Rekar Taymour is a health services research associate in the department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School. As a core member of the ACUTE Care Research Unit, he conducts and oversees research in multiple ongoing projects related to pre-hospital and acute-care delivery.
Interdisciplinary by training and perspective, he actively seeks to incorporate organizational behavior and management theory, health psychology, and medical sociology into health services research. Specifically, he is interested in organizational factors impacting performance, quality, outcomes, and strategy in healthcare delivery.
Prior to this position, Mr. Taymour’s experience included developing patient-centered clinical decision aid tools, determining common indicators for community health worker program evaluation, evaluating enrollee experiences with Michigan Medicaid expansion, and understanding organizational factors impacting acute-care hospital use of electronic health records.
Mr. Taymour earned a Master of Science in Health Services Research from the University of Michigan Department of Health Management and Policy in 2016 and a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Social Science in Health and Society from Michigan State University in 2013.