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About Der-Fa Lu

Der-Fa Lu, PhD RN is Assistant Professor at The University of Iowa College of Nursing. She teaches courses in Health and Nursing Informatics. She is developing a program of research in nursing informatics with focus on 2 areas: knowledge representation and knowledge discover. She and others developed a methodology for cross-mapping validation between standardized nursing languages and SNOMED CT. She is conducting research to discover clinical nursing knowledge from patient care datasets for elderly population. She wants to use her training in both informatics and genontolgoical nursing to advance nursing science.
Post-Doc in Nursing Informatics, The University of Iowa
PhD in Gerontological Nursing, The University of Iowa
MA in Gerontological nursing, The University of Iowa
BSN, Taipei College of Medicine
AND, Taipei College of Nursing


Present Associate Professor, College of Nursing, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

Curriculum Vitae


Research Interests

Nursing and health informatics, Knowledge representation, Knowledge discovery, Gerontological nursing, and Chinese American elders

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Contact Information

Nursing 272
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Eau Claire, WI 54702-4004


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