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

Research Summary

Poison Control - Emergency Department Electronic Information Exchange, Predictive modeling of poison control outcomes, Using data mining methods to enable epidemiological study of medical unexplained syndromes

Education

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

Biography

Mollie R. Cummins, PhD, RN, FAAN, FACMI is an Associate Professor of Nursing and Associate Dean for Research and PhD Program at the University of Utah College of Nursing, Adjunct Associate Professor of Biomedical Informatics at the University of Utah School of Medicine, and Presidential Scholar. 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, particularly in the areas of poison control informatics, health information exchange and applied data science. Dr. Cummins chairs 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 is a former President of the Utah Nursing Informatics Network and former elected member of the national steering committee of the Alliance for Nursing Informatics. At University of Utah, she’s led a series of studies related to informatics applications in poison control, and she is currently leading an AHRQ funded study to develop and evaluate a health information exchange process for emergency departments and poison control centers (AHRQR01HS021472). She is also heavily engaged in clinical research informatics; she serves as a biomedical informatics lead for the University of Utah Center for Clinical and Translational Science (NCATS UL1TR001067). As a co-investigator for the Utah PRISMS Center (NIBIB U54EB021973), she is contributing to the development of a research informatics platform that enables the integration of air quality sensors into studies of pediatric asthma. She has authored numerous articles, book chapters, scientific papers, and abstracts, and previously served as a journal editor.

 

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

Mollie R. Cummins, PhD, RN, FAAN, FACMI is an Associate Professor of Nursing and Associate Dean for Research and PhD Program at the University of Utah College of Nursing, Adjunct Associate Professor of Biomedical Informatics at the University of Utah School of Medicine, and Presidential Scholar. 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, particularly in the areas of poison control informatics, health information exchange and applied data science. Dr. Cummins chairs 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 is a former President of the Utah Nursing Informatics Network and former elected member of the national steering committee of the Alliance for Nursing Informatics. At University of Utah, she’s led a series of studies related to informatics applications in poison control, and she is currently leading an AHRQ funded study to develop and evaluate a health information exchange process for emergency departments and poison control centers (AHRQR01HS021472). She is also heavily engaged in clinical research informatics; she serves as a biomedical informatics lead for the University of Utah Center for Clinical and Translational Science (NCATS UL1TR001067). As a co-investigator for the Utah PRISMS Center (NIBIB U54EB021973), she is contributing to the development of a research informatics platform that enables the integration of air quality sensors into studies of pediatric asthma. She has authored numerous articles, book chapters, scientific papers, and abstracts, and previously served as a journal editor.