Knoo Lee

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Department: Nursing

Concentration: Health Informatics

Knoo Lee began his scholastic focus in the field of engineering, but after two years of study, he went into the Korean Navy. Once there, he was influenced by his experiences to go into nursing. After getting his nursing education, he realized the potential behind bridging the technology and health care worlds.

“I became interested in utilizing informatics to expand the boundary of human knowledge,” explains Lee. This focus used data driven methodologies and big data analytics to pair his engineering background and his nursing background into one. After completing three years of research at the University of Minnesota, he applied for the Preparing Future Faculty – Faculty Diversity Postdoctoral Program here at the MU Sinclair School of Nursing (MUSSON).

“I was fascinated at how data could speak for itself,” Lee explains. “The collaboration at Mizzou between the School of Engineering and the Sinclair School of Nursing was a perfect fit.”

For the future, Lee wants to continue expanding the use of informatics and data driven research as it supports nursing and intervention. “Nursing informatics is quite new in the health care field and the potential for its benefits, paired with the lab and faculty team here at the MUSSON, is very exciting,” says Lee.