Dr. Ancker is an associate professor of health informatics in the department of healthcare policy & research at Weill Medical College of Cornell University. Her research centers on using health information technology to improve decisions and healthcare quality, especially by applying insights from behavioral science. She has a strong commitment to applying this work to help make healthcare more patient-centered, reduce healthcare disparities, and improve the fit between information technology and the work done by both providers and patients. Dr. Ancker is currently supported by a K award from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and has also done research supported by the New York State Health Foundation, the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), and the National Science Foundation.
After a first career in daily journalism, she returned to school to earn her MPH in biostatistics and her PhD in biomedical informatics from Columbia University.