Olivia Velez, MD

Department of Biomedical Informatics, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA

Dr. Vélez is a health informaticist who has completed training in computer science, management information systems, public health, nursing, and biomedical informatics. Dr. Vélez is currently a Senior Technical Specialist with ICF International and the eHealth Team Lead for USAID's Maternal Child Health Survival Program, where she leads the strategy for systematic integration of eHealth tools to support reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health interventions in low-resource settings. Additionally, she holds an adjunct faculty appointment in the Department of Biomedical Informatics at Columbia University and in Nursing at the University of Maryland. Dr. Vélez is an author on over a dozen peer reviewed papers on health informatics and has presented her work on mHealth at both national and international venues including the mHealth Summit, the UN Economic & Social Council Partnership Clinic on Mobiles for Midwives, and numerous informatics conferences. Dr. Vélez was a 2010 Jonas Nurse Leaders Scholar and a 2014 Alliance for Nursing Informatics Emerging Leader.