NEWS | May 19, 2020

UC Davis nursing professor named fellow in American Medical Informatics Association


Katherine Kim, an assistant professor for the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis, is named a fellow of the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA).

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She is among the 154 professionals recognized in the Fellows of AMIA Applied Informatics Recognition Program for their excellence in the use of informatics in practice inducted during the AMIA 2020 Virtual Clinical Informatics Conference May 19.

“The FAMIA credential recognizes the successes of applied informatics professionals, and I look forward to seeing this program grow as the importance of applied clinical informatics increases.” said Douglas B. Fridsma, AMIA president and CEO.

Since becoming an assistant professor at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing in 2014, Kim distinguished herself as a prolific research team leader in numerous funded projects investigating use of information technology to advance clinical research and improve public health. She is one of two UC Davis faculty members who oversee the UC Davis arm of the National Institutes of Health’s monumental, nationwide All of Us Research Program.

“I am honored to be recognized among this incredible group of people dedicated to applying big data to health care in meaningful ways,” Kim said. “Health informatics offers an exciting opportunity to use that data knowledge to personally tailor interventions to individuals and foster better collaboration among their providers.”

Kim has led research projects using participatory methods to design, implement and evaluate mobile and social technology-enabled health interventions and distributed research networks. Her areas of clinical interest include cancer, obesity, heart disease and other chronic conditions.

Kim, who has a joint academic appointment as an assistant professor in the School of Medicine’s Department of Public Health, Division of Health Informatics, was the first graduate of the Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership doctoral program at UC Davis.

“Dr. Kim continues to advance our understanding of how data can be used to help not just one person but populations,” said Stephen Cavanagh, School of Nursing dean. “I congratulate her on this esteemed honor and continue to be excited to watch how she passes that knowledge to the next generation of practitioners and scholars, our students.”

FAMIA recognizes professionals who apply informatics skills and knowledge towards the goals of enhanced personal and population health, improved organizational performance and learning, and individual empowerment in their health, care and research.

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About the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis
The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis transforms health care through interprofessional nursing education and research. Established in 2009 through a $100 million grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, the school offers five graduate areas of study, including doctoral and master’s-degree programs in nursing science and health-care leadership and master’s-degree programs for pre-licensure nurses, family nurse practitioners and physician assistants, with a focus on preparing primary-care providers for rural and underserved communities. The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing is part of UC Davis Health, an integrated, academic health system encompassing the UC Davis School of Medicine, UC Davis Medical Center and the UC Davis Medical Group. For more information, visit