Department of Biomedical Informatics
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Nashville, TN 37203
Office: 2525 West End Avenue, Suite 1475
Phone: 615.936.5035
Email: kim.unertl@vanderbilt.edu

I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Informatics at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. I received my PhD in Biomedical Informatics from Vanderbilt University in December 2009 and joined the faculty in August 2010. My PhD advisor was Nancy Lorenzi.

My driving force as a researcher is understanding the interaction between People, Organizations, and Technology. My research focuses on clinical workflow, coordination and collaboration, and “invisible” work. Although I am an engineer by training, I found that the research questions that interest me the most are best studied using qualitative methods and I am both an expert in and advocate for the application of qualitative methods to biomedical informatics research. The primary goal of my research is to provide knowledge and information that will contribute to developing and implementing more useful and usable health information technology.