Kate Fultz Hollis, M.S., M.B.I.

  • Research Associate, Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology, School of Medicine


My career in academic medical schools, with over 20 years in schools including Harvard Medical School, has provided me with a clear understanding of the culture, complexities, and challenges of academic institutions, and in particular I developed a strong interest in how to find accurate medical research data to answer questions. I have worked on projects to raise money for basic medical research and was a key member of a team including: information experts, faculty, university administrators and computer technicians. I became particularly interested in research to find relevant medical data, particularly where data is found in research studies and in electronic medical records, and then used to discover new treatments for patients. I have been working on specific biomedical informatics projects such as the ONC’s training for health informatics and the TREC medical records program through the National Institute of Standards and Technology.  

As an active member of the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA), I was elected to the boards for students and also for clinical research informatics, based on my detailed work effectively organizing groups to work on projects.  Additionally, my master’s thesis included using disease registry data and electronic health record data for relevant information about cancer treatments.  I am particularly interested in all aspects of sharing research data accurately and with care for the quality and respect for data use and ownership.  I have been extremely active for the past 6 years in editing and evaluating biomedical informatics research for MEDINFO (conference of the International Medical Informatics Association) and for the AMIA Joint and AMIA Annual conferences. I am also a senior editor for International Medical Informatics Association Yearbook.

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  • A.B., 1982, University of Chicago
  • M.S., 2004, University of Illinois Champaign Urbana
  • M.B.I., 2016, Oregon Health & Science University
  • Certifications:

    • CSS, Non-Profit Management, Harvard University/Harvard Extension, 1989
    • HL7 certificate, 2017

Honors and awards

  • First Place Student Design Contest, American Medical Informatics Association, 2014
  • First Place Student Design Contest, American Medical Informatics Association, 2015

Memberships and associations

  • American Medical Informatics Association, Member and Working Group Board
  • International Medical Informatics Association, Senior Associate Editor

Areas of interest

  • informatics
  • biomedical research
  • medical data sharing
  • medical informatics education
  • healthcare access


Selected publications

  • Effectiveness and cost of recruiting healthy volunteers for clinical research studies using an electronic patient portal: A randomized study. Samuels M, Schuff R, Beninato P, Gorsuch A, Dursch J, Egan S, Adams B, Hollis K, Navarro R, Burdick T.Journal of Clinical and Translational Science. 2018 January; 1(6):366-372.
  • Sanchez-Pinto L, Mosa A, Fultz-Hollis K, Tachinardi U, Barnett W, Embi P. The Emerging Role of the Chief Research Informatics Officer in Academic Health Centers. Applied Clinical Informatics. 2017; 8(3):845-853.
  • Hollis KF. To Share or Not to Share: Ethical Acquisition and Use of Medical Data. AMIA Jt Summits Transl Sci Proc. 2016;2016:420-7. PubMed PMID: 27570683; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5001759
  • Tenenbaum JD, Bhuvaneshwar K, Gagliardi JP, Fultz Hollis K, Jia P, Ma L, Nagarajan R, Rakesh G, Subbian V, Visweswaran S, Zhao Z, Rozenblit L. Translational bioinformatics in mental health: open access data sources and computational biomarker discovery. Brief Bioinform. 2017 Nov 27;PubMed PMID: 29186302.
  • Petersen C, Berner E, Embi P, Fultz Hollis K, Goodman K, Koppel R, Lehmann C, Lehmann H, Maulden S, McGregor K, Solomonides A, Subbian V, Terrazas E, Winkelstein P. AMIA’s code of professional and ethical conduct 2018. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. 2018 November; 25(11):1579-1582.


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