ABOUT THE SYMPOSIUM
The annual Johns Hopkins Research Symposium on Engineering in Healthcare brings together experts who advocate for leveraging new and emerging technologies to deliver better health care. We invite all Johns Hopkins faculty, researchers, students, staff and clinicians, as well as industry representatives, to join us at the symposium this fall.
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Gina Lynn Adrales
Director, Division of Minimally Invasive Surgery, Johns Hopkins Hospital
Gina Adrales, M.D., M.P.H., joins the Johns Hopkins Department of Surgery as Director of the Division of Minimally Invasive Surgery, Director of the Minimally Invasive Surgery Training and Innovation Center, and Co-Director of the Johns Hopkins Bariatric Surgery Fellowship. Her areas of clinical expertise include gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), gallbladder disease, achalasia, splenectomy (spleen removal), benign gastric and intestinal surgery, bariatric surgery, and open and laparoscopic hernia repair (inguinal, ventral, incisional, umbilical, hiatal, paraesophageal).
Prior to joining Johns Hopkins, Dr. Adrales was on faculty at Dartmouth where she directed the Surgery Clerkship, the Hernia Surgery Center, and the Bariatric Surgery Program. During her tenure at Dartmouth, she earned her Masters of Public Health at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice. She received her undergraduate degree from the College of William and Mary and her medical degree from the University of Virginia. She completed her residency at the Carolinas Medical Center and a research and clinical fellowship in minimally invasive surgery at the University of Kentucky before her first faculty appointment at the Medical College of Georgia.
A national leader in hernia surgery, Dr. Adrales serves on the Executive Council of the Americas Hernia Society and previously served on the Executive Council of the Americas Hernia Society Quality Collaborative to improve the safety and quality of hernia surgery. She is actively involved in a number of committees for the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons including various roles in surgical education, the development of the Fundamentals of Endoscopic Surgery and an innovative interactive hernia surgery education module.
Dr. Adrales’ research interests include health services research, clinical outcomes and quality improvement in minimally invasive foregut surgery, bariatric and metabolic surgery, and abdominal wall reconstruction. She has presented her work regionally, nationally, and internationally.
Peter A. Calabresi
Director, Johns Hopkins Multiple Sclerosis Center, Johns Hopkins & Professor of Neurology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Peter A. Calabresi, MD is a Professor of Neurology at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and Director of the Johns Hopkins Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Center. Dr. Calabresi is also Director of the Division of Neuroimmunology and Neuroinfectious Diseases. He earned his undergraduate degree from Yale College and medical degree from Brown University. Dr. Calabresi completed a research fellowship at the National Institutes of Health, Neuroimmunology Branch.
As director of the Division of neuroimmunology and the MS Center at Johns Hopkins, Dr. Calabresi is the principal investigator on several translational research projects examining the utility of imaging and blood biomarkers. His specific laboratory research interest lies in understanding the mechanisms by which effector memory T cells interface with glial cells in the brain to mediate neurodegeneration. Dr. Calabresi has published over 280 research papers including numerous articles on imaging and the immunopathogenesis of MS. He is the recipient of a Jacob Javits Neuroscience Investigator award from the National Institutes of Health, and was awarded the Barancik prize for innovation in MS research.
Sara J. Czaja
Leonard M. Miller Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences & Director, Center on Aging, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Sara J. Czaja is a Leonard M. Miller Professor of the Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and has secondary appointments in Industrial Engineering, Psychology and Neurology at the University of Miami. She is also the Director of the Center on Aging at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and the Director of the Center on Research and Education for Aging and Technology Enhancement (CREATE). CREATE funded by the National Institute on Aging, focuses on older adults and technology systems. Dr. Czaja research interests include: aging and cognition, aging and technology systems, family caregiving, older workers, training, and functional assessment. She is a fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA), the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society and the Gerontological Society of America.
Pierre E. Dupont
Chief of Pediatric Cardiac Bioengineering, Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School
Pierre E. Dupont is Chief of Pediatric Cardiac Bioengineering and holder of the Edward P. Marram Chair at Boston Children’s Hospital. His research group develops robotic instrumentation and imaging technology for medical applications. He received the BS, MS and PhD degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, USA. After graduation, he was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA. He subsequently moved to Boston University, Boston, MA, USA where he was a Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering. He is an IEEE Fellow and his group has received a number of paper awards including the King-Sun Fu Best Paper Award of the IEEE Transactions on Robotics in 2010, the IEEE ICRA Best Medical Robotics Paper Award in 2012 and the IEEE/RSJ IROS Best Paper Award in 2014. He is a Senior Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Robotics and is on the Advisory Board of Science Robotics.
