Mollie R. Cummins, PhD, RN, FAAN

Research Interests

  • Informatics
  • Neural Networks (Computer)
  • Nursing Informatics
  • Data Mining
  • Nursing and Health Informatics
  • Health Information Exchange Networks
  • Poison Control Centers
  • Predictive Modeling


  • English

Academic Information

  • Departments: Biomedical Informatics - Adjunct Associate Professor, Nursing - Professor
  • Divisions: Health Systems and Community-Based Care

Academic Office Information

  • 801-585-9740
  • Department of Biomedical Informatics
    421 Wakara Way, Room: 2010
    Salt Lake City, UT 84108

Academic Bio

Dr. Cummins is a health informaticist and faculty member in the informatics programs of both the College of Nursing and School of Medicine. She holds a PhD in nursing science and information science from Indiana University. In 2007, she studied methods of complexity science including agent-based modeling and network analysis at the Santa Fe Institute. Prior to her career in informatics, she practiced as an emergency nurse and family nurse practitioner. She has made numerous scholarly contributions in informatics, and leads a program of research related to the induction of knowledge models for clinical decision support, and informatics applications in poison control. Dr. Cummins is an active member of the American Medical Informatics Association, and has served on the leadership team of two working groups within that organization. She is former president of the Utah Nursing Informatics Network, and a former governing director of the Alliance for Nursing Informatics. Currently, she studies predictive modeling of MRSA and medically unexplained symptoms, as well as health information exchange in the poison control setting. Her work is funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality and the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Education History

Type School Degree
Postdoctoral Training Santa Fe Institute
Complex Systems Summer School
Postdoctoral Training
Doctoral Training Indiana University, School of Nursing
Nursing Science, Information Science
Graduate Training Northern Kentucky University
Family Nurse Practitioner
Undergraduate University of Illinois, College of Nursing
Undergraduate University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign