Mollie R. Cummins, PhD, RN, FAAN, FACMI

Curriculum Vitae

  • Associate Professor, College Of Nursing
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Biomedical Informatics Resrch
  • Presidential Scholar
  • Associate Dean for Research and the PhD Program, College Of Nursing



  • BSN, Nursing, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • MSN, Family Nurse Practitioner track, Northern Kentucky University
  • PhD, Nursing Science, Information Science, Indiana University

Honors & Awards

  • Ambassador. Friends of the National Institute of Nursing Reseaarch, 01/2017
  • Distinguished Poster Award. American Medical Informatics Association, 11/2016
  • Fellow. American College of Medical Informatics, 11/2016
  • Presidential Scholar. University of Utah, 07/2016
  • Best Original Scientific Poster Award for NACCT 2014. American Association of Poison Control Centers/ North American Conference on Clinical Toxicology, 10/01/2015
  • "Fifteen Leading Professors of Nursing Informatics". Media/, 01/2015
  • 2014 Harriet H. Werley Award for nursing informatics. American Medical Informatics Association, Nursing Informatics Working Group, 11/15/2014
  • Nominee, Distinguished Paper Award. American Medical Informatics Association, 10/21/2014
  • Fellow. American Academy of Nursing, 10/2014
  • Alumni Legacy Leader Award. Indiana University School of Nursing, 06/2014
  • Excellence in Research Award. Gammo Rho Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International, 04/2014
  • Excellence in Research & Scholarship Award. University of Utah College of Nursing, 08/25/2012
  • Full scholarship, Complex Systems Summer School. Santa Fe Institute and National Science Foundation (Grant No. 0200500) , 06/01/2007
  • Emily Holmquist Award. Indiana University Alumni Association and Indiana University School of Nursing, 05/01/2004
  • University Graduate Fellowship. Indiana University, 08/01/2000
  • National Research Service Award. Indiana University/ National Institute for Nursing Research T32 Training Grant, 08/01/2000
  • MSN Research Excellence Award. Northern Kentucky University, 05/01/2000
  • Dean's Research Award. University of Illinois College of Nursing, 05/01/1994


  • VA Salt Lake Informatics, Decision Enhancement, and Surveillance Center (IDEAS), Affiliated Investigator, 03/01/2013 - present
  • Salt Lake City VA Medical Center (SLCVAMC), Research WOC, 05/01/2009 - present

In the Media

  • Profile piece in peer-reviewed journal: Nicoll, L. H. (2015). "Introducing Mollie Cummins, PhD, RN, FAAN." CIN: Computers, Informatics, Nursing 33(8): 333-334. 08/01/2015.
  • Featured as one of "Fifteen Leading Professors of Nursing Informatics". 07/01/2015.
  • Featured Health IT Success Story on AHRQ Health IT Portfolio Youtube Channel. 05/15/2014.


Mollie R. Cummins, PhD, RN, FAAN is an Associate Professor of Nursing and Adjunct Associate Professor of Biomedical Informatics at the University of Utah. She holds a PhD in nursing science and information science from Indiana University. In 2007, she studied methods of complexity science including agent-based modeling and network analysis at the Santa Fe Institute. Prior to her career in informatics, she practiced as an emergency nurse and family nurse practitioner. She has made numerous scholarly contributions in informatics, and leads an award-winning program of research related to the induction of knowledge models for clinical decision support and informatics applications in poison control. Dr. Cummins serves on the Board of Scientific Counselors of the Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications, the intramural research division of the National Library of Medicine. She serves is current President of the Utah Nursing Informatics Network and she is an elected member of the national steering committee of the Alliance for Nursing Informatics. At University of Utah, she is leading an AHRQ funded study to develop and evaluate a health information exchange process for emergency departments and poison control centers (1 R01 HS021472-01A1). She is also engaged in two Department of Veterans Affairs studies entailing the use of “big data” methods to develop predictive models of both MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) colonization and homelessness among veterans. She has authored over 60 articles, book chapters, scientific papers, and abstracts, and serves as a section editor for the journal "CIN: Computers, Informatics, and Nursing".