Po-Yin Yen, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Internal Medicine
General Medical Sciences

Biomedical Informatics and Data Science Program

  • 314-273-2213

  • yenp@wustl.edu

  • Focused on applied clinical informatics research to support clinicians adapting to health information technology

Research Abstract:

Dr. Yen is a registered nurse with informatics training and research experience especially in the areas of health information technology (HIT) usability evaluation, human computer interaction, time motion study, and systematic reviews. She received the mentor award from the Epsilon Chapter of the Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) in 2014, which is an Honor Society of Nursing and aims to advance world health and celebrates nursing excellence through scholarship, leadership, and service. In addition, in February 2016, she was selected as an Alliance for Nursing Informatics (ANI) Emerging Leader. She aims to establish an academic-practice partnership in clinical informatics to enhance the translation of clinical informatics research to the clinical setting, and to promote the application of innovative and trending informatics approaches to inform and improve clinical practice, as well as bridge the gap between informatics research and practice.

Dr. Yen’s research goals are to continue working on applied clinical informatics, foster the connection between research and practice, promote informatics training to the next generation of health professions education, and provide a user-friendly HIT environment for clinicians.

Selected Publications:

Yen P, Lehmann LS, Snyder J, Schnock K, Couture B, Smith A, Pearl N, Gershanik E, Martinez W,
Dykes PC, Bates DW, Rossetti SC. Development and Validation of WeCares, a Survey Instrument to
Assess Hospitalized Patients’ and Family Members’ "Willingness to Engage in Your Care and
Safety". The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety. 2020. doi:

Gonzales S, O’Keefe L, Gutzman K, Viger G, Wescott A, Farrow B, Health AP, Kim MC, Taylor D,
Chapleux R, Yen P, Holmes K. Personas for the translational workforce. Journal of Clinical and
Translational Science. 2020: 1-8.

Sieck CJ, Nearl P, Bright TJ, Yen P. A qualitative study of physician perspectives on adaptation to
electronic health records. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making. 2020. 20 (1): 25

Ji X, Shen H, Machiraji R, Ritter A, Yen P. Visual Exploration of Neural Document Embeddings: What
are Behind the Neural Dimensions? IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics.
2019. 25(6): 2081-2192

Yu S, Lai AM, Smyer J, Flaherty J, Mangino JE, McAlearney AN, Yen P, Moffatt-Bruce S, Hebert CL.
Novel Visualization of Clostridium difficile Infections in Intensive Care Units. ACI Open 2019; 03(02):

Yen P. ANI Emerging Leaders Project: Supporting and Elevating Clinical Informatics Research
through Academic-Practice Partnership. Comput Inform Nurs. 2018 Dec;36(12):576-578 PMID:
30531257 DOI: 10.1097/CIN.0000000000000501

Last Updated: 2/13/2021 11:10:58 AM

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