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ISE Graduate Seminar Series: Engineering Public Health: Better Health, by Design

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Industrial and Enterprise Systems Engineering
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Oct 29, 2021   10:00 - 11:00 am  
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Carle Illinois College of Medicine General Events

Abstract: Dr. Holden will explain why health and healthcare are not the same, using examples from his life. He will then introduce the human-centered systems engineering approach and related methods. What does this approach offer to the pursuit of public health and “better health, by design”? To demonstrate, Dr. Holden will relate one example of his work on reducing the use of high-risk medications by older adults and lower the risk of dementia.

Bio: Rich Holden is Professor, Dean’s Eminent Scholar, and Chair of the Department of Health & Wellness Design at the IU School of Public-Health Bloomington, Chief Healthcare Engineer in the Center for Health Innovation and Implementation Science at the IU CTSI, and 2020 Regenstrief Venture Fellow. He is trained in industrial engineering and psychology, which he applies towards “better health, by design.”

In the systems engineering community, Rich is internationally recognized as the leader in the field of patient ergonomics, “the science (and engineering) of patient work.” Patient ergonomics is the subject of his 2021 two-volume edited handbook titled The Patient Factor. Research interests include aging and chronic disease, health information technology, health behavior interventions, social determinants of health, and methods development. This work has been published in over 100 peer-reviewed articles and many other publications and supported by over $75M (USD) in funding from NIH, AHRQ, PCORI, NIST, and other federal agencies.




Friday, October 29th, 2021 - 10am to 11am US Central Time

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