Patricia F. Brennan, RN, PhD, MS
Director, US National Library of Medicine
Dr. Brennan came to NLM to serve as its director in August 2016 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she was a professor at the School of Nursing and College of Engineering. She is a pioneer in the development of innovative information systems and services, such as ComputerLink, an electronic network designed to improve the lives of home care patients and increase their independence. She directed HeartCare, a web-based information service that helps home-dwelling cardiac patients recover faster, with fewer symptoms, and Project Health Design, an initiative designed to stimulate the next generation of personal health records.
A past president of the American Medical Informatics Association, Dr. Brennan was elected to the Institute of Medicine in 2001. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, the American College of Medical Informatics, and the New York Academy of Medicine.