Center members at the forefront of nursing informatics

November 13, 2023

Big Data conference

Above: Associate Professor Sripriya Rajamani and Assistant Professor Robin Austin conducting a pre-conference workshop at the Nursing Knowledge: Big Data Science Conference.

The faculty members of the Center for Nursing Informatics are at the forefront of nurses’ engagement in various national and international undertakings. This year was the 11th Annual Nursing Knowledge: Big Data Science Conference, held June 7-9 with the focus on The Value of Nursing.

Assistant Professor Robin Austin, PhD, DNP, DC, RN-BC, FAMIA, FNAP, and Associate Professor Sripriya Rajamani, PhD, MPH, MBBS, FAMIA, conducted a pre-conference workshop Looking at the Crystal Ball — The Power of Partnerships across Public Health and Nursing Informatics. This pre-conference workshop focused on bridging the gap across public health and the numerous health information technology (HIT) tools that are being implemented across organizations driven by patient needs, market pressures and regulatory requirements. The Power of Partnerships in Informatics was provided with financial support from the TRaining in Informatics for Underrepresented Minorities in Public Health (TRIUMPH). The TRIUMPH project is supported by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under 90PH0005/01-00, the PHIT Workforce Development Program.

The School of Nursing announced an initiative to examine the ethical implications of the use of artificial intelligence in nursing at the Nursing Knowledge: Big Data Science Conference. The initiative’s steering committee, which features national and international experts with nursing and industry expertise, is co-chaired by Professor Jenna Marquard, PhD, the Cora Meidl Siehl Chair in Nursing Research at the University of Minnesota, and Associate Professor Martin Michalowski, PhD, FAMIA, a senior member in the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence and co-director of the Center for Nursing Informatics.

The Nursing Knowledge: Big Data Science Conference proceedings can be found at

The 2024 Nursing Knowledge: Big Data Science Conference will be held June 5-7, 2024, in Minneapolis.
The faculty members of the Center for Nursing Informatics continue to spearhead nurses’ active participation in diverse national and international endeavors and contribute to advancing the field ensures a promising future for nursing informatics on a global scale.

For more information about these initiatives please contact center faculty at