Bruce L. Lambert
Bruce Lambert is a professor in the Department of Communication Studies at Northwestern University. He also holds a courtesy appointment in the Department of Medical Social Sciences at Northwestern, and is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Systems, Outcomes, and Policy at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy. His research focuses on health communication, drug name confusion, patient and medication safety, health information technology, prescribing behavior, pharmaceutical promotion, medical liability reform, and health outcomes associated with provider-patient communication.
Lambert’s publications have appeared in JAMA, The Archives of Internal Medicine, Journal of General Internal Medicine, Medical Care, The American Journal of Epidemiology, Drug Safety, Health Communication, Social Science & Medicine, The American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy, and many others. He is also president of BLL Consulting, Inc. a firm that specializes in problems that involve health, communication, and technology. He blogs about communication at HowCommunicationWorks.com.
- PhD, Speech Communication, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
- AM, Speech Communication, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
- AB, Speech Communication, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
- Latent Class Analysis of Prescribing Behavior of Primary Care Physicians in the Veterans Health Administration
- Indication alerts to improve problem list documentation
- Interpretability of the audiogram by audiologists and physician non-specialists
- Automated detection of wrong-drug prescribing errors
- Effect of Restriction of the Number of Concurrently Open Records in an Electronic Health Record on Wrong-Patient Order Errors: A Randomized Clinical Trial
- Ten Principles for More Conservative, Care-Full Diagnosis
- Comm_St 205: Theories of Persuasion