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Dr. Steven M. Handler is an assistant professor of medicine, with appointments in biomedical informatics, geriatrics, and clinical and translational science. In addition to being a core faculty member in the RAND-University of Pittsburgh Health Institute (RUPHI) and a research scientist in the Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center (GRECC) at the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Dr. Handler is a practicing geriatrician with direct patient care and medical director responsibilities in the nursing home setting. He is also the medical director for long-term care health information technology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Handler's research concerns medication and patient safety, primarily in the nursing home setting. His most recent research focuses on the use of active medication monitoring systems to detect and reduce the number of adverse drug events among nursing home residents.