Suzanne A. Boren, PhD, MHA

Suzanne A. Boren, PhD, MHA

Health Management and Informatics

Associate Professor
Director of Academic Programs



Sue Boren, PhD, MHA is an Associate Professor and Director of Academic Programs in the School of Medicine’s Health Management and Informatics Department. Her educational background includes psychology, health administration, education, and health informatics. Through her research, Dr. Boren investigates how informatics can be used to improve patient outcomes. Dr. Boren’s research interests include the use of both informatics and simulation in health care settings. She examines how mhealth, decision support, and interactive computerized education can be used to improve self-care behaviors among chronically ill patients. She also evaluates the effectiveness of inter-professional learning in the education and training of health care professionals. Based on her research, Dr. Boren has contributed to numerous articles in the fields of health administration and health informatics. She has been a member and chair of the Research Committee of the American Association of Diabetes Educators. She is an editorial board member of The Diabetes Educator and Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology. Dr. Boren chairs the Health Informatics Accreditation Council for the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education. She has served two terms of elected leadership on the executive committee of the Academic Forum for the American Medical Informatics Association.

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Academic Information

Associate Professor
Director of Academic Programs
P. 573-882-1492

Areas of Expertise

  • Consumer Health Informatics (mobile health apps, e health, health information literacy, patient portals, information interventions for persons with chronic illnesses, outcomes evaluation)
  • Health Informatics and Health Administration Pedagogy / Andragogy (teaching effectiveness, learning outcomes, competency based education, accreditation, interprofessional education)

Education & Training

Post-Doctoral Fellowship

Biomedical and Health Informatics Research, National Library of Medicine


Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, University of Missouri

Master of Health Administration

University of Missouri

Awards & Honors

  • CAHME Cerner Award for Excellence in Healthcare Management Systems Education, 2018


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