Ayse P. Gurses
Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine
Director, Center for Health Care Human Factors, Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality
Human Factors Engineering, Cognitive Engineering, User-centered Design, Patient Safety, Sociotechnical Systems Approach to Technology Design and Implementation, Care Coordination
Ayse P. Gurses, PhD, MS, MPH is an associate professor in the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality and the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. She is the founding Director of the Center for Health Care Human Factors in the Johns Hopkins Medicine. She has joint appointments in the Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Whiting School of Engineering at the Johns Hopkins University. Ayse is passionate about three critical and related public health topics: patient safety, health IT design and implementation, and occupational health and safety of healthcare workers. Formally trained in industrial and systems engineering and public health, she uses a combination of engineering and public health methodologies in her work. Ayse has been a principal or co-principal investigator on several federally funded research grants and contracts, totaling over $7M. Her current research efforts focus on improving patient-centered care and medication safety among elderly, health information technology design and implementation, improving coordination and teamwork in pediatric trauma, patient safety in the cardiac operating room, improving safety of transitions of care, increasing compliance with evidence-based guidelines to reduce infections, and clinician working conditions.
Ayse is the author of 50 peer-reviewed articles and 10 book chapters, and gave over 65 invited talks. She serves as the Scientific Editor of Applied Ergonomics, a top-level journal in the field of human factors engineering. She is also the Editor for the Sociotechnical Systems Analysis Department of the IIE Transactions in Healthcare Systems Engineering.
Ayse is the recipient of multiple awards including the Liberty Mutual Award for the Best Paper in the journal ‘Ergonomics,’ the International Ergonomics Association/ Liberty Mutual Best Paper Award in Occupational Safety and Ergonomics, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison Forward under 40 award. Nominated by the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, Ayse is also a recipient of an Early Career Impact Award from the Federation of Associations in Behavioral and Brain Sciences (FABBS).
Gregory D. Hager
Director, Malone Center for Engineering in Healthcare
Mandell Bellmore Professor of Computer Science
Computer Vision, Robotics, Medical Robotics, Human-Machine Systems
Gregory D. Hager is the Mandell Bellmore Professor of Computer Science at Johns Hopkins University and Founding Director of the Malone Center for Engineering in Healthcare. Professor Hager received his BA in Mathematics and Computer Science Summa Cum Laude at Luther College (1983), and his MS (1986) and PhD (1988) from the University of Pennsylvania. He was a Fulbright Fellow at the University of Karlsruhe, and was on the faculty of Yale University prior to joining Johns Hopkins. Professor Hager’s research interests include collaborative and vision-based robotics, time-series analysis of image data, and medical applications of image analysis and robotics. He is also the former Chair of the Computing Community Consortium, a board member of the Computing Research Association, and is a member of the governing board of the International Federation of Robotics Research. Professor Hager has served on the editorial boards of IEEE TRO, IEEE PAMI, and IJCV. He is a fellow of the IEEE for his contributions to Vision-Based Robotics and a Fellow of the MICCAI Society for his contributions to imaging and his work on the analysis of surgical technical skill.
Secondary Appointments: Mechanical Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering
David E. Newman-Toker
Director, Division of Neuro-Visual & Vestibular Disorders, Department of Neurology
Professor of Neurology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
David E. Newman-Toker, MD PhD is an internationally-recognized leader in neuro-otology, acute stroke diagnosis, and the study of diagnostic errors. He is Professor of Neurology, Otolaryngology, and Ophthalmology, with joint appointments in Emergency Medicine, Acute Care Nursing, Health Sciences Informatics, Epidemiology, and Health Policy at the Johns Hopkins University Schools of Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health. He serves as Director of the Division of Neuro-Visual & Vestibular Disorders in Neurology and as Director of the Armstrong Institute Center for Diagnostic Excellence that seeks to catalyze efforts to improve diagnostic performance, develop the science of diagnostic safety, and enhance diagnostic research.
