Dana M. Womack, PhD, RN is an assistant professor in the Department of Medical Informatics & Clinical Epidemiology, School of Medicine and School of Nursing. She is an AHRQ-funded K12 fellow in the NW Center of Excellence & K12 in Patient Centered Learning Health Systems Science. Her research interests include application of data science methods to challenges including dynamic detection of clinician overload, clinician well-being, and system resilience. Current research focuses on understanding relationships between granular patterns of activity and perceived appropriateness of patient assignment in the intensive care unit setting.
Areas of interest
- Secondary use of ambient workplace data e.g. log files, operational transaction files
- Applied data science
- Real-time analytics
- Organizational resilience
- Nursing informatics
- B.S., Andrews University, Berrien Springs Michigan 1993
- M.S., University of Utah, Salt Lake City Utah 2000
- Ph.D., Oregon Health & Science University, Portland Oregon 2018
- 2019 Learning Health Systems Science Fellow, NW Center of Excellence & K12 in Patient Centered Learning Health Systems Science
- 2018 Postdoctoral Fellowship, National Library of Medicine
Honors and awards
- 2016 AMIA Student Design Competition Winner
- 2014 AMIA Student Design Competition Winner
Memberships and associations
- Member, American Medical Informatics Association
- Member, Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
Womack DM. Recognition of Hospital Work System Strain through Knowledge Elicitation, Multi-Source Data Integration and Analysis. [Print]. Oregon Health & Science University, 2018 June.
Totten AM, Womack DM, Eden KB, McDonagh MS, Griffin JC, Grusing S, Hersh WR. Telehealth: Mapping the Evidence for Patient Outcomes from Systematic Reviews. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (US); 2016 June.
Swick M, Doulaveris P, Bagnall T, Womack D. Application of simulation technology to enhance the role of the professional nurse. J Nurs Adm. 2012 Feb;42(2):95-102.
Bria, W., Womack, D., Kennedy, R. Learning from the EHR for Quality Improvement: A Descriptive Study of Organizational Practices. Journal of Health Information Management 26(3), 46-51. 2012.
Womack, D., Newbold, S.K., Staugaitis, H, Cunningham, B. Technology’s role in addressing Maryland’s nursing shortage: Innovations and examples. A report of the Technology Workgroup of the Maryland Statewide Commission on the Crisis in Nursing. Maryland Board of Nursing, 2004.
Womack, D., Lyons, A., Roskos, J., Byrne, F., Staggers, N. Student perspectives on creating completely web-based graduate programs in nursing informatics. Computers in Nursing 17(5), 2012-214. 1999.