Dr. Julaine Clunis

Julaine Clunis

  • Assistant Visiting Professor, Information Studies Admin

Visiting Assistant Professor


  • Ph.D. Communication and Information - Knowledge Organization, Kent State University
  • Master of Science in Library and Information Science, Kent State University
  • Master of Science Health Informatics, Kent State University
  • Bachelor of Science, Information Science, Northern Caribbean University


Julaine Clunis is a Visiting Assistant Professor at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Information Studies. Her research focuses on the application of knowledge representation and organization concepts in a variety of healthcare contexts. A recipient of various awards and fellowships including the Beta Phi Mu Eugene Garfield Fellowship and the LIS Education and Data Science for the National Digital Platform fellowship. She has taught in multiple countries at various educational levels. Her teaching and research interests include topics related to knowledge organization, metadata, data science, machine learning, semantic web technologies, ontologies, and health informatics.

Courses Taught

INFOST 315: Knowledge Organization for Information Science & Technology
INFOST 511: Organization of Information

Sample Publications

Zeng, M. L., Hong, Y., Clunis, J., He, S., & Coladangelo, L. P. (2020). Implications of Knowledge Organization Systems for Health Information Exchange and Communication during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Data and Information Management, 4(3), 148-170. https://doi.org/10.2478/dim-2020-0009

Zeng, M. & Clunis, J. (2020). FAIR + FIT - Guiding Principles and Functional Metrics for Linked Open Data (LOD) KOS Products. Journal of Data and Information Science. 2020, 5(1): 93-118. https://doi.org/10.2478/jdis-2020-0008

Hu, T., She, B., Duan, L., Yue, H., & Clunis, J. (2019). A systematic spatial and temporal sentiment analysis on Geo-tweets. IEEE Access. https://doi.org/10.1109/ACCESS.2019.2961100

Clunis, J. (2018). Designing an ontology for managing the diets of hypertensive individuals. International Journal on Digital Libraries. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00799-018-0253-y