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Dana M. Womack

    • Assistant Professor of Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology School of Medicine
    • Associate Professor School of Nursing
    • Nurse Scholar in Residence HC.Nursing Admin Support

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
  • Fellowship:

    • 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.

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