Suzan Ahmad, PhD, MSN, RN

Assistant Professor, Nursing Informatics

Division of Advanced Nursing Practice


SSB 1118

(973) 972-4298

Specialty: Implementation of Electronic Health Records (HER) and different clinical and administrative information systems in different healthcare settings.

Dr. Suzan Ahmad is a nurse, health informatics expert, and nurse leader for the last 30 years serving as an Assistant Professor at Rutgers University. Her international health and nursing informatics experience brings global real-life nursing informatics practices for advanced nursing practice DNP students.  During her informatics career, she managed many successful Electronic Health Records (EHR) implementations around the world in operational and greenfield sites, especially in the Persian Gulf region and USA.

As an advanced practice nurse in informatics, Dr. Ahmad served various international informatics roles in academia, project implementation, and consultation. Dr. Ahmad received several awards such as Excellence Award from Princess Mona of Jordan, Research Award from UAE, and Health Informatics Strategic Plan Recognition from UAE Health Minister.

Research/Scholarly Interests

  • Implementing Clinical Information system parts such as Clinical Decision Support and alerts in electronic health records and subsequent training post implementation.
  • Data harmonization to support Artificial Intelligence technology for various healthcare data.
  • Evaluating hospitals towards magnet accreditation and predicting magnet attributes through machine learning models.
  • Integrate and use of mobile technology to improve diabetic patients’ health outcomes and compliance to medical regimen.  

Clinical Specialties

  • Implementation of Electronic Health Records (HER) and different clinical and administrative information systems in different healthcare settings.

Education & Training

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in Nursing Informatics from University of Arizona.
  • Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Primary Healthcare.
  • Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree in nursing science from Jordan University of Science and Technology.

Recent Research Activities/Funded Projects

·         Co-investigator in NIH 3R33AG068931-01A1S: Administrative Supplement to Support Collaboration to Improve AI/ML-Readiness.

Recent Publications

Books, Monographs and Chapters:

  • Ahmad, Suzan & Effken, Judy (2007). Computer Simulation in Learning: Are We There Yet? VDM Verlag Dr. Mueller E.K. Mahwah, Germany  

Articles (Reviews, Editorials, etc.) In Journals; other Professional Communications:

  • Ahmad, S. & Dreisbach, C. Application of Three-Dimensional Printing in Maternal and Child Health Nursing Care. [Manuscript accepted, awaiting publication].
  • Melinda L. Jenkins, PhD, FNP; Judith Katz, Senior Director, IT Operations; Courtney Omary, DNP, MSN, RN-BC; Suzan Ahmad, PhD, RN; Ramya Govindarajan, MSPH; Roy L. Simpson, DNP, RN, DPNAP, FAAN, FACMI. Big Data Education for Clinical Documentation. [Manuscript accepted, awaiting publication in the Journal of the Society for Clinical Data Management].
  • Ahmad, Suzan; Jenkins, Melinda (2022). Artificial Intelligence for Nursing Practice and Management, CIN: Computers, Informatics, Nursing: 40(3): 139–144 doi: 10.1097/CIN.0000000000000871
  • Ahmad, Suzan (2011). Assessing and promoting Informatics in the Middle East: A Personal View. Online Journal of Nursing Informatics (OJNI), 19(2). Available at