PhD, Biomedical Informatics,2011, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT

MS, Epidemiology, 1981, University of Texas School of Public Health, Houston, TX

BSN with Honors, Nursing, 1976, University of Texas School of Nursing, Houston, TX


Medical/Surgical Staff Nurse, Pasadena Bayshore General Hospital, Pasadena, TX

Research Nurse, Department of Virology and Epidemiology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

Research Nurse, Division of Medicine, M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Graduate Assistant, Medical Informatics, University of Utah/Intermountain Healthcare

Computer Professional, Informatics, Huntsman Cancer Institute, University of Utah

Graduate Assistant, Biomedical Informatics, University of Utah/Fellow, Intermountain Healthcare

June 2011-Present
Informatics Fellow, Homer Warner Center, Intermountain Healthcare


National Library of Medicine Medical Informatics Fellowship

Honorary Fellow, Institute for Health Care Delivery Research, Intermountain Healthcare

Nursing Informatics Working Group Award, American Medical Informatics Association

Selected Bibliography

Welch SR. Socio-demographic patterns among screened positives from community health agencies who do not attend a public cervical cancer  treatment clinic.  Master’s Thesis. UTSPH library, 1980.

Valdivieso V,Montevirgen R,Welch SR,Russell NC,Guinee VF,Chen T,Carr DT. Staging lung cancer:A study of cost-effectiveness. Annual Clinical Conference on Cancer 28:85-91,1986.

Welch SR,McGaff MT,Glover FN. Protocol Data Management System:  File structure and user interface. MUMPS Users Group Quarterly XVII,1:32-37,1987.

Ajani JA,Welch SR,Raber MN,Fields WS,Krakoff IH. Comprehensive criteria for assessing therapy-induced toxicity. Cancer Inves,1989.

Welch S,Raber M,Neidhart J,Krakoff I.  A clinical cancer research data management system (abstract). Proceedings of ASCO 9:61,1990.

Welch SR,Neidhart JA,Glover FN,Raber MN,Krakoff IH. Capturing cancer clinical trials data at the source and communicating them electronically (abstract). Controlled Clin Trials 11:278,1990.

Matza MJ,Welch SR. Benefits of a centralized clinical trials data management system (abstract). Controlled Clin Trials 16: 60S,1995.

Welch SR. Standard interface to a clinical trials data management system (abstract). Controlled Clin Trials 16:61S, 1995.

Primary author of Health Level Seven (HL7) sections on clinical trials data messaging formats. HL7 Specifications, Version 2.3. 1996.

Welch Susan Rea, Pryor T Allan. Merging Cardiac Surgery and Case Mix Data (abstract). Proc AMIA Symp 1999: 1193.

Parkinson BT, Valentine KJ, Welch SR, Rees WV, Pinto K. Variation in pre-operative biopsy procedures for women with suspicious breast imaging examinations exists between hospital facilities within a health care institution (abstract). Breast Cancer Research and Treatment. 100/Sup.1: S256-S257. 2006.

Welch SR, Huff SM. Cohort amplification: An associative classification framework for identification of disease cohorts in the electronic health record. AMIA Annu Symp Proc: 862-866. 2010.

Welch, Susan Rea.  Design and evaluation of an associative classification framework to identify disease cohorts in the electronic health (dissertation). University of Utah: ISBN 9781124572031. 2011.

Tao C, Welch S, Wei W, Oniki T, Parker C, Pathak J, Huff S, Chute C. Normalized Representation of Data Elements for Phenotype Cohort Identification in the Electronic Health Record (abstract). AMIA Annu Symp Proc 2011.

Tao C, Pathak J, Welch SR, Bouamrane MM, Huff SM, Chute CG. Toward semantic web based knowledge representation and extraction from electronic health records, Proceedings of the first international workshop on Managing interoperability and complexity in health systems, ACM, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, 2011, pp. 75-78.

Rea S, Pathak J, Savova G, Oniki TA, Westberg L, Beebe CE, et al. Building a robust, scalable and standards-driven infrastructure for secondary use of EHR data: The SHARPn project. Journal of Biomedical Informatics. 2012;45(4):763-71.

Tao C, Rea S, Pathak J, Oniki T, Parker C, Huff S, et al. Toward Computable Mappings of Normalized EHR Data To Input Specifications for Phenotyping Algorithms. 2012 Summit on Clinical Research Informatics; 2012;  San Francisco, CA, p 162.