Po-Yin Yen, PhD, RN

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of General Medical Sciences

Assistant Professor, Goldfarb School of Nursing, Barnes Jewish College

Po-Yin Yen, PhD, RN, is focused on applied clinical informatics research to support clinicians adapting to health information technology.

Background

Po-Yin Yen, PhD, RN, is an Assistant Professor both in the Institute for Informatics at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, and in Goldfarb School of Nursing, Barnes Jewish College. Dr. Yen completed her Master of Science Degree in Medical Informatics at the Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), and earned her PhD in Nursing from Columbia University, specialized in Nursing Informatics. Before attending Columbia, she worked as a Research Associate in the Drug Effectiveness Review Project (DERP) team at the Center for Evidence-Based Policy at OHSU – one of the most successful systematic review programs in the U.S.

Dr. Yen is a registered nurse with informatics training and research experience especially in the areas of health information technology (HIT) usability evaluation, human computer interaction, time motion study, and systematic reviews. She received the mentor award from the Epsilon Chapter of the Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) in 2014, which is an Honor Society of Nursing and aims to advance world health and celebrates nursing excellence through scholarship, leadership, and service. In addition, in February 2016, she was selected as an Alliance for Nursing Informatics (ANI) Emerging Leader. She aims to establish an academic-practice partnership in clinical informatics to enhance the translation of clinical informatics research to the clinical setting, and to promote the application of innovative and trending informatics approaches to inform and improve clinical practice, as well as bridge the gap between informatics research and practice.

Dr. Yen’s research goals are to continue working on applied clinical informatics, foster the connection between research and practice, promote informatics training to the next generation of health professions education, and provide a user-friendly HIT environment for clinicians.

Dr. Yen, together with Dr. Lynn (Marilyn) Schallom, is leading the Applied Clinical Informatics Research Program. For more information about the Applied Clinical Informatics Research Program, click here.

Research Interests

  • Clinical informatics
  • Usability
  • Technology acceptance
  • Human computer interaction
  • Literature mining
  • Data visualization
  • Workflow analysis
  • Time motion study

Lab Members

  • Xiaonan Ji, MS, PhD Candidate, The Ohio State University Department of Biomedical Informatics, Department of Computer Science & Engineering
  • Marjorie Kelley, MS, PhD student, The Ohio State University College of Nursing