Standing Faculty Clinician-Educator Track
Professor of Informatics at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Kenrick Cato, PhD, RN, CPHIMS, FAAN, is a clinical informatician whose research focuses on mining electronic patient data to support decision-making for clinicians, patients, and caregivers. Operationally, he spends his time mining and modeling Nursing data to optimize Nursing value in Healthcare. He is also involved in several national-level informatics organizations, including as a board member of the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA), Chair of the Nursing Informatics Working Group(NIWG) of AMIA, as well as a convening member of the AMIA-sponsored 25 x 5 initiative to reduce documentation burden. Dr. Cato received his BSN, MS, and Ph.D. in Clinical informatics at Columbia University.

“It is my honor and privilege to help educate and train future leaders.”


  • PhD, Columbia University School of Nursing, 2014
  • MPhil, Columbia University School of Nursing, 2012
  • BSN, Columbia University School of Nursing, 2008
  • BA, Swarthmore College, 1994