The Stepping Stones to Clinical Informatics: Part 1 - Speaker Bios

Andrea Hartzler

Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Informatics
University of Washington

Andrea Hartzler is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biomedical Informatics at the University of Washington. She is the Co-Director of the Clinical Informatics and Patient-Centered Technologies Program, an applied master’s program that is jointly offered by the School of Nursing and School of Medicine for the University of Washington. In addition to teaching and leading patient-centered initiatives at UW Medicine, Dr. Hartzler leads a research program in the human-centered design of collaborative health technologies.


Scott Nelson, PharmD, MS

Program Director, MS in Applied Clinical Informatics (MSACI)
Clinical Director in Health IT
Vanderbilt University

Dr. Scott Nelson, PharmD, MS is a pharmacist and Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Informatics at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr. Nelson received his PharmD and a MS in Medical Informatics at the University of Utah, as well as a 2-year fellowship in Medical Informatics with the Department of Veterans Affairs. He has been at Vanderbilt University Medical Center for a little over 5 years now, where he is the Program Director of the MS in Applied Clinical Informatic (MSACI) program, and a Clinical Director in Health IT. His practice and research interests are in Medication Safety Informatics, with a focus on medication reconciliation, e-prescribing, clinical decision support, and medication alerting.

Eric Stewart

Program Chair | Healthcare Informatics 
Health Sciences, Education & Wellness Institute
Bellevue College

Eric Stewart is a certified Project Manager (PMP) with over 20 years of experience managing projects in information technology, healthcare, aerospace manufacturing, human resources, and legal support services. He is currently the Program Chair for the Healthcare Informatics Program at Bellevue College and is an instructor for the Project Management Certificate Program at UW Continuum College and instructed and designed the first Change Management course for the UW certificate program. He has also taught project management and lean six sigma course for Providence Health and Services and GE Healthcare and contributed to the curriculum for "PM Skills for Life", a course for non-PMs sponsored by PMIEF (Project Management Institute Education Foundation) and is also teaching PM certificate courses at the Everett Community College Corporate and Continuing Education Department. He has a passion for teaching and has experience in adult learning in academic, corporate, and non-profit learning environments.

Mustafa Ozkaynak

College of Nursing
University of Colorado Denver

Mustafa Ozkaynak joined the faculty of the University of Colorado Denver College of Nursing in 2013. He earned his MS and PhD in Industrial and Systems Engineering at the University of Wisconsin- Madison. He became a Fellow member of HIMSS in 2019. He currently teaches courses on foundation of health informatics, system development life cycle and clinical decision support systems. His research interests include organizational and social consequences of health information technologies. He is particularly interested in collaborative clinical decision support systems that accounts for clinical information as well as daily living routines and context of patients for individualized care.