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Kenrick Dwain Cato PhD

  • Assistant Professor of Nursing
Kenrick Dwain Cato, PhD

Kenrick Cato, PhD, RN, CPHIMS, is a Nurse Researcher/Assistant Professor for NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University School of Nursing, respectively. Dr. Cato worked as a staff nurse at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital providing care for surgical oncology patients and as a clinical analyst, working on projects to improve patient safety through the use of the hospital’s electronic systems. Dr. Cato’s program of research focuses on the use of data science to investigate ways of improving patient safety, quality of care, and individual health. Towards these goals, Dr. Cato’s previous work has included National Institute of Health funded research in health communication via mobile health platforms, shared decision making in primary care settings and data mining of electronic patient records. His current projects include automated data mining of electronic patient records to discover characters about a patient that are often missed by clinicians. He has published his findings in numerous peer-reviewed journals and at national and international conferences.

My program of research focuses on utilizing data science approaches to support clinical decision making.

    Education & Training

  • BA, 1994 Biology/Anthropology, Swarthmore College
  • BS, 2008 Nursing, Columbia University School of Nursing
  • PhD, RN, 2014 Clinical Informatics, Columbia University School of Nursing

Contact Info

Committees/Societies/Memberships

American Medical Informatics Association 2009-Present

Oncology Nursing Society 2008- Present

Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) 2010-Present

Sigma Theta Tau – Honor Society of Nursing 2012-Present

Honors & Awards

2005 Bronze Star Medal – Untied States Army

2007 Lincoln Scholar – Columbia University

2009 Oncology Nurse Scholar – Columbia University

2012 Jonas Veterans Scholar – Jonas Foundation

2015 Fellow, New York Academy of Medicine

2015 Fellow, Health Innovation Technology Laboratory (HITLAB)

NIH Grants

  • USE OF MHEALTH TECHNOLOGY FOR SUPPORTING SYMPTOM MANAGEMENT IN UNDERSERVED PERSONS LIVING WITH HIV (Federal Gov)

    Apr 1 2015 - Mar 31 2018

    COMMUNICATING NARRATIVE CONCERNS ENTERED BY RNS (CONCERN): DECISION SUPPORT FOR RISKY PATIENT STATES (Federal Gov)

    Apr 6 2017 - Oct 31 2017

    FINDING A SAFER WAY: NOVEL INTERACTION DESIGN APPROACHES TO HEALTH IT SAFETY (Federal Gov)

    Jul 1 2015 - Apr 30 2017

    FINDING A SAFER WAY: NOVEL INTERACTION DESIGN APPROACHES TO HEALTH IT SAFETY (Federal Gov)

    Jul 1 2015 - Apr 30 2017

    HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY TO REDUCE HEALTHCARE-ASSOCIATED INFECTIONS: HIT-HAI (Federal Gov)

    Mar 6 2013 - Dec 31 2016

    INFORMING THE DEVELOPMENT OF MOBILE APPS FOR HIV PREVENTION, TREATMENT AND CARE (Federal Gov)

    Sep 1 2012 - Aug 31 2014

    CENTER FOR EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE IN THE UND (Federal Gov)

    Sep 29 2007 - Jun 30 2013

Publications

Cato KD, Bockting W, Larson E. Did I Tell You That? Ethical Issues Related to Using Computational Methods to Discover Non-Disclosed Patient Characteristics. Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics. 2016 Jul ;11(3):214-9.

Yoon S, Cohen B, Cato KD, Liu J, Larson EL. Visualization of Data Regarding Infections Using Eye Tracking Techniques. Journal of Nursing Scholarship. 2016 May 1;48(3):244-53.

Cato, KD., Cohen, B., Larson, E. (2015). Data elements and validation methods used for electronic surveillance of health care-associated infections: A systematic review. American Journal of Infection Control, 43(6):600-605. PMCID: PMC4456686.

Cato, KD., Cohen, B., Larson, E. (2015). Data elements and validation methods used for electronic surveillance of health care-associated infections: A systematic review. American Journal of Infection Control, 43(6):600-605. PMCID: PMC4456686.

Hum, R.S., Cato, K., Sheehan, B., Patel, S., Duchon, J., et al. (2014). Developing clinical decision support within a commercial electronic health record system to improve antimicrobial prescribing in the neonatal ICU. Appl Clin Inform, 5(2):368-87. PMCID: PMC4081742. 

Collins, S.A., Cato, KD., Albers, D., Scott, K., Stetson, P.D., Bakken, S., Vawdrey, D.K. (2013). Relationship between nursing documentation and patients' mortality. Am J Crit Care, 22(4):306-313. PMCID: PMC3771321.

Cato K, Bakken S. What Am I Giving Tonight? Information Needs of Nurses Related To Patient Medications Administration While Using a Clinical Information System. (2012). NI 2012: The 11th International Congress on Nursing Informatics.

For a complete list of publications, please visit PubMed.gov