Dr. Wanda Pratt is a Professor in the Information School with an adjunct appointment in Biomedical Informatics & Medical Education in the Medical School at the University of Washington. She also served as the Information School’s inaugural Associate Dean for Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Access, and Sovereignty (IDEAS)

She received her Ph.D. in Medical Informatics from Stanford University, her M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Texas, and her B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Kansas. 

Her research focuses on both understanding the work people do to manage their health as well as designing new technologies to support that work and reduce its burden. She has worked with hospitalized patients as well as people coping with a variety of chronic diseases, such as cancer, diabetes, asthma, and heart disease. She has also worked to understand the needs of and support transgender and gender diverse people as well as people with disabilities. Her current focus is on designing for inclusion and health equity. 

Dr. Pratt has received best paper awards from the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA), the ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, the ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW), and the Journal of the American Society of Information Science & Technology (JASIS&T). Her research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, the Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Intel, Google, and Microsoft. Dr. Pratt is a fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics.