Jonas III Veterans Healthcare Scholar Alumni

Kenrick Cato, PhD

Columbia University

Kendrick Cato - Jonas III Veterans Healthcare Scholar AlumniKenrick Cato is currently an Assistant Clinical Researcher at Columbia University School of Nursing, where he also completed his PhD with research focused on clinical informatics. His belief that informatics is integral to improving health care, has led him to study clinical decision support tools, examining how new technology can help clinicians provide safer and more effective care. In the future, he intends to teach and to be a principal research investigator. Dr. Cato has a varied background in information technology. Before joining the United States Army he owned his own software company, where he was a programmer and project manager. He left the Army after several active duty deployments; choosing to pursue nursing to combine his interest in technology and health care. Dr. Cato’s research interests are contextual clinical decision support, mobile health, and reducing health disparities in underserved populations.