Dr. Monsen is Associate Professor at the University of Minnesota School of Nursing where she co-directs the Center for Nursing Informatics, and is Director of the Omaha System Partnership. She received bachelor's degrees in Biology from Luther College and in Nursing from Creighton University. Her MS and PhD degrees in nursing are from the University of Minnesota. Dr. Monsen's award winning research examines large data sets using diverse methods to explore questions of nursing care quality and population health outcomes. She has authored over 85 scientific papers showcasing the value of nursing data for practice, education, and research.