George Demiris, PhD, FACMI

Professor, Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Systems

Joint Professor, Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education

Alumni Endowed Professor in Nursing

Fellow, American College of Medical Informatics

gdemiris@uw.edu

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Interests:

Research focusing on the use of information technology for older adults and patients with chronic conditions, the design and evaluation of “smart homes” and telehealth applications in home care and hospice; examining health informatics graduate education challenges.

Background:

MSc in Medical Informatics ( University of Heidelberg); PhD in Health Informatics ( University of Minnesota).  Dr. Demiris is the Graduate Program Director of Biomedical and Health Informatics, and the Director of Clinical Informatics and Patient Centered Technologies (CIPCT).

Research:

His research focuses on the use of information technology for older adults and patients with chronic conditions, the design and evaluation of “smart homes” and telehealth applications in home care and hospice. He is also examining health informatics graduate education challenges.

Other Roles:

At the University of Washington, he has a joint appointment with the School of Nursing (Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Systems). He is the Chair of the International Medical Informatics Education Working Group on Smart Homes and Ambient Assisted Living, and the Lead Convener of the Technology and Aging Group of the Gerontological Society of America.

Teaching:

Currently accepting new students.

Representative publications:

  • Demiris G, Thompson H, Reeder B, Wilamowska K, Zaslavsky O. Using informatics to Capture Older Adults’ Wellness. International Journal of Medical Informatics (in press).
  • Demiris G, Parker Oliver D, Wittenberg-Lyles E, Washington K, Doorenbos A, Rue T, Berry D. A Noninferiority Trial of a Problem-Solving Intervention for Hospice Caregivers: In Person versus Videophone. Journal of Palliative Medicine 2012;15(6):653-60.
  • Thompson HJ, Demiris G, Rue T, Shatil E, Wilamowska K, Zaslavsky O, Reeder B. A Holistic approach to assess older adults’ wellness using e-health technologies. Telemed J E Health. 2011;17(10):794-800.
  • Demiris G, Thompson H. Smart Homes and Ambient Assisted Living Applications: From Data to Knowledge-Empowering or Overwhelming Older Adults? Yearb Med Inform 2011;6(1):51-7.
  • Demiris G, Charness N, Krupinski E, Ben-Arieh D, Washington K, Wu, J, Farberow B. The role of human factors in telehealth. Telemedicine and e-health 2010; 16(4): 446-453.