Researcher’s Profile

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

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.

Research Statement: 

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.


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.