Judy Murphy

Judy Murphy, RN, FACMI, LFHIMSS, FAAN is a nurse executive and health IT leader with a long history in health informatics. She was Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) at IBM Global Healthcare, where she built relationships and expanded business across the healthcare industry and served as strategic advisor to clients. Prior to working at IBM, she was CNO and Deputy National Coordinator for Programs and Policy at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) in Washington D.C. In these roles, she led federal efforts to assist health care providers in adopting health information technology to improve care and to promote consumers’ greater understanding and use of health information technology for their own health. Judy came to ONC with 25 years of health informatics experience at Aurora Health Care in Wisconsin, a large integrated delivery network. As Vice President-EHR Applications, she led their Application and EHR program since 1995, when Aurora was an early adopter of health IT.  She has published over 100 articles and book chapters, and has done hundreds of presentations nationally and internationally.

She served on the AMIA and HIMSS Board of Directors, is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing and the American College of Medical Informatics and is a HIMSS Lifetime Fellow. She has received numerous awards, including the AMIA 2020 Virginia K. Saba Informatics Award, the HIMSS 2018 Most Influential Women in Health IT, the AMIA 2014 Don Eugene Detmer Award for Health Policy Contributions in Informatics, the HIMSS 2014 Federal Health IT Leadership Award, and the HIMSS 2006 Nursing Informatics Leadership Award.

Victoria L Tiase

Victoria L Tiase, PhD, RN-BC, FAMIA, FNAP, FAAN is the Director of Research Science at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and Assistant Professor of Health Informatics at Weill Cornell Medicine. Her expertise ranges from leading EHR implementations, leveraging patient-generated health data, to mentoring digital health startups. Dr. Tiase serves on the boards of the Alliance for Nursing Informatics, AMIA, NODE.Health, and editorial board of the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. She was appointed as the informatics expert to the National Academy of Medicine’s Future of Nursing 2030 Committee to envision the nurse’s role in using technology to tackle disparities, promote health equity, and create healthier communities. She completed her BSN at the University of Virginia, MSN at Columbia University, and PhD from the University of Utah. 

Marisa Wilson

Marisa Wilson DNSc, MHSc, RN, CPHIMS, RN-BC, FAMIA, FAAN is Interim Department Chair for Family, Community and Health Systems at the University of Alabama Birmingham School of Nursing where she is also an Associate Professor, Coordinator for the MSN Nursing Informatics Program, and Director of the Graduate Leadership Pathways. She has been a licensed RN since 1994. She is a faculty member in the Executive Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), Post BSN DNP, Post MSN DNP and MSN programs at UAB. She is active in nursing informatics leadership for the American Academy of Nursing, AMIA, and HIMSS/TIGER. She is a Board Member of CAHIIM and a member of the AMIA AHIC workgroups and on the revision team for the ANA Scope and Standards of Nursing Informatics Practice and the AACN Essentials Re-Envisioning team.

Joyce Sensmeier

Joyce Sensmeier MS, RN-BC, FHIMSS, FAAN is the Senior Advisor, Informatics for HIMSS, a non-profit organization focused on reforming the global health ecosystem through the power of information and technology. In this role she provides thought leadership in the areas of clinical informatics, interoperability and standards programs and initiatives. Sensmeier served as Vice President, Informatics at HIMSS from 2005-2019. She is president of IHE USA, a non-profit organization whose mission is to improve our nation's healthcare by promoting the adoption and use of IHE and other world-class standards, tools, and services for interoperability. An internationally recognized speaker and author of numerous book chapters and articles, Sensmeier achieved fellowship in the American Academy of Nursing in 2010. 

Martha Turner

Martha Turner, PhD, RN-BC, FAAN is a Clinical Assoc. Adjunct Prof., University of Minnesota School of Nursing; and a Consultant, American Nurses Association, Center Ethics and Human Rights. She is a native of Minnesota, is a consultant to the Center for Ethics and Human Rights (CEHR) at the American Nurses Association and an adjunct professor at the U of M School of Nursing. As Associate Director of CEHR (2006-2017), she served as content editor, revision coordinator, and co-lead writer for the 2015 revision of the Code of Ethics for Nurses with Interpretive Statements. From 2018-2021 she represented the US revising the ICN Code of Ethics.  She retired from the Air Force after 30 years. Her responsibilities included: Associate Dean of the Graduate School of Nursing, Director of the International Health Program at Uniformed Services University, and Ethics Consultant to the Air Force Surgeon General. She provides formal and informal ethics education across the U.S. and abroad.

