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Marcelline R. Harris
Regents' Proceedings

Marcelline R. Harris, Ph.D., associate professor of nursing in the School of Nursing, retired from active faculty status on June 30, 2021.

Professor Harris received her B.S. degree from the College of St. Catherine in 1972, her M.S. degree from South Dakota State University in 1986, and her Ph.D. degree from the University of Nebraska in 1997. She was an NIH/NLM post-doctoral fellow at the University of Minnesota and Mayo Clinic from 1998-2001. Professor Harris joined the University of Michigan faculty as an associate professor in 2011.

Professor Harris made considerable contributions to the teaching, research, and service missions of the School of Nursing. The central focus of Professor Harris’ research was informatics methodologies, including the terminology systems and standards that facilitate data integration and interoperability. In addition, she has deep practical experience related to clinical systems, and the integration, modeling, and reuse of data in clinical information systems, and for research ‘at scale.’ Her research was funded by the National Institutes of Health, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Centers for Disease and Control, and the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute. Professor Harris also had extensive enterprise- level experience, having served in both scientific and operational positions that address the development and governance of systems that support the capture, storage, indexing, retrieval, and reuse of clinical data. She served the scientific community in leadership roles at the international, national, and local levels. At the University of Michigan, she retained this translational perspective, emphasizing clinical data for patient-centered research, clinical surveillance, and predictive analytics. Professor Harris was inducted as a fellow in the American Medical Informatics Association in 2019.

Professor Harris taught informatics, research, and leadership courses. While in academia, Professor Harris mentored and chaired committees for multiple post-doctoral fellows, Ph.D., Doctor of Nursing Practice, master’s students, and international scholars.

The Regents now salute this distinguished nursing educator for her dedicated service by naming Marcelline R. Harris, associate professor emerita of nursing.