Suzanne B. Bakken, PhD, RN, FAAN, FACMI

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Overview

Academic Appointments

  • Professor of Biomedical Informatics
  • Alumni Professor of the School of Nursing

Administrative Titles

  • Director, Center for Evidence-based Practice in the Underserved

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.

Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

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

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

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.

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

Grants

COLUMBIA CENTER FOR INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH ON ALZHEIMER S DISEASE DISPARITIES (CIRAD) (Federal Gov)

Sep 1 2018 - Jun 30 2023

TRANSFORM DEPCARE: A THEORETICAL APPROACH TO IMPROVING PATIENT ENGAGEMENT AND SHARED DECISION MAKING FOR MINORITIES IN COLLABORATIVE DEPRESSION CARE (Federal Gov)

Sep 30 2017 - Jul 31 2022

REDUCING HEALTH DISPARITIES THROUGH INFORMATICS (Federal Gov)

Jul 1 2017 - Jun 30 2022

RE-ENGINEERING PRECISION THERAPEUTICS THROUGH N-OF-1 TRIALS (Federal Gov)

Sep 1 2017 - May 31 2022

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

Aug 16 2016 - May 31 2021

CLINICAL AND TRANSLATIONAL SCIENCE AWARD (Federal Gov)

Jul 1 2016 - May 31 2021

IPHONE HELPING EVALUATED ATRIAL FIBRILLATION RHYTHM THROUGH TECHNOLOGY (HEAR) (Federal Gov)

Aug 1 2014 - May 31 2019

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

Jun 1 2013 - Mar 31 2019

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

Aug 1 2013 - May 31 2018

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

Apr 1 2015 - Mar 31 2018

COMMUNICATING NARRATIVE CONCERNS ENTERED BY RNS (CONCERN): DECISION SUPPORT FOR RISKY PATIENT STATES (Federal Gov)

Apr 6 2017 - Oct 31 2017

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

Sep 6 2011 - Aug 31 2017

TRAINING IN BIOMEDICAL INFORMATICS AT COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY (Federal Gov)

Jul 1 2012 - Jun 30 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

DISCOVERING AND APPLYING KNOWLEDGE IN CLINICAL DATABASES (Federal Gov)

Apr 1 2000 - Sep 29 2013

TRAINING NURSE SCIENTISTS IN INTERDISCIPLINARY & TRANSLATION AL RESEARCH IN THE UNDERSERVED (TRANSIT) (Federal Gov)

Jul 1 2009 - Jun 30 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

SPECIAL PROJECTS OF NATIONAL SIGNIFICANCE (Federal Gov)

Sep 1 2008 - Aug 31 2011

SELECT HEALTH CONTINUITY OF CARE RECORD PROJECT (Federal Gov)

Jul 14 2008 - Aug 31 2011

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

Sep 30 2006 - Jun 30 2011

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

Selected 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.