Her educational preparation includes the University of Minnesota for a BS and PhD, Loma Linda University for an MSN and Ball State University for an MA in Counseling Psychology.

Alvin D. Jeffery

Alvin D. Jeffery, PhD, RN-BC, CCRN-K, FNP-BC is an Assistant Professor of Nursing and Biomedical Informatics at Vanderbilt University; and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. He completed his PhD (Nursing Science & Health Services Research) at Vanderbilt University’s School of Nursing in 2017 and a Medical Informatics Post-Doctoral Fellowship with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and Vanderbilt University’s Department of Biomedical Informatics in 2019. Dr. Jeffery is currently funded by an AHRQ K12 focused on Learning Healthcare Systems. He has a background in pediatric critical care nursing and as a staff educator at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. He holds board certifications in nursing professional development, pediatric critical care nursing, and as a Family Nurse Practitioner.

Steve Johnson

Steve Johnson, PhD, FAMIA is an Assistant Professor and Scientific Director, Clinical Informatics in the Institute for Health Informatics (IHI) at the University of Minnesota. Prior to joining the University, he had a successful career as VP/CTO in leading healthcare companies where he led technology, product development and data analytics teams. He has extensive experience using the OMOP data model and the OHDSI platform for healthcare data science and has been teaching graduate courses focused on using real-world healthcare data for evidence generation.

Brenda Kulhanek

Brenda Kulhanek, PhD, RN-BC, NPD-BC, NE-BC is the Academic Program Director and Associate Professor for Nursing Informatics within the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing in Nashville, TN. Dr. Kulhanek is board-certified in nursing informatics, nursing professional development, and nursing executive leadership. Dr. Kulhanek’s past professional roles include Division VP of Clinical Education for TriStar Health in Nashville, TN; corporate AVP of Clinical Education for HCA in Nashville, TN; and corporate director of informatics at Adventist Health in Sacramento, CA. She has direct experience working with EHR implementations, workflow and workload analysis and improvements, and informatics education and competency. Her most recently developed work is a nationally-available electronic informatics competency education program aligned with an informatics competency self-assessment tool. 

Asta Thoroddsen

Asta Thoroddsen, RN, PhD, FAAN is a Professor at the School of Health Sciences, University of Iceland; and Director of the ICNP R&D Centre at the University of Iceland, Editor-in-chief of the ICNP Editorial Board at ICN. She is the past academic chair in nursing informatics at Landspitali, the National University Hospital in Iceland.  Her main emphasis has been on the design of an electronic health, use of standardized nursing terminologies, permanent data storage in a data warehouse for re-use to benefit nursing research, quality, safety and policy making.

Alain Junger

Alain Junger, MS, RN is the CNIO at the ADSO-SoSI at the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois (CHUV), Lausanne, Switzerland. RN since 1988, Master in hospital management at ULB (Brussels) and Master in public policy management in Geneva. Developed the Swiss NMDS, is involved with the Swiss Nursing Association as an expert on issues of Nursing Financing and e-Health development. Has been translating ICNP since 1999 and represents Switzerland in the work related to nursing for SNOMED.

Kenrick Cato

Kenrick Cato, PhD, RN, CPHIMS is a Nurse Researcher/Assistant Professor for New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University School of Nursing, respectively. Dr. Cato worked as a staff nurse at New York-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.

Martin Michalowski

Martin Michalowski, PhD, FAMIA is an Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing and a member of the Nursing Informatics Faculty at the University of Minnesota. He is a Senior Researcher in the Mobile Emergency Triage (MET) Research Group at the University of Ottawa and serves as Director of Machine Learning Research at Treatment.com. His research portfolio includes novel contributions in the areas of information integration, record linkage, heuristic-based planning, constraint satisfaction problems, and leveraging artificial intelligence (AI) methods in nursing informatics research. His interdisciplinary research brings advanced AI methods and models to clinical decision support at the point of care and to personalized medicine. He strives to improve patient outcomes by engaging nurses as leaders in the development and adoption of AI-based technology in health care.

Dr. Michalowski earned his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Southern California, where he solved automated reasoning problems. In 2018 he was elected Senior Member of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) and in 2021 he was named to the Fellows of the American Medical Informatics Association (FAMIA). He authored and co-authored over 75 peer-reviewed articles on a range of AI-related topics and served on the program committees for various informatics and computer science conferences including AAAI, AMIA, IJCAI, ACMGIS, ICAPS, and ISWC. Dr. Michalowski is the organizing chair of the International Workshop on Health Intelligence (W3PHIAI) that is held at the AAAI annual conference. He was co-chair of the 2020 International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Medicine (AIME 2020) and serves in the same role for AIME 2022. His research has received funding from the NSF, NIH, DARPA, DoD, and various private foundations. His work has resulted in two patents and several startup companies.

