University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Department of Biomedical Informatics and Center for Health Literacy
Anita Walden is a faculty member in the Department of Biomedical Informatics at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, her research interests are in international data standards, EHR data integration for clinical research, and implementation mobile technologies for underserved and rural communities to improve healthcare access and health outcomes. She is also an industry educator and trainer in data management, clinical research informatics and mobile health technologies with the Society of Clinical Data Management (SCDM).
As research faculty instructor at the UAMS Center for Health Literacy (CHL), Jennifer is actively engaged in writing grants, establishing research collaborations, and managing clinical research projects. Before joining CHL, she worked as deputy director of clinical research for a clinic in California specializing in the treatment of neuropsychiatric disorders. She has managed multiple clinical research projects, a surgical resident educational program, and an international robot-assisted laparoscopic surgical training program at the University of California Irvine (UCI). She also managed the statewide NSF-funded Louis Stokes California Alliance for Minority Participation, promoting undergraduate research for underrepresented minorities across all UC campuses. As a member of the UAMS Digital Health Working Group, she is working with a team to provide clinicians and researchers guidance in the development and use of digital health technologies, such as mobile apps, wearable biomonitors, and predictive analytics. Jennifer has an undergraduate degree in sociology and a master’s degree from the Health Care Executive MBA program at UCI’s Paul Merage School of Business.