Karen Monsen

NURS - Content - 180x270 - Karen MonsenKaren A. Monsen, Ph.D., R.N, FAAN
Associate Professor, School of Nursing
Affiliate Faculty, Institute for Health Informatics

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6-146 Weaver-Densford Hall

Mailing Address:
School of Nursing
University of Minnesota
5-140 Weaver-Densford Hall
308 Harvard Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Co-operative Membership:
Population Health and Systems

Center Membership:
Center for Child and Family Health Promotion Research

Educational Background:
PhD, 2006, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN (School of Nursing)
MS, 2002, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN (School of Nursing)
BSN, 1978, Creighton University, Omaha, NE (Nursing)
BA, 1977, Luther College, Decorah, IA (Biology)

Teaching Areas:
Public health nursing
Theoretical foundations of nursing
Nursing Administration

Research Interests:
Intervention effectiveness research
Disseminating effective interventions
Omaha System psychometrics and applications
Data mining and machine learning methods

Research Projects:
Title of Project: Understanding Clinician Information demands and Consumption of Clinical Notes in Electronic Health Record Systems
Funding Agency: University of Minnesota Institute for Health Informatics Graduate Research Support Grant (Farri)
Role: Co-investigator
Project Dates: 2011-2012

Title of Project: Clinical Translatioinal Science Award: Biomedical Informatics, National Institute of Health
Funding Agency: National Institute of Health
Role: Co-investigator
Project Dates: 2011-2012

Title of Project: Needs Assessment to Inform Improvement in Home Care Services for Older Adults with Chronic Health Conditions
Funding Agency: University of Minnesota Clinical and Translational Science Institute Community Collaborative Pilot Grants
Role: Co-investigator
Project Dates: 2011-2012

Title of Project: Omaha System Partnership for Knowledge Discovery and Health Care Quality
Funding Agency: Champ Software; Population Health Systems Cooperative, School of Nursing, University of Minnesota
Role: Director
Project Dates: December 2010-May 2011

Title of Project: Intervention Patterns Associated with Psychosocial and Parenting Outcomes
Funding Agency: NINR P20
Role: Principle Investigator
Project Dates: 2009-2010

Title of Project: Natural Language of Text Fields in the Home Healthcare Setting with the Omaha System
Funding Agency: University of Minnesota Academic Health Center Faculty Seed Grant
Role: Co-investigator
Project Dates: 2008-2010

Title of Project: Discovering effective models for home visiting practice
Funding Agency: Midwest Nursing Research Society
Role: Primary Investigator
Project Dates: March 2008-March 2009

Title of Project: Home care intervention data mining project
Funding Agency: University of Minnesota
Role: Primary Investigator
Project Dates: October 2007-October 2008

Selected Peer-Reviewed Publications:
Monsen, K.A., Farri, O., McNaughton, D.M., & Savik, K. (In press). Problem stabilization: A metric for problem improvement in home visiting clients. Applied Clinical Informatics.

Monsen, K.A., Lytton, A.B., Ferrari, S., Halder, K., Radosevich, D.M, Kerr, M.J., Mitchell, S., & Brandt, J.K. (In press). Evaluating reliability of assessments in nursing documentation. On-line Journal of Nursing Informatics.

Monsen, K.A., Melton, G.B., Timm, J.E., Westra, B.L., Kerr, M.J., Raman, N., Farri, O., Hart, C.M., & Martin, K.S. (In press) An Empiric Analysis of Omaha System Targets. Applied Clinical Informatics.

Monsen, K.A., Radosevich, D.M., Johnson, S.C., Farri, O., Kerr, M.J., & Geppert, J.S. (In press) Benchmark attainment of parenting clients across public health nursing agencies. Public Health Nursing.

Farri, O., Monsen, K.A., Westra, B.L., & Melton, G. (In press). Analysis of free text with Omaha System targets in community-based care to inform practice and terminology development. Applied Clinical Informatics.

