Dr. Theresa Cullen is a family physician and clinical informatician who has led numerous large-scale health IT software development and deployment initiatives throughout her time in public service. She began her career with Indian Health Service (IHS) in 1984 as a family practice physician, and from 2006-2011 she served as the Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Director of the Office of Information Technology for IHS. In 2012, she retired from the U.S. Public Health Service with the rank of Rear Admiral and Assistant U.S. Surgeon General. Dr. Cullen went on to work as the Chief Medical Information Officer for the Veterans Health Administration from 2012-2015. She later served as Associate Director of Global Health Informatics at the Regenstrief Institute, where her work focused on the use of technology to meet clinical needs and improve health outcomes in low- and middle-income countries. Dr. Cullen became the Public Health Director of Pima County, Arizona, in May 2020 and has helped lead Pima Countyís response to the COVID-19 pandemic
Historic ACMI Biography
Cullenís work accelerates clinical informatics. As Indian Health Service CIO, she led development of the first enterprise population health platform. As VHA CMIO, she extended the clinical informatician role. Cullen worked with low-and middle-income countries to integrate/evaluate HIT. Currently she supports integration/evaluation of public health information with clinical HIT systems.
Fellows of AMIA (FAMIA)
FAMIA stands for “Fellow of the American Medical Informatics Association” and it recognizes the contributions and professional accomplishments of AMIA members who apply informatics skills and knowledge to their practice – be that in a clinical setting, a public or population health capacity, or as a clinical researcher.
The American College of Medical Informatics
ACMI is a college of elected Fellows from the U.S. and abroad who have made significant and sustained contributions to the field of medical informatics. It is the central body for a community of scholars and practitioners who are committed to advancing the informatics field.