Key Note Speakers ACENDIO CONFERENCE 2019

Key Note Speakers at the ACENDIO Conference 2019, 28-30/3


Karen Dunn Lopez, PhD, MPH, RN Karen Dunn Lopez, PhD, MPH, RN is a nursing informatics faculty member at the University of Illinois at Chicago where she also completed a National Institute of Health funded post-doctoral fellowship.  She has authored and co-authored over 35 peer-reviewed articles and has been cited over 500 times.  Using a wide range of methods including human factors engineering and human centered design approaches, her program of research focuses on identifying factors that can improve the usability and usefulness of health information technologies with a focus on tailoring technologies to individual characteristics.  Within her program of research, many of the technologies are grounded in nursing standardized terminologies. As a Co-Investigator of National Institute of Nursing Research funded study, she led the research teams’ effort to design and improve the usability and usefulness of evidence based clinical decision support for nurses that were developed by applying big data analytics to routine NANDA-I, NIC and NOC care documentation.  She led the first systematic review of clinical decision support that targets decision making by acute care nurses. She also co-led a project to develop and test an algorithm to determine the differences between nurse and physician use of terminologies that provided quantitive evidence of the differences between nurse and physician care.  She currently serves as a Governing Director to the Alliance for Nursing Informatics, Past Chair of the Midwest Nursing Research Society’s Research Interest Group in Health Systems, Policy and Informatics, on the Editorial Board for the Journal of the American Informatics Association-Open. She is also the only nursing member to the Board of Directors of Xcertia whose mission it is to develop standards for mobile health applications addressing accuracy, transparency, privacy, interoperability and end-user experience.


Suzanne Bakken, R.N., Ph.D., FAAN, FACMI, FIAHSI, is the Alumni Professor of Nursing and a professor of biomedical informatics at Columbia University and Co-chair of the Health Analytics Center of the Data Science Institute. Following doctoral study in nursing at the University of California, San Francisco, she completed a National Library of Medicine postdoctoral fellowship in medical informatics at Stanford University. The goal of Dr. Bakken’s program of research is to promote health and reduce health disparities in underserved populations through the application of innovative informatics and data science methods. A major focus of her current grant portfolio is the visualization of health care data for community members, patients, clinicians, and community-based organizations. Dr. Bakken currently directs the Precision in Symptom Self-Management Center and the Reducing Health Disparities Through Informatics pre-doctoral and postdoctoral training program, both funded by the National Institute of Nursing Research. She also served as the principal investigator of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality–funded Washington Heights Inwood Informatics Infrastructure for Comparative Effectiveness Research (WICER) and its follow-up study, WICER 4 U, which is focused on promoting the use of WICER infrastructure through stakeholder engagement, including the return of individual research results. She has also received funding from the National Cancer Institute, National Library of Medicine, National Institute of Mental Health, and the Health Resources and Services Administration. Dr. Bakken has published more than 250 peer-reviewed papers and in January 2019 she assumed the role of Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. In 2010 she received the Pathfinder Award from the Friends of the National Institute of Nursing Research and was inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau International Nurse Research Hall of Fame in 2018. Dr. Bakken is a fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine, American Academy of Nursing, American College of Medical Informatics, International Academy of Health Sciences Informatics, and a member of the National Academy of Medicine.


Maria-Eulàlia Juvé-Udina, PhD, MSN, BSN, RN is a Nurse Executive in the Catalan Institute of Health Hospitals since 2005 but also acts as group leader for the Nursing Research Group at IDIBELL Institute of Biomedical Research, and  works at the University of Barcelona. Before that, a Registered Nurse for many yeasr, post-educated in care of bone marrow transplant patients (NHS/NCI_UK), Master in medical-surgical nursing, Diploma in Qualitative Research, Diploma in Health management and leadership (University of California/Berkeley), Master in Leadership and Management of Nursing Services and Doctor in Nursing Sciences at the University of Barcelona. From 1998 to 2004 she worked as a clinical nurse in the development of care standards, quality, education and learning and finally research and knowledge management.

She has directed the COM_VA project on nursing clinical expertise, the ARES program aimed to harmonize care plans for critical, step-down, day-care and ward in-patients among hospitals and coordinating the implementation of the electronic health record systems and the clinical information management systems.

She is the author of the ATIC Terminology, a nursing interface controlled vocabulary for the electronic health record systems ( She has been associated professor in various Nursing Faculties. Currently, she is associated lecturer for research methodology, concept analysis and other subjects in different university postgraduate programs. She directs several doctoral theses.

Author of the books “ATIC. Eje diagnóstico“, “Enfermería Oncohematológica” and “Plans de cures

estandarditzats per malalts hospitalitzats“; she is also contributor in other publications.

She has published more than 40 research papers in national and international journals.

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