Dr. Robert Lucero, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN, will be inducted into the American College of Medical Informatics (ACMI) in November during the American Medical Informatics Association’s (AMIA) 2023 Annual Symposium in New Orleans. He joins a cohort of 23 new Fellows elected to the College by the 473-member body of Fellows.
Dr. Lucero has advanced improving health outcomes through education, service, and an innovative research program that employs novel strategies for user-centered design and EHR data mining to improve quality of care and promote chronic disease self-management for health disparate populations including those who are Hispanic, African-American, and LGBTQ+.
“This year we welcome a large and diverse cohort of highly acclaimed ACMI Fellows to the College,” said ACMI President Kevin B. Johnson, MD, MS, FACMI, FAMIA, FIAHSI, David L. Cohen University Professor of Biomedical Informatics, Computer and Information Science, Pediatrics, and Science Communication at the University of Pennsylvania. “The FACMI designation is one of distinction and pride. They represent excellence from academia, government and industry and are the best and brightest stars in our field demonstrating thought leadership, stellar experience, and established scholarship. Together, their important contributions to biomedicine and healthcare inform, educate, and inspire the informatics community to improve human health.”
Dr. Lucero is Professor and the Inaugural Audrienne H. Moseley Endowed Chair in Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in the UCLA School of Nursing. His research focuses on improving health outcomes of vulnerable populations and is leading the way to inform infrastructure development for data-driven knowledge generation that serves as a model for organizations across the United States.
“It is an honor to be recognized by my peers, nationally and internationally, as a scientist, scholar, and leader who has made significant contributions to health informatics,” Lucero said. “This is especially meaningful because it recognizes the impact of my work globally within a robust interdisciplinary and interprofessional field such as informatics”.
AMIA’s Annual Symposium presents leading-edge scientific research on biomedical and health informatics, showcasing more than 600 scientific sessions. The Symposium is the largest informatics event worldwide. The work presented spans the spectrum of the informatics field: translational bioinformatics, clinical research informatics, clinical informatics, consumer health informatics and public health informatics.
ACMI is an honorary College of elected Informatics Fellows from the United States and abroad who have made significant and sustained contributions to the field of medical informatics and who have met rigorous scholarly scrutiny by their peers.