Casey Overby Taylor
Assistant Professor Divisions of, General Internal Medicine and Health Sciences Informatics in the Department of Medicine
- Translational bioinformatics
- Human-centered technology design research
- Clinical decision support
- Knowledge-based methods
Dr. Casey Overby Taylor is Assistant Professor in the Divisions of General Internal Medicine and Health Sciences Informatics in the Department of Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University. She completed pre-doctoral National Library of Medicine biomedical informatics training and National Human Genome Research Institute genome sciences training fellowships at the University of Washington. She also completed a post-doctoral National Library of Medicine informatics training fellowship at Columbia University. As an informatics researcher, Dr. Taylor’s interests intersect at public health genomics and biomedical informatics. She is currently developing applications that support translation of genomic research to clinical and population-based healthcare settings and delivering health information and knowledge to the public. Dr. Taylor is also developing knowledge-based approaches to use Big Data such as electronic health record data for population health.
Kenneth J. Pienta
Director of Research, Brady Urological Institute of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine & Donald S. Coffey Professor of Urology
Kenneth J. Pienta is the Donald S. Coffey Professor of Urology and serves as the Director of Research at the Brady Urological Institute of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is also a Professor in the Departments of Oncology and Pharmacology and Molecular Science and Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering.
Currently, Dr. Pienta is involved in research to define the tumor microenvironment of prostate cancer metastases, as well as developing new therapies for prostate cancer. He is the author of more than 400 peer-reviewed articles, and been the principal investigator on numerous local and national clinical trials. Throughout his career, Dr. Pienta has effectively mentored more than 50 students, residents, and fellows to successful careers in medicine and science.
Shawna J. Perry
Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville
Shawna J. Perry MD, FACEP is Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at University of Florida Health Science Center in Jacksonville, FL and an Honorary Associate Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, College of Engineering, Center for Quality & Productivity Improvement. She spent 6 years as the Director for Patient Safety System Engineering at Virginia Commonwealth University Health Systems in Richmond, VA and Associate Professor/Associate Chair for the Department of Emergency Medicine. For 12 years, she was Director of Clinical Operations, Chief of Service and Associate Chair of Emergency Medicine at University of Florida Health Sciences Center in Jacksonville, FL where she provided leadership and management for numerous departmental, hospital and university-based initiatives related to large scale coordination of clinical work, to the implementation of new information technology (IT) systems into the clinical setting. Since 1996, Dr. Perry’s primary research interest has been in patient safety, with a particular interest in human factors and ergonomics, the nature of system failures, transitions in care, the impact of IT impact clinical work, organizational behavior and teamwork. She is widely published on topics related to patient safety, human factors and ergonomics, naturalistic decision-making, resilience in healthcare, and emergency medicine. Dr. Perry is a graduate of Stanford University in Stanford, CA and Case Western Reserve School of Medicine in Cleveland, OH.
Professor, Information School and adjunct in Biomedical & Health Informatics, University of Washington
Dr. Wanda Pratt is a Professor in the Information School and adjunct in Biomedical & Health Informatics at the University of Washington. She received her Ph.D. in Medical Informatics from Stanford University, and her M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Texas. Her research focuses on understanding patients’ needs and designing new technologies to address those needs. Dr. Pratt has received best paper awards from AMIA, the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI), the ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW), and the Journal of the American Society of Information Science & Technology (JASIS&T). Her research has been funded by NSF, NLM, AHRQ, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Intel, and Microsoft. Dr. Pratt is a fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics; she is on the Board of Directors for AMIA, and Chaired their 2016 Annual Symposium.
Alan D. Ravitz
Chief Engineer National Health Mission Area, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory
Alan Ravitz, Professional Staff member at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), is the Chief Engineer for APL’s National Health Mission Area. In this capacity, Dr. Ravitz oversees technical aspects of a range of projects spanning biomedical and healthcare topics including neural prosthetics, precision medicine, systems biology, biomaterials, patient safety, and systems engineering. Prior to involvement in these areas, he supported APL’s undersea warfare programs by developing signal and information processing technology for aircraft, surface ship, and submarine sonar and combat systems.
Dr. Ravitz is a Certified Systems Engineering Professional (CSEP) by The International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) and a licensed Professional Engineer (Maryland). He is also the Acting Program Chair for the Healthcare Systems Engineering Master’s degree program within the JHU Whiting School of Engineering, Engineering for Professionals program. Dr. Ravitz has degrees in Biomedical Engineering (BS), Electrical Engineering (MS), Technical Management (MS), and Systems Engineering (PhD).
