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Duke Center for Health Informatics: Applying Informatics to Build Products that Matter - a Lesson in Starting Small and Going Big

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Wednesday, April 05, 2023
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Benjamin Schooley, MBA, PhD
Informatics Research Seminars

Seminar Abstract:

This presentation will discuss how to recognize funding opportunities and identify a variety of different streams for funding socially impactful informatics projects. Collaborative funding models will be illustrated across three case studies where software products were built to 1) address substance use disorder, 2) assist with employment for people with disabilities, and 3) improve pre-hospital to hospital communications. Lessons learned and a discussion of proven results will be presented on leveraging internal grants, family foundation grants, and other smaller funding sources to becoming multi-year, multi-million-dollar projects.

Instructor Biosketch:

Benjamin Schooley was appointed Associate Professor of IT & Cybersecurity, College of Engineering, Brigham Young University in 2022. Prior to this appointment, he was Associate Professor of Health Informatics in the College of Engineering and Computing, and Adjunct Associate Professor of Digital Health Innovation in the School of Medicine, University of South Carolina (UofSC) for the past ten years. In this capacity, he has directed interdisciplinary research centers including the Innovation Think Tank Lab and Health IT Consortium at UofSC. His research expertise includes user experience design and requirements engineering of recommender and clinical decision support systems; and evaluation of digital health innovations via field studies, pilot implementations, and continuous testing of real-world applications. His research in health, wellness and social-benefit initiatives have been funded by the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, The Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services, and other Federal and State agencies, Industry Partners, and Private Foundations. His work in the healthcare field transcends many contexts and various user types including patients, providers, and caregivers. Dr. Schooley received his BA in English from Brigham Young University, an M.B.A. from the Peter Drucker School of Management in 2007, and in the same year a Ph.D. in Information Systems and Technology from Claremont Graduate University.

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