Suzanne Boren

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Department: Health Sciences

Concentration: Health Informatics

Dr. Boren’s research focuses on two themes 1) Consumer Health Informatics, and 2) Health Administration and Health Informatics Education. Through her research, Dr. Boren investigates how informatics can be used to improve patient outcomes and student learning outcomes. Dr. Boren has co-authored more than 90 articles. These publications provide valuable information on decision support technologies, telemedicine, E-health / mobile health, management of chronic illness, and education. Two of Dr. Boren’s articles have been recognized by the Yearbook of the International Medical Informatics Association as among the best biomedical informatics studies. Dr. Boren has a history of service. Dr. Boren directs the MHA program (CAHME accredited for 55+ years) and led the MS in health informatics program through initial CAHIIM accreditation in 2021. She has been a member and chair of the Research Committee of the American Association of Diabetes Educators. She has served as an editorial board member of The Diabetes Educator and Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology. Dr. Boren has chaired the Health Informatics Accreditation Council for the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM) and currently serves on the CAHIIM Board of Directors. She completed two terms of elected leadership on the executive committee of the Academic Forum for the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA). Dr. Boren has also previously served as Graduate Faculty Senate President at the University of Missouri. She was elected as a Fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics in 2022. Dr. Boren is the recipient of the 2024 Quint Studer Gratitude Prize for Teaching Excellence from the Association of University Programs in Health Administration.