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Debra Wolf, Ph.D., MSN, BSN, RN, FAAOHN


University of Pittsburgh, Ph.D., Nursing Administration

La Roche University, Master of Science, Nursing





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Debra Wolf is a Professor of Health Informatics and Nursing. Currently she is the Founding Academic Director for the Health Informatics Program and Academic Review Committee Chair for School of Professional Studies at Wake Forest University. Dr. Wolf is also an independent healthcare informatics consultant supporting higher education, healthcare institutions and IT vendors integrate IT related concepts, theory, and innovative technology.


Dr. Wolf has over 40 years’ experience within the healthcare arena. She earned her Baccalaureate and Master of Science degree in nursing from La Roche University and a PhD in Nursing from the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Wolf serves as an accreditation evaluator for the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education who accredits nursing programs. She is on the Advisory Board for Vincentian Collaborative System, UPMC Shadyside School of Nursing and Western Pennsylvania HIMSS Chapter. Dr. Wolf’s research agenda explores patient centered care, use of technology in a health setting and the learning language needs of international students. Her area of expertise focuses on change management, process redesign and use of social media/technology in supporting clinicians and patients.


Dr. Wolf has published numerous articles, book chapters and coauthored books titled Social Media for Nurses: Educating practitioners and patients in a networked world and Introduction to Computers for Healthcare Professionals (7th edition) which was awarded second place in the informatics category for AJN’s book of the year in 2021. She has presented at international, national, and local conferences.



Debra Wolf, Ph.D., MSN, BSN, RN, FAAOHN

Academic Director and Professor of the Practice in Health Informatics & Health Administration

Wake Forest University

Nursing and Health Informatics