Robin R. Austin, PhD, DNP, DC, RN-BC

Assistant Professor, Population Health and Systems Cooperative

Robin R. Austin

Contact Info

Office Phone 612-624-1115

Fax 612-625-7091

Office Address:
6-178 Weaver-Densford Hall

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

PhD, Nursing, University of Minnesota 2018

Doctoral Degree, Loyola University Chicago (Nursing Practice Healthcare Quality Using Education in Safety and Technology, H-QUEST), 2013

Masters Science in Nursing (MSN), Excelsior College (Nursing Education Certificate in Health Care Informatics), 2010

Bachelors Degree (BES), St. Cloud State University, 1996

Associates Degree, Excelsior College (Nursing – Registered Nurse), 2004;

Doctor of Chiropractic, Northwestern Health Sciences University, 1999


Awards & Recognition

  • Outstanding Graduate Nursing Student Award 2018, University of Minnesota School of Nursing Alumni Society
  • Maggie Cox Writers Award 2012, American Association Nursing Informatics (ANIA)




  • Michalowski, M., Austin, R.R., Mathiason, M., Maganti, S., Schorr, E., & Monsen, K.A. (2018). Relationships among Interventions and Health Literacy Outcomes for Sub-populations: A Data-Driven Approach. KONTACT.
  • Gao, G., Kerr, M., Lindquist, R., Chi, C.L., Mathiason, M., Austin, R.R., & Monsen, K.A.(2018). A strengths-based data capture model: mining data-driven and person-centered health assets, JAMIA Open, ooy015,
  • Austin, R.R., Schulz, C, Monsen, K.A. (2017). An Informatics Approach to Interprofessional Management of Low Back Pain: A Feasibility Study using the Omaha System. Journal Innovations in Health Informatics. 24(3):268–27.
  • Austin, R.R., Hull, S., Westra, B. (2014). Blue button movement: Engaging ourselves and patients. CIN: Computers, Informatics, Nursing. 32(1). 7-9. doi: 10.1097/CIN.0000000000000044
  • Austin, R.R. et al (2013). Engaging consumers in health information technology: A collaborative  event. CIN: Computers, Informatics, Nursing. 31(3). 105-106. doi: 10.1097/NXN.0b013e31828c46ec
  • Austin, R.R., Hiniker, J., Westra, B.L. (2012). Engaging consumers through health information technology. CIN: Computers, Informatics, Nursing. 30(8), 400-401, doi: 10.1097/NXN.0b013e31826a7d1f

Poster Presentations

  • MN E-Health Summit 2013 – “E-Health Literacy Program for Older Adults”
  • MNRS – “E-Health Literacy for Older Adults: DNP Capstone Project”
  • MN E-Health Summit 2012 -“E-Health Literacy for Older Adults: A Proposed DNP Capstone Project”


  • AHC Institute Health Informatics Grand Rounds 2014 - “The Patient Engagement Movement”
  • Omaha System Users Group September 2014 – “New User for Omaha System – Lessons Learned”
  • Graduate Nursing Course Guest Lecture (MN 5030) 2014 - “Chiropractic Medicine”


Teaching Areas

Teaching Areas:

  • Consumer Health Informatics 
  • Pre-licensure Nursing

Areas of Interest:

  • Consumer Health Informatics /Patient Engagement 
  • Standardized Terminologies 
  • Integrative Health and Healing


Board Certifications

2010 American Nurses Credentialing Center Board Certified – Nursing Informatics