patient-Centered Technology. Miller, A.D., Pollack, A.H., Pratt, W. AMIA Annual Symposium Proceedings. Vol. 2016.

PD-atricians: Leveraging Physicians and Participatory Design to Develop Novel Clinical Information Tools. Pollack, A.H., Miller, A.D., Mishra, S., Pratt, W. AMIA Annual Symposium Proceedings. Vol. 2016.

Scared to go to the Hospital’: Inpatient Experiences with Undesirable Events. Haldar, S., Filipkowski, A., Mishra, S.R., Brown, C.S, Elera, R.G, Pollack, A.H., Pratt, W. AMIA Annual Symposium Proceedings 2016. Nov 12-16

Closing the Gap: Supporting Patients’ Transition to Self-Management after Hospitalization. Pollack, A., Backonja, U., Miller, A.D., Mishra, S., Khelifi, M., Kendall, L., Pratt, W. Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2016). San Jose, California. May 7-12, 2016.

Not Just a Receiver’: Understanding Patient Behavior in the Hospital Environment. Mishra, S., Haldar, S., Pollack, A., Kendall, L., Miller, A.D., Khelifi, M., Pratt, W. Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2016). San Jose, California. May 7-12, 2016.

Partners in Care: Design Considerations for Caregivers and Patients During a Hospital Stay. Miller, A. D., Mishra, S., Kendall, L., Haldar, S., Pollack, A., Pratt, W. Proceedings of the 19th ACM conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing – CSCW ’16, San Francisco, California, February 27-March 2, 2016.

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