Priya Nambisan, PhD

Assistant Professor

Dept. of Health Informatics & Administration,

College of Health Sciences,

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

Northwest Quadrant Building B, Rm #6410

Milwaukee, WI 53201-0413

Phone: (414) 229-7136; Fax: (414) 229-3373



Director, Social Media and Health Research & Training (SMAHRT) Lab

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Dr. Nambisan is an Assistant Professor of Health Informatics & Healthcare Management at the Department of Health Informatics & Administration at the College of Health Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.


Her primary research interests are in the areas of Health/Medical informatics, Health Information Technology (HIT), Health information security, Health information seeking & health literacy, Human computer Interaction, Technology Policy in Healthcare (privacy and security), Social media and consumer health informatics, Healthcare management and Knowledge Management/ Organizational aspects in Healthcare.


Her research work has been published in journals such as Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association (JAMIA), Health Care Management Review (HCMR), MIT Sloan Management Review (SMR), Online Journal of Public Health Informatics (OJPHI), and Journal of Business Research (JBR).


Dr. Nambisan did her under-graduation in Public Health and Extension Education in India, her masters in Nutrition Science from Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, her PhD from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY and her Post Doc from University of Wisconsin- Madison at the Center for Health Enhancement Support Studies. After her masterís degree, she worked as a public health coordinator in the Ministry of Health, Government of Singapore, Singapore. Before joining UWM, Dr. Nambisan was an Assistant Professor at the Department of Health Administration and Policy at the College of Health & Human Services at George Mason University. Prior to that Dr. Nambisan was an Assistant Professor at the Department of Health Policy, Management & Behavior, School of Public Health at University at Albany, SUNY. She was also an affiliated faculty at the Department of Informatics, College of Computing & Information at UAlbany, SUNY.

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