Ragnhildur Bjarnadottir

Ragnhildur Bjarnadottir PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor

Department: Family, Community and Health Systems Science
Business Phone: (352) 273-6508
Business Email: rib@ufl.edu

About Ragnhildur Bjarnadottir

TEACHING

Dr. Bjarnadottir teaches Applied Statistics and Nursing Informatics and Information Management to DNP students.

RESEARCH

Dr. Bjarnadottir’s research focuses on leveraging health informatics and data science to improve health care quality for underserved populations. Her dissertation research examined home care nurses’ assessment and documentation of patients’ sexual orientation and gender identity. She has also explored EHR implementation and nurses experiences with documentation systems in the long-term care setting. In her current research, Dr. Bjarnadottir uses text-mining methods to identify factors associated with risk of patient falls in acute care nurses’ progress notes.

SERVICE

Dr. Bjarnadottir holds memberships in the American Medical Informatics Association, Academy Health, Sigma Theta Tau International – Alpha Theta and Alpha Zeta Chapters, and the Southern Nurses Research Society.

Honors & Awards

Member
2017-2019 · Academy Health
Treasurer
2017-2019 · Sigma Theta Tau International, UF Alpha Theta Chapter
Jonas Policy Scholar
2017-2019 · American Academy of Nursing
Reviewer
2017 · Applied Clinical Informatics
New Investigator Award
2017 · Academy Health Interdisciplinary Research Group for Nursing Issues
Member
2016-2019 · Southern Nurses Research Society
Reviewer
2016-2017 · Informatics for Health and Social Care
Postdoctoral Fellowship
2016 · University of Florida Informatics Institute
Leadership Award
2016 · Columbia University School of Nursing
Member
2015-2019 · Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing
Treasurer
2015-2019 · Doctoral Student Organization, Columbia University School of Nursing
PhD Student Representative
2015-2019 · Columbia University Medical Center Student Health Advisory Council
AMIA Annual Symposium Abstract Reviewer
2015-2017 · American Medical Informatics Association
PhD Student Representative
2014-2019 · Columbia University Graduate Students Advisory Council
Member
2014-2019 · American Medical Informatics Association
Member
2014-2016 · Eastern Nursing Research Society
Recipient
2013 · Landsbankinn Annual Scholarship
Educational Fund
2013 · Iceland Chamber of Commerce
Race and Health Think Tank
2012-2013 · Columbia Mailman School of Public Health
Recipient
2012 · Hans Adolf Hjartarson Memorial Fund
Member
2008-2019 · Icelandic Nurses Association

Research Profile

Dr. Bjarnadottir’s area of expertise is Nursing Informatics, Data Science, Clinical Decision Support, Quality of Care, Underserved Populations.

Leveraging health informatics and data science to improve health care quality for underserved populations. Dissertation research examined home care nurses’ assessment and documentation of patients’ sexual orientation and gender identity. Has also explored EHR implementation and nurses experiences with documentation systems in the long-term care setting. In current research, uses text-mining methods to identify factors associated with risk of patient falls in acute care nurses’ progress notes.

Grants

September 2019ACTIVE
Tailored Clinical Decision Support Formats Designed to Improve Palliative Care for Cancer and Chronically Ill Patients: A Pre-Clinical Test
NATL INST OF HLTH NINR ·
April 2019ACTIVE
Advancing Interdisciplinary Science of Aging through Identification of Iatrogenic Complications: The UF EHR Clinical Data Infrastructure for Enhanced Patient Safety among the Elderly (UF-ECLIPSE)
NATL INST OF HLTH NIA · Principal Investigator

Education

2016
Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing
Columbia University School of Nursing
2013
Master of Public Health, Concentration: Sociomedical Sciences
Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
2008
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
University of Iceland, Department of Nursing

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 273-6508
Emails:
Business:
rib@ufl.edu