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Dept of Biomedical Informatics

Vanderbilt Center for Better Health

Nancy M. Lorenzi, Ph.D.

Vanderbilt University Medical Center
The Informatics Center
428 Eskind Biomedical Library
2209 Garland Ave
Nashville, TN 37232-8340
Voice: 615-936-1423
Fax: 615-936-1427

Institution Degree Focus Areas
A.B. Psychology, Sociology, Biology, Geology
Youngstown State University

M.S. Medical Information and Library Science
Case Western Reserve University

M.A. Sociology with focus on self esteem
University of Louisville

Ph.D. Organizational Behavior with major focus on the relationship between leadership and organizational growth
University of Cincinnati

Assistant Vice-Chancellor for Health Affairs and Professor of Biomedical Informatics, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

  • Elected as a Fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics and as a Fellow of the Medical Library Association
    Conceptualized and led the successful implementation of a small pioneering patient-centered clinical information system

  • Co-authored the books: Organizational Aspects of Health Informatics: Managing Technological Change, Springer-Verlag, 1995 and Transforming Health Care Through Information: Case Studies, Springer-Verlag, 1995, Behavioral Health Care Informatics, Springer-Verlag, 2001

  • Co-authored chapters on the people and organizational aspects of information technology systems for health administration, nursing informatics, and public health informatics books

  • One of the pioneers in the National Library of Medicine's IAIMS research program

  • Past President of the 5,000 member Medical Library Association [MLA]

  • Elected Treasurer for American Medical Informatics Association (2000-2001)

  • Elected Vice President of the International Medical Informatics Association (1998-2002)
  • Elected Executive Committee of the American College of Medical Informatics (1999-2002)

  • Chosen as Program Chair for the 1999 Fall Symposium of the American Medical Informatics (AMIA), with over 2,000 attendees attended

  • Conceptualized and chaired a pioneering International Medical Informatics Association [IMIA] Working Conference, The Organizational Impact of Informatics

  • Founded and served as the first chair of working groups on People and Organization Issues in Informatics for both AMIA and IMIA

  • Published more than 75 articles in over 40 journals and publications

  • Spoken nationally and internationally—including a number of keynote speeches—on a variety of topics such as informatics, planning, change management, and general management

  • Consulted widely in both the public and private sectors in a variety of topical areas

  • Directed several successful major political campaigns for health care tax levies


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