Bonnie Kaplan, PhD, FACMI

Lecturer in Anesthesiology (Medical Informatics); Yale Bioethics Center Scholar; Faculty Fellow, Yale Information Society Project, Yale Law School

Departments & Organizations

Medical Informatics, Yale Center for

Program for Biomedical Ethics

Biography

Bonnie Kaplan, PhD, of the Yale Center for Medical Informatics, is a Yale Interdisciplinary Bioethics Center Scholar, a faculty fellow of the Yale Law Schools’ Information Society Project, and faculty of the Program for Biomedical Ethics at the Yale School of Medicine. She is an elected fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics, and a recipient of the American Medical Informatics Association’s President’s Award. In 2014 she was selected as a visiting scholar at The Hastings Center for her research in bioethics.

Dr. Kaplan is the author of more than 80 refereed papers and book chapters, as well as numerous other articles and publications. She is an authority on people's reactions to new technologies, identifying and addressing clinician and patient concerns, and evaluating applications of computer information systems in healthcare. Her work includes ethnographic and usability studies of clinicians and patients. She also addresses related social and ethical issues concerning new technologies.

Dr. Kaplan is past chair of the Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues Working Group and of the People and Organizational Issues Working Group of the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA). She also is past chair of the International Medical Informatics Association Working Group-13: Organizational and Social Issues. She served on AMIA's Vendor Contract Issues Task Force, having previously chaired the Consumer Health Informatics Task Force. At the Yale Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics, she was founding chair of the Research Working Group on Technology and Ethics. Also at Yale, she founded and chairs the Whitney Humanities Center Working Group on Science, Technology, and Utopian Visions.

September 2013

Education & Training

PhD University of Chicago (1983)
MA University of Chicago (1972)
BA Cornell University (1971)

Honors & Recognition

  • Hastings Center Visiting ScholarThe Hastings Center (2014)

  • FellowAmerican College of Medical Informatics (2000)

  • President's AwardAmerican Medical Informatics Association (2000)

Professional Service

  • Working Research Group on Technology and Ethics Yale Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics, Yale University (2001 - 2005)

  • Science, Technology, and Utopian Visions Working Group Whitney Humanities Center, Yale University (2004)

  • Working Group 13: Organizational and Social Issues International Medical Informatics Assocation Working Group on Organizational and Social Issues (1998 - 2008)

  • People and Organizational Issues Working Group (1998-2000, 2009-2011); Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues Working Group (2009-2012); Consumer Health Informatics Task Force (1999-2000). American Medical Informatics Association - People and Organizational Issues Working Group; Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues Working Group (1998 - 2012)

International Activity

  • 35 "From Sentences to Sense Making, From Utterances to Clinical Understanding, From Narratives to Structured Data: A Tutorial on Qualitative Data Coding, Concepts, Methods, and Tools," American Medical Informatics Association Annual Symposium, November 2014. Tutorial co-presented with M. B. Adams, R. Koppel, C. Kuziemsky, and K. Ravaaz. United States (2014 - 2014)

  • Tutorial - "Ethnographic Sociotechnical Evaluation for Health Information Technology" United States (2013 - 2013)

  • Healthcare Technology To Improve Safety and Quality in End of Life and Palliative Care United States (2012 - 2012)

  • Information Technology and the Soul of Medicine United States (2012 - 2012)

  • Up Close and Personal: Ethnographic Methods for Informatics Research United States (2011 - 2011)

  • Sociotechnical Design and In-Situ Evaluation for Health Information Technology United States (2011 - 2011)

  • faculty mentor United States (2011 - 2011)

  • Up Close and Personal: Ethnographic Methods for Public Health Informatics Evaluation United States (2010 - 2010)

  • Cyberinfrastructure in Behavioral Medicine - Clarifying the Landscape United States (2008 - 2008)

  • Addressing Social and Ethical Issues in Developing Longitudinal Health Records United States (2008 - 2008)

  • American Medical Informatics Association - Chair, People and Organizational Issues Working Group (1998-2000, 2009-2011); Chair, Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues Working Group (2009-2012); Chair, Consumer Health Informatics Task Force (1999-2000). United States (1998 - 2012)

    Lead working groups, arranged conference presentations and sessions, coordinated activities with other working groups.

  • International Medical Informatics Association - Chair, Working Group on Organizational and Social Issues United States (1998 - 2008)

    Chaired working group, arranged international conference activities, liaison with other working groups and organizations.

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Contact Info

Bonnie Kaplan, PhD, FACMI
Mailing Address
Yale Bioethics CenterBox 208293
New Haven, CT 06511-8293

Curriculum Vitae