Kyungsook Gartrell

Assistant Professor


Contact Information

Linthicum Hall, room 201J


Post PhD, Biomedical Informatics Research, National Library of Medicine
PhD, University of Maryland School of Nursing
MS, University of Maryland School of Nursing
BSN, University of Maryland School of Nursing
BA, Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, Korea

Areas of Expertise

Adult Health
Medical/Surgical Area
Biomedical Informatics (Clinical Informatics, Nursing Informatics)
Clinical Decision Making Tool (Mobile Health Application)


“Big” health data analysis

Electronic health record/Personal health record use to improve patient outcomes

PubMed4Hh use for enhancing clinical decision-making at the point of care for clinicians

Evidence-based practice to improve the quality of care and patient outcome

Professional memberships/affiliations

American Medical Informatics Association

Academy Health Annual Research Meeting

Sigma Theta Tau International


Brennan CW, Krumlauf M, Feigenbaum K, Gartrell K, Cusack G. (2018). Patient acuity related to clinical research: concept clarification and literature review. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 14(193945918804545). DOI: 10.1177/0193945918804545. [Epub ahead of print]

Gartrell, K., Brennan, C.W., Wallen, G.R., Liu, F., Smith, K.G., & Fontelo, P. (2018).  Clinicians’ perceptions of usefulness of the Pubmed4Hh application in mobile device for clinical decision making at the point of care: Pilot study. BioMed Central (BMC) Medical Informatics and Decision Making, 18(1):27. DOI: 10.1186/s12911-018-0607-9.

Ames, NJ, Powers, J, Ranucci, A, Gartrell, K, Yang, L, VanRaden, M, Leidy, N, & Wallen, GR. (2017). A systematic approach for studying the signs and symptoms of fever: The fever assessment tool (FAST). Health Quality of Life Outcomes, 15(1), 84. DOI: 10.1186/s12955-017-0644-6.

Gartrell K, Trinkoff AM, Storr CL, Wilson ML. (2015). Electronic personal health record use among nurses in the nursing informatics community. Computers Informatics Nursing, 33(7), 306-314. DOI: 10.1097/CIN.0000000000000163.

Gartrell K, Trinkoff AM, Storr CL, Wilson ML, Gurses AP. (2015). Testing the electronic personal health record acceptance model by nurses for managing their own health: A cross-sectional survey. Applied Clinical Informatics, 6(2), 224-247. DOI: 10.4338/ACI-2014-11-RA-0107. eCollection 2015.

Gartrell K, Storr CL, Trinkoff AM, Wilson ML, Gurses AP. (2014). Electronic personal health record use among registered nurses. Nursing Outlook, 63(3), 278-287. DOI:

Trinkoff AM, Lerner N, Storr CL, Han K, Johantgen M, Gartrell K. (2014). Leadership education, certification and resident outcomes in US nursing homes: Cross-sectional secondary data analysis. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 52(1), 334-344. DOI:10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2014.10.002.

Lerner N, Trinkoff AM, Storr CL, Johantgen M, Han K, Gartrell K. (2014). Nursing home leadership tenure and resident care outcomes. Journal of Nursing Regulation, 5(3), 48-52.

Han K, Trinkoff A, Storr C, Lerner N, Johantgen M, Gartrell K. (2014). Associations between state regulations, training length, perceived quality and job satisfaction among certified nursing assistants: Cross-sectional secondary data analysis. International Journal of Nursing Studies,  51(8), 1135-1141. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2013.12.008.

Trinkoff AM, Han K, Storr CL, Lerner N, Johantgen M, Gartrell K. (2013). Turnover, staffing, skill mix and resident outcomes in a national sample of US nursing homes, Journal of Nursing Administration, 43(12), 630-636. DOI: 10.1097/NNA.0000000000000004.

Nahm E, Resnick B, Magaziner J, Zhu S, Brown C, (Gartrell) Kim K. (2012). Fear of falling in community-dwelling older adults and its relationship with level of exercise. Gerontologist, November;52:29, 1p. Supplement: 1.

(Gartrell) Kim K, Nahm E. Benefits of and barriers to the use of personal health records (PHR) for health management among adults (2012). Online Journal of Nursing Informatics, 16(3). Available at