Jeeyae Choi, PhD, RN

Jeeyae ChoiAfter earning dual undergraduate degrees in both nursing and electrical engineering, and an MS in Computer System Engineering at Boston University, Dr. Jeeyae Choi started working as a research assistant at Decision Systems Group at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School. She then completed a doctoral program in nursing informatics from the School of Nursing at Columbia University in 2006.

Choi’s teaching expertise is nursing informatics, where she has taught both basic NI courses’ (information management and healthcare technology) for undergraduate students and advanced NI courses’ (clinical outcomes management and information systems) for M.S. degree candidates. She also taught genetics and genomics in healthcare for undergraduate students. Choi’s research emphasis has focused on developing clinical decision support systems based on computer-interpretable nursing guidelines translated from paper-based nursing guidelines. She has led major practice-related projects (i.e., Nursing Documentation System, Electronic Medication Administration Process) at the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston, MA, and has completed two externally-funded research projects: "Automated Braden Risk Assessment Tool" (2010), and "Validation and Enhancement of the Braden Risk Assessment Automated Tool" (2011).

She completed an internally-funded project in 2014: "Development of a Web-based Medication Management System for Community-Dwelling Adults." This study explored the feasibility of using a web application to facilitate nurse identification of actual or potential medication management problems and to target individualized interventions for improving outcomes for older adults living in the community. In 2015, Choi completed the development of a prototype web-based nursing practice and research information management system to advance the understanding of measuring mechanisms of performance of nursing care and its impact on patient outcomes. Currently, Choi is conducting an internally-funded project, “Developing a Pain Management Mobile Application for Cancer Patients on Android-based Smart Phones: Usability Study.” This project is aimed at developing a pain management application to be implemented on Android-based phones for high-quality pain management among breast cancer patients.


  • 2003, PhD, Nursing Informatics, Columbia University
  • 1999, MS, Computer Systems Engineering, Boston University
  • 1995, BS, Electrical Engineering, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • 1983, BSN, Nursing, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea

Research Interest(s)

  • Developing clinical decision support systems (CDSS)
  • Developing mobile apps for cancer patients  
  • Developing nursing information management systems
  • Knowledge management and representation

Community Engagement

  • Cape Fear Health Net

View Jeeyae Choi's Curriculum Vitae