Denise E. Beaudoin, MD, MSPH, MS

Research Interests

  • Medical Student Education in Biomedical Informatics
  • Consumer Health Informatics


  • English

Academic Information

  • Departments: Biomedical Informatics - Adjunct Assistant Professor

Board Certification

  • American Board of Preventive Medicine
  • National Board of Medical Examiners

Academic Office Information

  • 801-581-4080
  • Biomedical Informatics
    421 Wakara Way, Room: Suite 140
    Salt Lake City, UT 84108

Academic Bio

Dr. Denise E. Beaudoin earned her MD from the Medical College of Pennsylvania, her MSPH from the University of Colorado, Department of Preventive Medicine and Biometrics, and her MS from the University of Utah, Department of Biomedical Informatics. She is an Assistant Professor (Lecturer Track) in the University of Utah’s Department of Biomedical Informatics.

Dr. Beaudoin is interested in the use of health information websites by patients. She completed an evaluation of the Genetics Home Reference, a National Library of Medicine website that provides consumer-friendly information about the effects of genetic variations on health. She is also interested in the integration of biomedical informatics competencies in medical student education, and currently co-directs the Biomedical Information and Informatics Curriculum Thread at the University of Utah School of Medicine.

Previous experience at the University includes Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine (1993-2003) and Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Oncological Sciences (1996-2003). As a medical epidemiologist at the Utah Department of Health (1991-2003), she conducted public health surveillance of infectious disease, cancer and cardiovascular disease. She was a member of the Epidemiology Operations Center Team during the 2002 Winter Olympics.

Dr. Beaudoin joined the faculty of the Biomedical Informatics Department in 2007. Her current focus is the integration of biomedical informatics competencies into the medical school curriculum. Dr. Beaudoin has been appointed to the following committees: School of Medicine Admissions Interview Committee; Department of Biomedical Informatics Curriculum Committee; and Co-chair, Biomedical Information and Informatics Thread Sub-committee. She is certified by the National Board of Medical Examiners and the American Board of Preventive Medicine.

“I enjoy the breadth of this field, as it allows me to be involved in diverse areas such as medical student education and consumer health.”

Research Statement

Evaluation of Genetics Home Reference Web site; integration of informatics competencies in medical student education

Education History

Type School Degree
Graduate Training University of Utah
Biomedical Informatics
Other Training National Library of Medicine Fellowship, University of Utah
Biomedical Informatics
Other Training Lister Hill Center for Biomedical Communications
Other Training Marine Biological Laboratory
Biomedical Informatics
Graduate Training University of Colorado
Preventive Medicine & Biometrics
Professional Medical Medical College of Pennsylvania

Selected Publications

Journal Article

  1. Beaudoin DE, Richardson SJ, Sheng X, Mitchell JA (2013). Medical students' perspectives on biomedical informatics learning objectives. [ISSN: 2042-6372]. Int J Med Educ, 4, 1-8.
  2. Beaudoin DE, Longo N, Logan RA, Jones JP, Mitchell JA (2011). Using information prescriptions to refer patients with metabolic conditions to the Genetics Home Reference website. J Med Libr Assoc, 99(1), 70-6.


  1. Beaudoin DE, Le Ber JM, Honisett AE, Shipman JP, Mitchell JA (2011). The biomedical information and informatics curriculum thread: a partnership between biomedical informatics and a health sciences library [Abstract]. AMIA Annu Symp Proc, 1687.
  2. Beaudoin DE, Longo N, Logan RA, Jones JP, Mitchell JA (2009). Online information prescriptions: referring patients with genetic conditions to Genetics Home Reference [Abstract]. AMIA Annu Symp Proc, 770.
  3. Beaudoin DE, Rocha RA, Tse T (2005). Enhancing access to patient education information: a pilot usability study [Abstract]. AMIA Annu Symp Proc, 2005(2005), 892.


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