IDR Testimonials

Patrick J Tighe
Department: MD-ANESTHESIOLOGY-GENERAL

Patrick J Tighe MD, MS

Associate Professor Of Anesthesiology; Donn M. Dennis MD Professorship In Anesthetic Innovation; Co-Director, Perioperative Cognitive Anesthesia Network; Associate Professor Of Orthopaedics And Information Systems And Operations Management
Phone: (352) 273-7844

“The IDR team has helped us develop a data model for perioperative variables. They’ve also offered an excellent consulting service, helping us identify the best approaches and sources needed to answer our research questions on perioperative pain and cognition. Perhaps best of all, they’ve also been a great partner in continuously developing new ideas for research programs and methods, helping link together researchers from across UF. 

The IDR team members are true experts in applied biomedical informatics. They are responsive and service-oriented, and they take professional pride in the quality and accuracy of their work. They have helped anticipate and preempt issues in data collection, preprocessing and analysis, improving the overall quality of research products. I also appreciate that they are organically inquisitive and genuinely interested in the research problems themselves, fostering a team-based mentality in moving projects forward. 

It’s best to get the IDR team involved as early as possible in the process, and to be open to feedback and redirection in how to most effectively proceed on the project at hand.”

Patrick Tighe, M.D., M.S. Associate Professor


Robert Lucero
Department: Family, Community and Health Systems Science

Robert Lucero PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN

Associate Professor Of Nursing
Phone: (352) 273-6370

“I have worked with the IDR team for the past five years. The team has been collaborative and instrumental creating an efficient process of data acquisition.

The IDR staff have gone out of their way to meet as often as needed to ensure that our data requests are provided to us with a reasonable turnaround time.

Working with the IDR team takes the mystery and guessing out of the processes of getting data that can lead to scientific discovery, as well as identifying clinically meaningful patterns.”

Robert J. Lucero, Ph.D., M.P.H., R.N., FAAN Associate Professor