• Professor, Biomedical Informatics
  • Professor, College Of Nursing

Research Summary

Clinical Research Informatics; clinical decision support, computer based guidelines and protocols; standards & structured terminologies; personal health records/consumer informatics/person-generated health data; research with sensors; environment


  • PhD, Nursing/Informatics, University of Utah. Project: Patterns of noncompliance with recommendations from a computerized insulin protocol.
  • MS, Nursing/Nursing Informatics, University of Utah
  • BS, Nursing, Westminster College of Salt Lake City
  • RN diploma, Nursing, Lutheran Hospital School for Nurses, Moline, IL


I am a first-gen college graduate, who grew up in a rural community. I practiced nursing clinically for about 12 years before transitioning to eduction and informatics. I worked for a University spin-off company (Applied Clinical Informatics/Mosby Consumer Health) that was started by Homer Warner, Jr. and Omar Bouhaddou to produce Iliad decision support software and a consumer product derived from that; this was my introduction to knowledge engineering and the world of informatics. I now work extensively with the Utah CTSI and the Utah Data Coordinating Center; and I co-direct the Center of Excellence for Exposure Health Informatics.