Patricia Flatley Brennan, RN, PhD

Lillian Moehlman Bascom Professor, School of Nursing, U of Wisconsin-Madison

Dr. Brennan is the Lillian L. Moehlman Bascom Professor, School of Nursing and College of Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin. Currently Theme Leader of the Living Environments Laboratory at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, Dr. Brennan received a Masters of Science in Nursing from the University of Pennsylvania and a PhD in Industrial Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Following seven years of clinical practice in critical care nursing and psychiatric nursing, Dr. Brennan held several academic positions. She developed the ComputerLink, an electronic network designed to reduce isolation and improve self-care among home care patients and directed HeartCare, a WWW-based tailored information and communication service that helped home-dwelling cardiac patients recover faster, and with fewer symptoms. Dr. Brennan is National Program Director of Project HealthDesign, a RWJ- funded initiative designed to stimulate the next generation of personal health records.

Additionally, directs the external evaluation of the SMArt initiative, a novel, distributed health information architecture that brings the power of an “Apps-store” model to electronic health records. She is fellow of both the American Academy of Nursing (1991) and the American College of Medical Informatics (1993). Dr. Brennan was elected to the Institute of Medicine in 2002, and in 2009 became an elected member of the New York Academy of Medicine.