On August 1, Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College welcomes Po-Yin Yen, PhD, RN, to its department of nursing research faculty. Through this joint appointment with Washington University School of Medicine, Yen will continue her research in informatics as an assistant professor with the Institute for Informatics and Goldfarb School of Nursing.
Her appointment at Goldfarb will support efforts to transform health care through research, education and patient care.
“Dr. Yen is a wonderful addition to our team. She will play a significant role in teaching bioinformatics in our doctoral programs and conducting research in the field as it impacts patient care,” said Jean Davis, PhD, RN, the Paul J. McKee, Jr. Senior Associate Dean for Research and Doctoral Studies.
Yen’s research includes working with physicians, nurses and other health care providers to understand and use new technology effectively. Her wide-ranging areas of research include usability evaluation, technology acceptance, understanding human actions and workflow analysis, and data utilization and mining.
Yen joins Goldfarb from The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, where she was a clinical assistant professor of biomedical informatics. She earned her PhD in nursing, specializing in informatics, from Columbia University, New York. She completed her Master of Science in medical informatics and clinical epidemiology at Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, and her Bachelor of Science in nursing at the National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan.
About Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College
With a legacy beginning in 1902, Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College is an independent single-purpose college with a strong tradition of educating health care professionals in St. Louis. It is located on the campus of Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish Hospital, with a site at Missouri Baptist Medical Center.
Goldfarb School of Nursing has nationally recognized educational facilities with state-of-the-art classrooms, lecture halls and sophisticated Clinical Simulation Institute labs with patient simulation mannequins and exam rooms that provide high-tech, advanced nursing care experiences. The school is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and is approved by the Missouri State Board of Nursing and Higher Education Commission.