Theresa Cullen

Career Story: 

I've worked for the Indian Health Service (IHS) since 1984, when I was a general medical officer in the IHS hospital in San Carlos, AZ, and then maternal-child health coordinator for IHS in Tucson and area HIV coordinator in Sells. I then did my family medicine residency from 1989 -1991.After residency I again worked at the Sells IHS hospital as a general medical officer and clinical director until 1999. After than I became the IHS Office of Information Technology's senior medical informatics consultant in Tucson, and became involved working not just with IHS but also with NASA and other agencies.I worked as Chief Information Officer and Director of the Office of Information Technology for the IHS. Currently I am Director of Health Domain Information Technology in the office of the Chief Information Officer in the US Department of Health and Human Services. I hold the rank of Rear Admiral in the US Public Health Service. Although I'm mostly involved with health information technology and informatics and informatics work, I still do some clinical work at Sells and moonlighting in the emergency department at Tucson Medical Center.I have also done international work in Albania and Egypt.

Notable Personal Accomplishments: 

Married to a wonderful artist and having family that I love.

Notable Professional Accomplishments: 

Promotion to Rear Admiral in US Public Health Service; practicing medicine and still feeling grateful that I am a physician.

Favorite Recreational Activity: 

Hiking, reading

Personal Story: 

Married to John; three children- Shannon, Sean, Moira and one stepson, Connor; two grandhchildren; Chloe (3), and Sophia ( 1)