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Tyler G. James, PhD, MCHES


Assistant Professor

Dr. James is an Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Family Medicine. His research focuses on questions of health equity and healthcare access, utilization, and delivery among people with disabilities, particularly among people who are deaf/hard-of-hearing and DeafBlind; these interests include interventions within the electronic health record to improve the quality of care for patients with disabilities. Dr. James is also interested in the integration of advanced quantitative methods (e.g., latent variable modeling, time-varying effects modeling) in mixed methods research. His research has been funded by the Society for Public Health Education, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and the National Institute for Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research.


Developmental disabilities, Disparities in care coordination among patients with rare diseases, Weathering

University Affiliation(s)

Center for Disability Health and Wellness

Community and Professional Affiliation(s)

AcademyHealth | American Medical Informatics Association | American Public Health Association | Association of Medical Professionals with Hearing Loss | CHARGE Syndrome Foundation | Mixed Methods International Research Association

Research Area(s)

Clinical research | Epidemiology | Health disparities | Health services research | Human-Computer Interaction | Social Determinants of Health


  • Principal investigator of: Development of a conceptual model of emergency department utilization among deaf and hard-of-hearing patients: A mixed methods study
  • Principal investigator of: Assessing the Deaf patient’s experience in the emergency department
  • Principal investigator of: North Central Florida Signing Alliance (Deaf community participatory program for civic health)
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