Lisiane Pruinelli, PhD, RN

Lisiane Pruinelli

6-183 Weaver-Densford Hall
Minneapolis, MN 55455
United States

Dr. Pruinelli is an Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing. She earned a PhD degree from the University of Minnesota School of Nursing and a Master’s of Sciences and a Bachelor’s of Nursing Sciences degrees from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Dr. Pruinelli teaches statistics and health informatics for undergraduate and graduate students. Her research leverages innovative nursing informatics tools and cutting-edge data science methods to investigate acute disease conditions, such as liver transplantation and sepsis. Her research uses multi-source electronic health data to discover new knowledge using a holistic approach to health, incorporating physiological, psychosocial, and other determinants of health. Dr. Pruinelli’s scholarship aims to increase the quality of health care delivery and improve the patient care experience in the continuum.


Awards & Recognition

2015-2016 Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship – UMN Graduate School

2015 Big Data Coursework for Computational Medicine (BDC4CM) – A NIH – Mayo Clinic/UMN Fellowship

2010 “Dr. T. Heather Herdman Scholarship”. Award in recognition to clinical nurses working in Developing Countries, received on North American Nursing Diagnoses Association - International Conference in Madrid, Spain.


Professional Associations

  • Center Membership
    Center for Nursing Informatics


PhD, University of Minnesota (Nursing), 2016

MS, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil (Nursing), 2008

Teaching Degree, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil (Nursing), 2002

BSN, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, 2000

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Research Summary/Interests

Statement of Advising Philosophy and Expectations for PhD Students

Statement of Advising Philosophy

Research Funding Grants

04/2016-08/2016 - Funding: MNRS Joseph and Jean Buckwalter Grant - Title: Knowledge Discovery for Liver Transplant Survival


Pruinelli L, Delaney CW, Garcia A, Caspers B, Westra B. (2016). Nursing Management Data Set (NMMDS): Cost Effective Tool to Demonstrate the Value of Nursing Staffing in the Big Data Science Era. Nursing Economic$, 34(2), 66-71. *Pruinelli L, Lucena AdeF, Monsen KA. (2016). Empirical Evaluation of International Health System Data Interoperability: Mapping the Wanda Horta Theory to the Omaha System Ontology. Research and Theory for Nursing Practice, 30(3), 229-241. **

Pruinelli L, Monsen K, Simon G, Westra B. (2016). Clustering the Whole-person Health Data to Predict Liver Transplant Survival. Stud Health Technol Inform, 225, 382-386. **


Topax M, Ronquilo C, Peltonen M, Pruinelli L et al. (2016). Advancing Nursing Informatics in the Next Decade: Recommendations from an International Survey. Stud Health Technol Inform, 225, 123-137. **


Peltonen L-M, Topax M, Ronquillo C, Pruinelli L, et al. (2016). Nursing Informatics Current and Future Research Priorities: Recommendations from an International Survey. Stud Health Technol Inform 2016, 225, 222-226. **


Westra BL, Pruinelli L, Delaney CW. (2015). Nursing Knowledge: 2015 Big Data Science. CIN: ANI Connection. 33(10), 427-431. *



Garcia A,Caspers B,Westra B,Pruinelli L,Delaney C. (2015). Sharable and Comparable Data for Nursing Management. Nurs Adm Q. 39(4), 297-303. *


Yadav P, Steinbach M, Pruinelli L, Westra BL, Delaney CW, Kumar V, Simon G. (2015). Forensic-Style Analysis with Survival Trajectories. IEEE International Conference on Data Mining (ICDM 2015), Atlantic City, NJ. **


Johnson SG, Byrne MD, Christie B, Delaney CW, LaFlamme A, Park JI, Pruinelli L, Sherman S, Speedie S, Westra BL. (2015). Modeling Flowsheet Data for Clinical Research. AMIA Jt Summits Transl Sci Proc. Mar(25), 77-81. **



Topaz M, Ronquillo C, Pruinelli L, Ramos SR, Murtola LM, Siirala E, Atique S, Hamann G, Badger MK. (2015). Central Trends in Nursing Informatics: Students’ Reflections from International Congress on Nursing Informatics 2014 (Taipei, Taiwan). Comput Inform Nurs. 33(3), 85-89. *



Park JI, Pruinelli L, Westra BL, Delaney CW. (2014). Applied Nursing Informatics Research - State-of-the-Art Methodologies using Electronic Health Record Data. Stud Health Technol Inform. 201, 395-400. **


Pruinelli L, Fu H, Monsen KA, Westra BL. (2014). Comparison of consumer derived evidence with an Omaha System evidence-based practice guideline for community dwelling older adults. Stud Health Technol Inform. 201, 18-24. **

Lucena AdeF, Holsbach I, Pruinelli L, Cardoso A, Mello B. (2013). Brazilian validation of the nursing outcomes for acute pain. Int J Nurs Knowl. 24(1), 54-58. **

Pruinelli L,Kruse MHL. (2012). The media and organ donations: the production of donating subjects. Rev Gaucha de Enferm. 33(4), 86-93. **

Pruinelli L,Kruse MHL.(2011).Biopolitics and organs donation: strategies and tactics from Brazil’s media. Text and Context - Nurs. 20(4), 675-681. **



NURS 5115 Interprofessional Healthcare Informatics

NURS 6501 System Design and Analysis

NURS 7118 Human Factors and Human-Computer Interaction in Health Informatics

NURS 3710 Statistics for Clinical Practice and Research

NURS 3115 Health Informatics and Information Technology