William Trick, MD

Director, Collaborative Research Unit

Cook County Health 

Dr. Trick is the Director of the Collaborative Research Unit for Cook County Health and Professor of Medicine at Rush University Medical Center. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Clinical Informatics, and is a clinician at Stroger Hospital of Cook County (formerly Cook County Hospital). Before joining the Collaborative Research Unit, Dr. Trick was an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer with the Hospital Infections Program at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and then a medical epidemiologist with the Health Outcomes Branch in the Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, CDC.


Dr. Trick’s research interests include building systems to link electronic medical record to data from other health sectors, primarily public health informatics activities. He is excited about the promise of MRAIA as a non-profit entity that can function as an honest broker and neutral site to facilitate data linkage projects for research and public health activities.

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