Dorcas Kunkel

Dorcas Kunkel, DNP, RN/PHN, CNE, CPHIMS, CDIP is an Adjunct Faculty (Nursing Programs; Quality and Safety Program. Health Sciences Program) at the Keigwin School of Nursing, Jacksonville University. Dr. Kunkel has 17 years of experience in teaching/learning in both graduate (DNP, MSN) nursing informatics, public health nursing, and undergraduate (BSN) nursing curricula in the USA, Canada, and Liberia, West Africa. She has engaged as volunteer visiting faculty in a Master of Science in Nursing and Midwifery Education program at Mother Patern College of Health Sciences, Monrovia, Liberia in 2011, 2012 and 2014 and participated with others in the initial planning of the curriculum for this program which began in 2011. Currently (July 2021) participating in curriculum planning for a first ever for Liberia, Family Nurse Practitioner Program. During the coronavirus pandemic lock down in spring of 2020, Dr. Kunkel was contacted by Alight (formerly ARC) and provided virtual (via ZOOM) COVID-19 prevention advising and education for Catholic Sister communities in Kenya, Cameroon, Nigeria, India, and Brazil. Dr. Kunkel has taught extensively in Nursing Informatics and participated in informatics curricular development (interdisciplinary and nursing).

Catherine H. Ivory

Catherine H. Ivory, PhD, RN, RN-BC, RNC-OB, NEA-BC, FAAN is an Associate Nurse Executive at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN; an Associate Professor at Vanderbilt School of Nursing; and secondary faculty in the Vanderbilt Department of Biomedical Informatics. She is a long-time member of the Nurse Value Workgroup and currently oversees submissions to the NKBDS eRepository.

Laura Heermann Langford

Laura Heermann Langford, PhD, RN, FAMIA is a Nurse Informaticist at Intermountain Healthcare and the Chief Operating Officer for the non-profit Logica, Inc. Dr. Heermann Langford has a clinical background of nursing in adult emergency care and pediatric intensive care units and burn care.  Her informatics work has focused on clinical decision support and workflow, clinical engagement, standards and interoperability.  She is a co-chair of the HL7 Emergency Care Workgroup (ECWG), HL7 Healthcare Clinical Interoperability Council Working Group (CIC), and the HL7 Patient Care Workgroup (PCWG) where she co-leads the HL7 PCWG Care Plan Initiative and is a founding member of the leadership of Clinicians on FHIR (Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources). These roles at HL7 allow her to have a tight connection between clinical domains and the application of HL7 standards, specifically FHIR in clinical application development and implementation. 

Lisiane Pruinelli

Lisiane Pruinelli PhD, MS, RN, FAMIA is an Assistant Professor at the School of Nursing and an Affiliate Faculty, Institute for Health Informatics, University of Minnesota. Her area of expertise is on applying innovative informatics tools and cutting-edge data science methods to investigate complex disease conditions, such as liver transplantation, pain and sepsis.

She is a Fellow of the American Medical Informatics Association. Previously she served as a co-chair for the Midwest Nursing Research Society. Currently, she serves as the co-chair of the Nursing Knowledge Big Data Science (NKBDS) Initiative, co-chair for the Data Science and Clinical Analytics workgroup, a member of the JAMIA Editorial Board, and as an advisor board member for the International Medical Informatics Association – Student and Emerging Professionals, with more than 30 countries representatives.

Jane Englebright

Jane Englebright, PhD, RN, FAAN is a Nurse Executive and former Senior Vice President for HCA Healthcare. For over 20 years Dr. Englebright has advanced clinical nursing practice through her unique leadership approach that combines knowledge of technological solutions, nursing theories and research with change management strategies.  She has initiated numerous knowledge-driven initiatives which have advanced patient safety and nursing practice, including barcode enabled safety technologies and electronic documentation using a standard taxonomy to generate a data warehouse.  Dr. Englebright is recognized for her innovation in applying big data to nursing care. Dr. Englebright is nationally and internationally known for her executive leadership with numerous presentations at national conferences, publications, and invitations to serve on national and international committees that address patient safety and other executive issues.  She currently serves as Chair of the Board of Commissioners for The Joint Commission and is the past chair of the Informatics & Technology Expert Panel for the American Academy of Nursing.  Dr. Englebright is adjunct faculty for the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing.

