Theresa A. Cullen, MD, FAMIA

Secretary, AMIA Board of Directors
2020 to 2021

Pima County, AZ Health Department and Regenstrief/Indiana University Department of Family Medicine

Dr. Terry Cullen is a family physician who retired from the US Public Health Service as Rear Admiral in 2012 after leading multiple software development and deployment initiatives within the Indian Health Service (IHS). Under her leadership as CIO, RPMS — the health information technology (HIT) system for IHS — became the only certified HIT software suite within the federal government. Dr. Cullen has worked as the chief medical information officer for the Veterans Health Administration. She worked to develop a new model for field /community involvement in HIT and expand work in multiple domains, including interoperability/data sharing, standards and terminology, and informatics patient safety.

Dr. Cullen has worked to develop population health IT software suites since 2002, including electronic clinical quality measures and expanded population health capabilities at the point of care. Between 2015 and 2020, she was a research scientist at Regenstrief Institute where she focused on leveraging HIT to help achieve health equity throughout the globe. Since June 2020, she has been the Public Health Director at Pima County, Ariz., where she is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.