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Suzanne B. Bakken PhD, RN, FAAN, FACMI

  • Professor of Biomedical Informatics
  • Alumni Professor of the School of Nursing
  • Director, Center for Evidence-based Practice in the Underserved
Suzanne B. Bakken, PhD, RN, FAAN, FACMI

Current research projects involve the use of informatics tools for a variety of purposes including natural language processing of nursing narratives, interactive health communication, data mining, patient safety, meeting clinicians' information needs, and decision support.

Program of research is at the intersection of informatics, evidence-based nursing practice, and underserved populations. Primary interests include decision support systems, mobile computing, natural language processing, and use of web-based approaches for interactive health communication in underserved populations.

    Education & Training

  • BS, Nursing, Arizona State University
  • MS, University of California - San Francisco
  • PhD, Nursing, University of California - San Francisco

Centers/Institutes/Programs

  • Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center

Contact Info

Committees/Societies/Memberships

  • 2007-11: National Institute of Nursing Research, NSAA, regular scientific review panel member
  • 2007: IOM, Committee on Review of the Adoption and Implementation of Health IT Standards by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technol
  • 2002-03: IOM, Committee on Data Standards for Patient Safety
  • 2001-present: Editorial Board, Journal of Biomedical Informatics
  • 2001: Scientific Program Chair, American Medical Informatics Association
  • 1998-present: Member, Clinical LOINC Committee
  • 1998-2002: American Nurses Association Representative to Health Level 7
  • 1997-2002, 2008-10: Editorial Board, Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association
  • 1997-2002: SNOMED International, Editorial Board Consultant and Chair, Convergent Terminology Group for Nursing
  • 2006-present: Council on Advancement of Nursing Science
  • 2006-present: Institute of Medicine
  • 2004-present: New York Academy of Medicine
  • 1997-present: American College of Medical Informatics
  • 1995-present: American Academy of Nursing
  • 1992-present: American Medical Informatics Association
  • 1989-present: Sigma Theta Tau
  • 1980-present: American Nurses Association - California

Honors & Awards

  • 2008: Helen Nahm Lecture Award, University of California, San Francisco, School of Nursing
  • 2007: UCSF School of Nursing Centennial Wall of Fame
  • 2006: 21st Century Achievement Award for Education and Academia, Computerworld Honors Program
  • 2006: Institute of Medicine
  • 2004: Presidential Teaching Award, Columbia University
  • 2004: Fellow, New York Academy of Medicine
  • 1997: Fellow, American College of Medical Informatics
  • 1995: Fellow, American Academy of Nursing

Research Interests

  • HIV/AIDS
  • Chronic disease
  • Clinical decision support
  • Health disparities
  • Informatics
  • Interventions for patient self-management
  • Health literacy
  • Data and information visualizations
  • Community engagement

NIH Grants

  • PRECISION IN SYMPTOM SELF-MANAGEMENT (PRISSM) CENTER (Federal Gov)

    Aug 16 2016 - May 31 2021

    NEW YORK CITY HISPANIC DEMENTIA CAREGIVER RESEARCH PROGRAM (NHIRP) (Federal Gov)

    Jun 1 2013 - Mar 31 2018

    HIT FOR FACILITATING PROBLEM SOLVING IN DIABETES MANAGEMENT (Federal Gov)

    Sep 6 2011 - Aug 31 2017

    REDUCING HEALTH DISPARITIES THROUGH INFORMATICS (Federal Gov)

    Jul 1 2012 - Jun 30 2017

    TRAINING IN BIOMEDICAL INFORMATICS AT COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY (Federal Gov)

    Jul 1 2012 - Jun 30 2017

    ADDRESSING HOSPITAL PATIENT INFORMATION NEEDS USING A PHR PORTAL (Federal Gov)

    Aug 1 2013 - May 31 2017

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

    Apr 1 2015 - Mar 31 2017

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

    Mar 6 2013 - Dec 31 2016

    I3DEAL FOR HIV RESEARCH (Federal Gov)

    May 13 2014 - Oct 31 2016

    CLINICAL AND TRANSLATIONAL SCIENCE AWARD (UL1) (Federal Gov)

    Sep 30 2006 - Jun 30 2016

    WICER 4U (Federal Gov)

    Sep 30 2013 - Sep 30 2015

    BIOREPOSITORY FOR GENOMIC MEDICINE IN DIVERSE COMMUNITIES (Federal Gov)

