OPTACIMM Lab

Optimizing with Applied Clinical Informatics Models and Methods

Principal Investigators: Sarah Collins Rossetti, RN, PhD, FACMI, FAMIA, and Kenrick Cato, PhD, RN, CPHIMS, FAAN

Mission & Diversity Statements

The mission of the Optimizing with Applied Clinical Informatics Models and Methods (OPTACIMM) Center is to use informatics to advance healthcare delivery and outcomes for individuals and communities.

For us, diversity and inclusion are paramount. We do not tolerate, and strive to eliminate, bias based on race, color, religion, creed, sex, age, national origin, citizenship status, disability, qualified veteran status, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, and gender identity. 

Ours is a culture built on teamwork. For us to excel, all members must feel that they are operating in an inclusive environment that welcomes and supports differences, and that encourages input from all perspectives. We have the right to expect a workplace where our lives’ richness and experience are welcomed and valued.

Goals and Areas of Focus

• Support the conduct of rigorous informatics research
• Enhance and apply analytics to improve outcomes
• Provide clinical informatics training to students, clinicians, and administrators
• Support healthcare organizations to conduct informatics interventions.
• Design and leverage an infrastructure that supports clinical intelligence, research informatics, and education/population health informatics
• Promoting interoperability
• Patient empowerment
• Conducting informatics evaluation

Domains Covered

• Policy 
• Nursing
• Clinical decision support
• Time-motion study methods

• Documentation burden
• Trust in/understandability of machine learning
• Qualitative research 
• Aging in place
• Preventive medicine
• Tobacco cessation

Photo by Odelia Ghodsizadeh/CUIMC

Meet Our Lab:

Sarah Collins Rossetti, Principal Investigator
Kenrick Cato, Principal Investigator

Gregory Alexander, Co-Investigator
Suzanne Bakken, Co-Investigator
Victor Castano, Medical Student, Member

Salvatore Crusco, Postdoctoral Fellow, Member
Andrew Geneslaw, MD, Member
Eugene Kim, Co-Investigator
Rachel Lee, Postdoctoral Fellow, Member 
Eugene Lucas, Postdoctoral Fellow, Member
Amanda Moy, PhD Candidate, Member
Jessica Schwartz, PhD Candidate, Member
Brittany Taylor, PhD Student, Member
Jennifer Withall, Postdoctoral Fellow, Member