Eun-Shim Nahm PhD, RN, FAAN

Dr. Eun-Shim Nahm is a professor and the program director for the nursing informatics program at the University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON). Her research focuses on the use of technology-based interventions to promote health and to manage chronic illnesses of older adults. She has conducted various studies in this field, including qualitative, measurement, theory testing, and usability studies, as well as randomized controlled trials. She has developed and successfully implemented multiple online health behavior interventions for adults aged 50 and older and their caregivers.

Dr. Nahm is the recipient of multiple grant awards from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Her most recent R01 grant project, Dissemination of a Theory-Based Bone Health Program in Online Communities, is supported by the National Institute of Nursing Research. Most recently, in collaboration with Baltimore My HealtheVet team and UMMS EHealth team, Dr. Nahm developed a PHR/Portal implementation toolkit and is currently testing the tookit.

In addition to her research expertise, Dr. Nahm has real-life experience in health information systems as a system administrator. She has published more than 46 peer-reviewed journal articles and five book chapters in her area of expertise. She also has given numerous presentations at regional, national, and international scientific conferences. At the UMSON, Dr. Nahm teaches graduate-level nursing informatics courses and doctoral-level research courses and has mentored many graduate and doctoral students.