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Charlene R. Weir, Ph.D., R.N., FACMI

Languages spoken: English, Spanish

Academic Information

Departments: Biomedical Informatics - Research Professor Emeritus, Nursing - Research Associate Professor

Divisions: Health Systems and Community-Based Care

Academic Office Information

Research Interests

  • Biomedical Informatics
  • Psychology, Social
  • Cognitive Science
  • Task Performance and Analysis
  • Health Information Technology
  • Statistics

Dr. Charlene Weir is currently a Professor and past Director of Graduate Studies for the Department of Biomedical Informatics at the University of Utah. Dr. Weir has a PhD in Social Cognitive psychology as well as an MS in Nursing. Dr. Weir was elected as a Fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics in 2011 and as a Distinguished Fellow in 2020. She has held multiple leadership positions in the VA, including both local and national positions. These include the Offices of Quality Improvement, Nursing Research, Geriatrics Research and Clinical Care (GRECC), and VA Information Technology research and applied programs. Her area of research specialty focuses on the application of motivation and cognitive theories to the design and use of health information technologies by providers and patients. She is especially interested in integrative models of cognitive support that enhance the capability of the information system to support shared clinical decision-making, team coordination, and effective implementation. She has extensive experience in the evaluation of technology interventions in healthcare, including the VA CPRS system and EPIC. She has expertise in human factors research tools, experimental design techniques, measurement methodologies, cognitive task analysis as well as other qualitative techniques.

Education History

Doctoral Training University of Utah
Social Psychology
Graduate Training University of Texas
Nursing (Adult Health)
Undergraduate University of Utah, College of Nursing
Undergraduate University of Utah