    Aug 15 2011 - Jul 31 2015

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

    Sep 1 2012 - Aug 31 2014

    IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PECARN TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY PREDICTION RULES USING COMPUTERIZED CLINICAL DECISION SUPPORT: AN INTERRUPTED TIME SERIES TRIAL (Federal Gov)

    Sep 1 2010 - Aug 31 2014

    HEAL NY 6 GRANT (NY State Gov)

    Nov 1 2011 - Sep 30 2013

    WASHINGTON HEIGHTS INITIATIVE COMMUNITY-BASED COMPARATIVE EFFECTIVENESS RESEARCH (WICER) (Federal Gov)

    Sep 30 2010 - Sep 29 2013

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

    Sep 29 2007 - Jun 30 2013

    DEVELOPING AN EVALUATION PLAN FOR NLM AIDS COMMUNITY INFORMA TION OUTREACH PROGRAM (Federal Gov)

    Aug 26 2011 - Jan 8 2013

    SPNS GRANT CONTINUITY OF CARE RECORD AND PERSONAL HEALTH RECORD (Federal Gov)

    Sep 1 2011 - Aug 31 2012

    SPECIAL PROJECTS OF NATIONAL SIGNIFICANCE (Federal Gov)

    Sep 1 2007 - Aug 31 2012

    NURSE EDUCATION PRACTION PRACTICE AND RETENTION ARE (Federal Gov)

    Jul 1 2006 - Jun 30 2012

    REDUCING HEALTH DISPARITIES THROUGH INFORMATICS (Federal Gov)

    Aug 1 2002 - Jun 30 2012

    ADVANCE PRACTICE NURSING ACCESS TO ELECTRONIC RESOURCES FOR SAFETY AND QUALITY (Federal Gov)

    Mar 16 2007 - Mar 15 2009

    IMPROVING USE OF CIS IN THE UNDERSERVED THROUGH MOBILE ACCESS & DECISION SUPPORT (Federal Gov)

    Sep 25 2006 - Feb 27 2009

    MOBILE DECISION SUPPORT FOR ADVANCED PRACTICE NURSING (Federal Gov)

    May 13 2005 - Oct 30 2008

    REDUCING HEALTH DISPARITIES THROUGH INFORMATICS (Federal Gov)

    Aug 1 2002 - May 31 2007

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

    Aug 1 2001 - Apr 30 2007

Publications

  • Johnson SB, Bakken S, Dine D, Hyun S, Mendonca E, Morrison F, Bright T, Van Vleck T, Wrenn J, Stetson P. An electronic health record based on structured narrative. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association 2008;15:54-64.
  • Bakken S, Currie LM, Lee N-J, Roberts WD, Collins SA, Cimino JJ. Integrating Evidence into Clinical Information Systems for Nursing Decision Support. International Journal of Medical Informatics (in press).
  • Lee N-J, Bakken S. Development of a prototype personal digital assistant-decision support system for the management of adult obesity. International Journal of Medical Informatics 2007;76Suppl2:S281-92.
  • Ruland CM, Bakken S, Røislien J. Reliability and validity issues related to interactive tailored patient assessments: a case study. J Med Internet Res. 2007 Aug 1;9(3):e22.
  • Lai T-Y, Larson EL, Rockoff ML, Bakken S. User Acceptance of HIV TIDES - Tailored Interventions for Management of Depressive Symptoms in Persons Living with HIV/AIDS. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association e-pub 2007 December 20.
  • Bakken, S. Informatics for patient safety: A nursing research perspective. Annual Review of Nursing Research 2006;24:219-254.
  • Bakken, S., Grullon-Figueroa, L. Izquierdo, R., Lee, N-J., Morin, P., Palmas, W., Teresi, J., Weinstock, R.S., Shea, S., Starren, J. for the IDEATel Consortium. Development, validation, and use of English and Spanish Versions of the Telemedicine Satisfaction and Usefulness Questionnaire. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association 2006; 13(6):660-7.
  • Cimino JJ, Bakken S. Personal digital educators. New England Journal of Medicine 2005; 351(9):860-862.
  • Dykes PC, Acevedo K, Boldrighini J, Boucher C, Frumento K, Gray P, Hall D, Smith L, Swallow A, Yarkoni A, Bakken S. Clinical practice guideline adherence before and after implementation of the HEARTFELT (HEART Failure Effectiveness & Leadership Team) intervention. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing 2005;20(5):306-314
  • Bakken S, Hyun S, Friedman C, Johnson S. ISO Reference Terminology Models for Nursing: Applicability for natural language processing. International Journal of Biomedical Informatics 2005;74(7-8):615-622.

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