Monsen, K.A., Westra, B.L., Oancea, S.C., Yu, F., & Kerr, M.J. (2011). Linking home care interventions and hospitalization outcomes for frail and non-frail elderly patients. Research in Nursing and Health, doi: 10.1002/nur.20426. NIHMS274649

Monsen, K.A., Sanders, A.N., Yu, F., Radosevich, D.M, & Geppert, J.S. (2011). Family home visiting outcomes for mothers with and without intellectual disabilities. Journal of Intellectual Disabilities Research, 55, 484–499. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2788.2011.01402.x

Monsen, K.A., & Newsom, E.T. (2011). Feasibility of using the Omaha System to represent nursing management interventions. Public Health Nursing. onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1525-1446.2010.00926.

Monsen, K.A., Radosevich, D.M., Kerr, M.J., & Fulkerson, J.A. (2011). Public health nurses tailor home visiting interventions. Public Health Nursing, 28, 119–128. doi: 10.1111/j.1525-1446.2010.00911.x

Martin, K.S., Monsen, K.A., & Bowles, K.H. (2011). The Omaha System: Meaningful use examples from practice, education, and research. CIN. Computers, Informatics, Nursing, 29(1), 52-58.

Monsen, K.A., Honey, M., & Wilson, S. (2010). Meaningful use of a standardized terminology to support the electronic health record in New Zealand. Applied Clinical Informatics. Available on-line. doi: 10.4338/ACI-2010-06-CR-0035

Halcón, L.L., Robertson, C.L. & Monsen, K.A. (2010). Evaluating Health Realization for coping among refugee women. Journal of Loss and Trauma.

Monsen, K.A., Banerjee, A., & Das, P. (2010). Discovering client and intervention patterns in home visiting data. Western Journal of Nursing Research.

Monsen, K.A., Fulkerson, J.A., Lytton, A.B., Taft, L.L., Schwichtenberg, L.D., & Martin, K.S. (2010). Comparing maternal child health problems and outcomes across public health nursing agencies. Maternal and Child Health Journal, 14(3), 412-421.

Monsen K.A., Martin K.S., Christensen J.R., & Westra B.L. (2009). Omaha System data: Methods for research and program evaluation. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, 146, 783-784.

Monsen, K.A., Westra, B.L., Yu, F., Ramadoss, V.K., & Kerr, M.J. (2009). Data management for intervention effectiveness research: Comparing deductive and inductive approaches. Research in Nursing and Health.

Halcón, L.L., , Robertson, C.L., Monsen, K.A., Claypatch, C. (2007). A Theoretical Framework for Using Health Realization to Reduce Stress and Improve Coping in Refugee Communitites. Journal of Holistic Nursing, 25, 186-194.

Kerr, M.J., Savik, K., Monsen, K.A., & Lusk, S.L. (2007). Effectiveness of Computer-Based Tailoring Versus Targeting to Promote Use of Hearing Protection. Canadian Journald of Nursing Research, 39, 80-97.

Monsen, K.A., Fitzsimmons, L.L., Lescenski, B.A., Lytton, A.B., Schwichtenberg, L.D., & Martin, K.S. (2006). A Public Health Nursing Informatics Data-and-Practice Quality Project. CIN, 24, 152-158.

Monsen, K.A. (2005). Use of the Omaha System in Practice. In Martin, K.S., The Omaha System: A Key to Practice, Documentation, and Information Management (pp 58-83). Elsevier: St. Louis.

Monsen, K.A. & Kerr, M.J. (2004). Mining Quality Documentation Data for Golden Outcomes. Home Health Care Management and Practice, 16, 192-199.

Monsen, K.A. & Martin, K.S. (2002b, July/September). Using an outcomes management program in a public health department. Outcomes Management, 6, 120-124.

Monsen, K.A. & Martin, K.S. (2002a, April/June). Developing an outcomes management program in a public health department. Outcomes Management, 6, 62-66.

Monsen, K.A. & Keller, L.O. (2002, May/June). A Population-Based Approach to Pediculosis Management. Public Health Nursing, 19, 201-208.


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