Marion J. Ball, Ed.D.
Raj and Indra Nooyi Endowed Distinguished Chair in Bioengineering
Presidential Distinguished Professor and Executive Director
Multi-Interprofessional Center for Health Informatics (MICHI)
Professor Emerita, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing
Affiliate Professor, Division of Health Sciences Informatics,
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
A Brief Biographical Sketch
Dr. Ball is a member of the Institute of Medicine (IOM), now named the National Academy of Medicine (NAM), serves on the Board of Health on the Net (HON) in Geneva, Switzerland, was elected to membership of the IBM Industry Academy, and most recently the International Academy of Health Sciences Informatics (IAHSI). In 2020 Dr. Ball was elected to The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas.
She has also served on a variety of boards in the area of health information technology: the Board of Regents of the National Library of Medicine (NLM), as President of the International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA), as a board member of the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA), College of Health Information Management Executives (CHIME), American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), and Co-Chaired the Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Board, and also served as Board Co-Chair of the TIGER Foundation.
She received the Morris F. Collen Lifetime Achievement Award from ACMI/AMIA, and is an honorary member of Sigma Theta Tau, the Honor Society of Nursing, and the Medical Library Association (MLA), and was inducted as an Honorary Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing (AAN). She received the Award of Excellence, an International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) Lifetime Achievement award. In 2011, she was selected as one of the 50 most influential IT professionals over the last 50 years by HIMSS. And in 2017, she was recognized by HIMSS as one of The Most Influential Women in Health IT, and also named as one of the Most Powerful Women in Healthcare IT by Health Data Management.
She is the author/editor of over 25 books and over 230 articles in the field of Health Informatics. Her book, Consumer Informatics, received the HIMSS Book-of-the-Year Award. Several previous editions of the nursing books have been translated into Chinese, Portuguese, Japanese, German, Korean, and Polish. The 4th Edition entitled Nursing Informatics: Where Technology and Caring Meet was published in January 2011. In 2014, the 4th Edition of the Introduction of Nursing Informatics was published. In 2015, she published four books, among which is The History of Medical Informatics in the United States with Dr. Morrie Collen as well as the 4th Edition of Healthcare Information Management Systems.