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TIGER Scholars Workgroup

TIGER (Technology Informatics Guiding Education Reform) Scholars Workgroup, as part of the TIGER Interprofessional Community provides a forum for sharing knowledge about state of the art approaches and best practices within the academic informatics community to both inform and enhance current educational practices. Resources and tools offered by the TIGER Scholars Workgroup are intended for all informatics educators, with a targeted focus on those who may not have previous informatics specialization. The workgroup models proactive collaboration and engagement with other professional organizations that support health informatics educators. Workgroup members share the critical value of aligning and synchronizing collective efforts to improve the informatics educator and student experience through presentations at conferences and workshops.

Interested in getting involved? Learning more about the TIGER Interprofessional Community.

TIGER Scholars Internship Program

Under the HIMSS Foundation, the TIGER Scholars Internship Program is offering two internships to students in health informatics graduate degree programs – one U.S. resident and one non-U.S. resident will be selected. The TIGER Scholar Internship Program will run for one academic year, beginning with the fall through the spring term.

Application deadline is Monday, 1 June, 2020, 11:59 pm CT.

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Stephen Burrows, DPM, MBA, CPHIMSS, FHIMSS

Chair & Program Director, Healthcare Informatics, Sacred Heart University, CT, USA


Ruth Schleyer, MSN, RN-BC, COI

Chief Nursing Informatics Officer

Legacy Health, Portland, OR, USA


Gabriela Mustata Wilson, PhD, MSc, FHIMSS

Chair of Health Informatics and Information Management

Associate Professor of Health Informatics

College of Nursing and Health Professions, University of Southern Indiana, IN, USA

Chair Liaison


Assistant Professor, Health Information Management

Texas State University, San Marcos, TX, USA


Taghreed Justinia, PhD, MSc

Founding Regional Director IT Services, Technology & Health Informatics

King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Ministry of National Guard, Public Affairs, Saudi Arabia

Saif Khairat, PhD, MPH, MS

Assistant Professor

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, School of Nursing, NC, USA

Clair Lunt, DHSc, RN

Director of Nursing Informatics

Mount Sinai West Nursing Department, New York, NY, USA

Patricia MacTaggart

Patricia MacTaggart, MBA, MMA

Teaching Instructor, Health Policy & Management

Program Director of Health Informatics

Milken Institute of Public Health, George Washington University, DC, USA

David Marc, PhD, CHDA

Associate Professor, Department Chair, Health Informatics Graduate Program Director

Department of Health Informatics and Information Management, The College of St. Scholastica, Duluth, MN, USA


Ann Minks, MBA candidate

Online Pedagogy Facilitator, Tenured Faculty

Bellevue College, WA, USA

Marisa Wilson, DNSc, MHSc, RN-BC, CPHIMS, FAAN

Specialty Track Coordinator, MSN Nursing Informatics

Health Systems Leadership Pathway Director

The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing

Senior Scientist, The Informatics Institute

The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, USA


Toria Shaw, MSW, Senior Manager, Professional Development, serves as the HIMSS TIGER Staff Liaison

In addition to the TIGER Scholars Workgroup, the community comprises:

TIGER International Task Force

TIGER VLE Workgroup

TIGER Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)

EU*US eHealth Work ProjectAccess the global case studies compilation

Want to learn more about the TIGER Initiative? Please visit our main landing page.