Suzanne (Henry) Bakken, RN, DNSc, FACMI

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University of California, San Francisco

Currently: Columbia University

Suzanne Bakken Henry is Associate Professor, Nursing and Medical Information Science, at the University of California, San Francisco. She serves on the Executive Committee of the MIS Program and heads the focal area in Knowledge Management. Dr. Henry received her BSN from Arizona State University. Following her doctoral degree in nursing science from the University of California, San Francisco, she completed a NLM-funded Postdoctoral Fellowship in Medical Informatics at the Section on Medical Informatics, Stanford University School of Medicine.

Dr. Henry's research has focused on the intersection of informatics and quality management. Early studies described the clinical decision-making process using computer simulations. More recent efforts have focused on concept representation for computerbased systems in order to provide the infrastructure to link patient problems, interventions, and outcomes across settings and over time. She is currently conducting comparative evaluations of selected coding and classification systems using clinical data extracted from patient records. The findings of her research have targeted areas for the development and refinement of coding and classification systems.

Dr. Henry was selected as a Fellow, American Academy of Nursing in 1995. She serves as a member of the American Nurses Association Steering Committee on Databases to Support Clinical Nursing Practice and as a consultant to the SNOMED Editorial Board. She is a member of the AMIA Awards Committee, Standards Committee, and Nursing Working Group, as well as the editorial board of the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association.