Connie Delaney

Connie White Delaney, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, FACMI, FNAP serves as Professor & Dean, School of Nursing, University of Minnesota, and is the Knowledge Generation Lead for the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education. She served as Associate Director of the Clinical Translational Science Institute –Biomedical Informatics, and Acting Director of the Institute for Health Informatics (IHI) in the Academic Health Center from 2010-2015.  She serves as an adjunct professor in the Faculty of Medicine and Faculty of Nursing at the University of Iceland, where she received the Doctor Scientiae Curationis Honoris Causa (Honorary Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing) in 2011.  She is an elected Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing, American College of Medical Informatics, and National Academies of Practice.  Delaney is the first Fellow in the College of Medical Informatics to serve as a Dean of Nursing.  Delaney was an inaugural appointee to the USA Health Information Technology Policy Committee, Office of the National Coordinator, and Office of the Secretary for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). She is an active researcher in data and information technology standards for nursing, health care, Delaney is past president of Friends of the National Institute of Nursing Research (FNINR) and currently serves as Vice-Chair of CGFNS, Inc. She holds a BSN with majors in nursing and mathematics, MA in Nursing, Ph.D. Educational Administration and Computer Applications, postdoctoral study in nursing & medical informatics, and a Certificate in Integrative Therapies & Healing Practices.

Rebecca Freeman

Rebecca Freeman, PhD, RN, FAAN, FNAP is the Vice President of Health Informatics for the University of Vermont Health Network. She has just enough policy background to be dangerous, having previously served a 2-year term as the Chief Nursing Officer for the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT.  She has managed to combine that with many years of technical knowledge, a near-complete lack of filter, and the ability to talk to a lamp post…into a really fun and successful career as an informatics executive.

Dr. Freeman’s favorite informatics topics are: the inclusion of informatics concepts on the novice-to-expert education continuum, data and analytics, population health, downtimes, and (much to her chagrin) EHR implementations.  Being a second-career nurse and having taken a pathway from IT to nursing school to the ER to Informatics…she has a perspective that is sometimes unique (and occasionally insightful!)…and she tries hard to never lose her sense of humor, even during a pandemic.  Despite her sarcastic mumblings to the contrary, she wakes up every day with incredible energy for the work and gratitude for a platform from which to teach, learn, and collaborate.


Craig Kuziemsky

Craig Kuziemsky, PhD. Dr. Kuziemsky is Associate Vice President Research at MacEwan University in Edmonton, Alberta. From 2007-2019 he was at the Telfer School of Management at the University of Ottawa, including being Full Professor and The University Research Chair in Healthcare Innovation from 2016-2019. He completed his PhD in Health Information Science from the University of Victoria in 2006. Dr. Kuziemsky’s research focuses on developing innovative approaches for modeling collaborative healthcare delivery so we can better design information and communication technology (ICT) to support different contexts of collaborative healthcare delivery. His work has defined the structural aspects necessary to support collaboration as well as the behavioral and social processes that shape how the structural components work. His studies of collaboration have used concepts such as complexity theory to understand the nature of collaborative interactions in different healthcare settings (clinical healthcare and public health for disaster management). Dr. Kuziemsky is also interested in the different contexts in which collaboration occurs and how these contexts influence ICT design and evaluation.


whende carroll

Whende M. Carroll, MSN, RN-BC, FHIMSS, has been a registered nurse for 25 years, serving in leadership roles in quality improvement and clinical effectiveness at Catholic Health Initiatives and nursing informatics at KenSci, Inc., an AI solutions startup for providers and health plans. She is currently at Contigo Health, leading informatics transformations and clinical IT optimization. Whende is the Founder of Nurse Evolution, a Health IT information hub established to educate nurses about using emerging technologies, advanced data analytics, and innovation strategies to optimize nursing care delivery of people and populations' health and improve the nurse experience. Whende serves as the Nursing Knowledge: Big Data Science Policy and Advocacy workgroup chair and is a North America HIMSS Nursing Informatics

Committee member. She has authored numerous papers on artificial intelligence and nursing and is the co-author and editor of the award-winning textbook Emerging Technologies for Nurses­–Implications for Practice. Whende and is currently a Senior Editor at the Online Journal of Nursing Informatics (OJNI), for which she regularly writes about big data-enabled emerging technologies.