Robert J. Lucero, PhD, MPH, RN

Associate Professor of NursingLucero, Robert

University of Florida
P.O. Box 100197
Gainesville, FL 32610-0197

Telephone: 352-273-6370
Fax: 352-273-6536

Research: Dr. Lucero’s research focuses on enabling health promotion and enhancing health care delivery through consumer health informatics. Dr. Lucero is the PI of an NIH subcontract from the New York City Hispanic Caregiver Research Program (1R01NR014430). This study is focused on extending the use of an electroic personal health record (ePHR) by designing, developing, and evaluating a web-based Family-Health Information Management System for use by Latino caregivers.

As Co-I of a large scale community-based survey of predominately Latino residents funded by AHRQ (1R01HS019853), Dr. Lucero is investigating factors associated with interest in using ePHRs among this unique population based in Northern Manhattan in New York City. Applying socioecological systems theory, this research will consider the influence of both individual and contextual factors. Dr. Lucero will harness the use of electronic clinical data to account for the differences in health status across patients. Future studies will consider the following research questions: “Does an individual’s perceived role in health care decision-making influence their intent to use an ePHR?” “Are there significant differences across patient groups (i.e. chronic diseases) in their intent to use an ePHR?” “Does primary care information and communication exchange influence a patient’s intent to use and ePHR?”


Dr. Lucero is a Fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine and a Ford Foundation Faculty Fellow of the American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education. He is currently an Advisory Board Member of the Canadian Journal of Nursing Research and a Board Member of the Interdisciplinary Research Group on Nursing Issues of AcademyHealth.

Area of expertise:

Dr. Lucero is an expert in the design, development, and evaluation of consumer and clinician-centered health information technology, as well as the secondary use of electronic clinical data for use in comparative effectiveness research. His NIH funded work has focused on integrating self-management tools within an electronic personal health record (ePHR) platform and resulted in the development of a highly useable system aimed at preventing falls among community-dwelling older adults.


Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Health Informatics, Columbia University, 2010

PhD, Nursing/Health Services Research, University of Pennsylvania, 2008

MSN, Nursing/Community Health, Arizona State University, 2004

MPH, Community Health, University of Arizona, 2003

BS, Nursing, Arizona State University, 2001