Sue Boren, PhD, MHA, FACMI, is a professor in the College of Health Sciences and director of the college’s Master of Health Administration (MHA) program. Her areas of expertise include consumer health informatics and health informatics and health administration education. Boren has more than 80 publications, and a history of service with the Research Committee of the American Association of Diabetes Educators, the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM), and the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA).
In her role as affiliate faculty for the Novak Leadership Institute, Boren teaches the Chancellor’s Leadership Class, which offers first-year Mizzou students the knowledge and strategies to build their communication skills and prepare them for leadership on campus and beyond. Boren’s goal is to foster a classroom environment where students feel comfortable sharing their thoughts and experiences.
In her own words: “The students come with fresh perspectives and enthusiasm. They are at the beginning of their academic journey and are eager to learn and explore leadership ideas. Leadership education helps students develop essential life skills such as communication, problem-solving, decision-making, and time management. These skills are not only valuable in leadership roles but also in everyday life.”