Faculty

Azizeh K. Sowan is the chair of the Department of Nursing Practice and professor at the UCF College of Nursing. A nationally renowned health informatics expert with a focus on quality and safety indicators, Sowan has held several national safety consulting roles and has been an invited member on several national initiatives. In addition to her degrees, she holds a Six Sigma Black Belt, and is certified in Team STEPPS, and Quality Matters. Her research, which has been presented and published widely, seeks to transform healthcare environments by improving safety and quality of care through the optimization of design, usability and safety of IT systems and utilizing clinical data to track trends.

Education
  • PhD – Nursing Informatics, University of Maryland at Baltimore
  • MBA, University of Texas at San Antonio
  • Master in Data Analytics, University of Texas at San Antonio
  • Master in Nursing Education, University of Jordan, Amman
  • BSN, University of Jordan, Amman
Selected Awards & Honors
  • Elevating Leaders in Academic Settings Fellowship, American Association of Colleges of Nursing
  • Fellow, American Academy of Nursing
Selected Professional Activities
  • Expert Reviewer, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute Merit Review Panel
  • American Academy of Nursing, Informatics Expert Panel

Expertise & Research

Expertise
  • Acute Care
  • Big Data
  • Critical Care
  • Evidence-Based Practice
  • Quantitative Research Methods
  • Secondary Data Analysis
  • Technology
  • Translational Research
Research Areas
  • Quality, Safety & Patient Outcomes