Director, Division of Adult Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins Hospital
Dr. Adam Sapirstein is an associate professor of anesthesiology and critical care medicine and an assistant professor of surgery at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His area of clinical expertise is adult critical care. He is director of the Division of Adult Critical Care Medicine and is on faculty at the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality.
Dr. Sapirstein received his medical degree from Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine and completed a residency in anesthesiology at Massachusetts General Hospital. He also performed a fellowship in anesthesiology and critical care medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital.
His research focuses on the roles of phospholipases A2 and their lipid metabolites in brain injury.
He is a member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Society for Neuroscience and the Society for Critical Care Medicine.
Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Michigan in Ann Arbor
Jenna Wiens is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Her primary research interests lie at the intersection of machine learning, data mining, and healthcare. She is particularly interested in time-series analysis and transfer/multitask learning. The overarching goal of her research agenda is to develop the computational methods needed to help organize, process, and transform patient data into actionable knowledge. Jenna received her PhD from MIT in 2014. In 2015, she was named Forbes 30 under 30 in Science and Healthcare; she received an NSF CAREER Award in 2016; and recently she was named to the MIT Tech Review’s list of Innovators Under 35.
- 8:30 am Welcoming Remarks
- 8:45 am Keynote
- 9:30 am Break
- 10:00 am Panel: Technology Teaming with People
- 11:30 am Lightning Pitches
- 12:00 pm Lunch
- 1:00 pm Panel: Augmenting People through Technology
- 2:30 pm Break
- 3:00 pm Workshops and Breakout Sessions
- 5:10 pm Closing Remarks
- 5:30 pm Poster Session & Cocktails
Benjamin T. Rome Dean, Whiting School of Engineering, Johns Hopkins University
GREGORY D. HAGER
Mandell Bellmore Professor of Computer Science, Director of The Malone Center for Engineering in Healthcare, Johns Hopkins University
DR. SARA CJAZA
Leonard M. Miller Professor, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
"Maximizing the Benefits of Healthcare Technology for Consumers"
Technology is playing an increasingly important role within the healthcare domain for service delivery, in-home monitoring, interactive communication between patients and providers, transfer of health information, and peer support. Given the movement towards the provision of care for chronic conditions in home settings consumers also have to interact with complex technologies in care management. Unfortunately, the potential benefits of technology are often unrecognized for many consumer groups such as older adults or underserved populations due to problems with access and usability. This presentation will focus on how a user-centered design process and a focus on users can enhance the meaningful access and use of healthcare technologies by diverse populations. An emphasis will be given to older adults given that they typically need and utilize healthcare services more so than other age groups. Examples, will also be presented from CREATE, a multi-site NIH funded Center, that focuses on older adults and interactions with technology systems.
Technology Teaming with People
Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Florida
Director, Armstrong Institute Center for Health Care Human Factors
Professor in the Information School and Adjunct Professor in Biomedical & Health Informatics, University of Washington
CASEY OVERBY TAYLOR
Assistant Professor, Division of General Internal Medicine with a joint position in the Division Health Sciences Informatics in the Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University
Assistant Director, Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality at Johns Hopkins Bayview
Practice Manager at Glen Burnie Medical Center
CEO, ClearMask LLC
Assistant Professor, Division of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, Russell H. Morgan Department of Radiology and Radiological Science, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
MICHELLE COLDER CARRAS
Postdoctoral Fellow, Psychiatric Epidemiology Training Program in the Department of Mental Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Systems Engineer, Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering
Augmenting People Through Technology
John C. Malone Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University
Director, Division of Minimally Invasive Surgery and Associate Professor of Surgery, Johns Hopkins University
Chief of Pediatric Cardiac Bioengineering and Edward P. Marram Chair at Boston Children’s Hospital
Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor
Director, Division of Neuro-Visual & Vestibular Disorders, Department of Neurology, Johns Hopkins University
Institutional Workshop & Breakout Sessions: Achieving Precision and Value: The Role of People and Technology
Director, Division of Adult Critical Care Medicine, Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Chief Engineer National Health Mission Area, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
Director, Division of Neuroimmunology, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Donald S. Coffey Professor of Urology and Professor of Oncology at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Associate Vice Provost for Research, Johns Hopkins University
GREGORY D. HAGER
Mandell Bellmore Professor of Computer Science, Director of The Malone Center for Engineering in Healthcare, Johns Hopkins University
Poster Session and Cocktails