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Dr. Ann Fruhling

College of Information Science and Technology (IS&T)
University of Nebraska Omaha
280A Peter Kiewit Institute
1110 S. 67th Street
Omaha, NE 68182
Phone: 402-554-4968


  • Since 1991, Ann Fruhling has taught undergraduate/graduate courses in information technology, health informatics, and human computer interaction. Her field of research is analyzing and solving information systems development problems that span the spectrum from efficient requirements elicitation processes and best practices in user interface design and systems development methods to post-implementation evaluation of user acceptance. Her specialty niche is public/clinical health informatics. Dr. Fruhling has been a principal investigator or co-principal investigator on over 34 research projects with total funding in excess of $6.43 million. Dr. Fruhling’s research has been sponsored by the National Institutes of Health, NASA, Department of Defense, Centers for Disease Control, U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Nebraska Crime Commission, Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, Oklahoma State Department of Health Public Health Lab, Kansas Department of Health and Environmental Laboratories, Nebraska Emergency Management Agency, Association of Public Health Laboratories, Nebraska Research Initiative, and the Rural Futures Institute. She has authored or co-authored over 17 refereed journalpapers and 44 conference papers based on her research, as well as several book chapters and technical papers. Dr. Fruhling is on the editorial board of Health Systems.

Real-Time Emergency Communication System for HazMat Incidents (REaCH) – Phase II
Real-Time Emergency Communication System for HazMat Incidents (REaCH) - Phase I