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Education and Training
RN Massachusetts General Hospital Scnool of Nursing
MPH Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University
DNSc School of Nursing, Columbia University

Jacqueline Merrill, PhD, MPH, RN
Associate Professor of Clinical Nursing (in Biomedical Informatics)
Director, Laboratory for Informatics, Complexity and Organizational Study, Associate Clinical Director, Center for Advanced InformationTechnology

Research/Clinical Interests
public health, informatics
public health workforce and infrastructure
health information technology
organizational management
emergency response and preparedness
information visualization

Selected Publications
Keeling, JW, Pryde, J, Merrill, JA. (April 2012, published ahead of print). The influence of management and environment on local health department organizational structure and adaptation: a longitudinal study using network analysis. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice
Gershon, RM, Magda, LA, Riley, HEM, Merrill, JA. 2011. Mass fatality preparedness in the death care sector. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 53(10):1179-86
Merrill, JA, Keeling, JW, Wilson, RV, Chen, TV. 2011. Growth of a scientific community of practice: Public health services and systems research. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 41(1): 100-104
Merrill, J, Keeling, J, Carley, KM. 2010. A Comparative Analysis of Eleven Local Health Department Organizational Networks. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, 16(6): 564-76.
Merrill, J, Meier, BM, Keeling, J, Jia, H, Gebbie, KM. 2009. Examination of the relationship between public health statute modernization and system performance Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, 15(7):292-98
Merrill, J, Keeling, J, Gebbie, KM. 2009. Toward standardized, comparable public health systems data: a taxonomic description of essential public health work. Health Services Research, 44 (5) Part II: 1818-41
Merrill, J, Hripcsak, G. 2008. Case Report: Using social network analysis within a Department of Biomedical Informatics to induce a discussion of academic communities of practice Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, 15(6):780-82
Merrill, J, Bakken, S, Rockoff, ML, Gebbie, K, Carley, K. 2007. Description of a method to support public health information management: Organizational network analysis. Journal of Biomedical Informatics, 40(4):422-28.
Aboela, S, Merrill, J, Carley, KM, Larson, E. 2007. Social network analysis to evaluate an interdisciplinary research center. Journal of Research Administration, 38(1): 61-75.
Honors & Awards
2011 National Quality Forum Steering Committee on National Voluntary Consensus Standards for Population Health
2010 Institute on Systems Science and Health (ISSH) supported by National Institutes of Health Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
2006 Public Health Scholar, Pfizer Medical and Academic Partnership (MAP) Program
2006 Fellow, New York Academy of Medicine
2005 Doctoral Consortium on Organizational Issues in Informatics Annual Symposium, American Medical Informatics Association
2005 Center for Analysis of Social and Organizational Systems (CASOS) Summer Institute, Institute for Software Research International, School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University
2002 Pre-Doctoral Training Award, National Institute of Nursing Research, Columbia University School of Nursing
2000 Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, Alpha Zeta Chapter, Columbia University School of Nursing

2011 Steering Committee, National Voluntary Consensus Standards for Population Health, National Quality Forum
2011 National Advisory Committee, Centers of Excellence in Public Health Workforce at the University of Kentucky College of Public Health and the University of Michigan School of Public Health
2010 Steering Committee, New York Public Health Practice- Based Research Network, Office of Public Health Practice, NY State Department of Health
2009 National Advisory Committee, Preparedness and Emergency Response Research Center, School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh
2008 Co-Chair Public Health Informatics Track, 2008 American Medical Informatics Association Spring Congress

Professional Memberships
2002 American Medical Informatics Association, Public Health WG; People & Organizational Issues WG
2001 AcademyHealth, Public Health Systems Research Interest Group
1999 American Public Health Association, Public Health Nursing Section

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