Holly Brugge Jimison, PhD, FACMI

Professor of the Practice
  • College of Computer & Information Science
  • School of Nursing

Office: 476 WVH
Phone: 617-373-2381
Email: h.jimison@northeastern.edu

Education and Training:
PhD Stanford University, Medical Information Sciences
BS    University of Illinois, Mathematics

Centers/Institutes/Programs: 
Director,  Northeastern Consortium on Technology for Proactive Care
Northeastern Center on Technology in Support of Self-Management and Health
LiveWell Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center for ICT Access

Research Interests:
Home monitoring; Technology-based health interventions; Computational models of patient behaviors; Privacy models for patient data; Stress management; Cognitive health.

Funding:
Golub (PI)  Jimison (Co-I), Development of a Platform for Remote Monitoring of Chronic Wounds. Tier 1 Grant Northeastern. 9/15-9/16.

 

Parker (PI) Jimison(Co-I), Evaluation of the Community Empowerment through Technological Innovations Initiative. Aetna Foundation. 5/14-9/16.

 

Jimison (PI), Integrated Communication and Inference Systems for Continuous Coordinated Care of Older Adults in the Home. CCF-1407928, National Science Foundation. 10/11 – 08/15.

NIH Grants:
90RE5023-01-00      DeRuyter (PI Duke U), Jimison (PI Northeastern subcontract) 09/15 – 09/20
National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR)
LiveWell RERC – The RERC for Community Living, Health and Function

P20-NR015320   Guthrie (PI) Jimison (Co-PI)  10/14-10/19
National Institute of Nursing Research
Northeastern Center for Technology in Support of Self-Management & Health.

Aetna Foundation  Parker (PI) Jimison(Co-I)   5/14-9/16
Evaluation of the Community Empowerment through Technological Innovations Initiative.

 

1-P30-AG048785-01      Lachman (PI), Fulmer (PI NU), Jimison (PI Pilot)   10/14-05/16
National Institute on Aging
Boston Roybal Center for Active Lifestyle Interventions Pilot Project:  Remote Health Coaching Technology to Address Depression Risk Factors in Older Adult Populations with Health Disparities

5RC1AG036121-02          Jimison (PI)  10/09 – 10/11
National Institute on Aging
Cognitive Interventions Delivered to Elders in the Home via Coaching Technology

Publications:
F Ofli, G Kurillo, Š Obdržálek, R Bajcsy, HB Jimison, M Pavel, Design and evaluation of an interactive exercise coaching system for older adults: Lessons learned. IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics. 2016. 20 (1), 201-212.

M Pavel, HB Jimison, I Korhonen, CM Gordon, N Saranummi, Behavioral Informatics and Computational Modeling in Support of Proactive Health Management and Care, IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering. 2015. 62 (12), p. 2763-2775.

G Kurillo, F Ofli, J Marcoe, P Gorman, H Jimison, M Pavel, R Bajcsy. Multi-disciplinary design and in-home evaluation of kinect-based exercise coaching system for elderly. Human Aspects of IT for the Aged Population. Design for Everyday Life, 101-113 (2015).

TW Bickmore, M Goodwin, HB Jimison, M Pavel, S Zhou, Z Zhang. Training Researchers in Behavioral Technology and Personal Health Informatics.  Annals of Behavioral Medicine 49, S52-S52 (2015).

D Austin, J McNames, K Klein, H Jimison, M Pavel, A Statistical Characterization of the Finger Tapping Test: Modeling, Estimation, and Applications. Biomedical and Health Informatics, IEEE Journal of 19 (2), 501-507 (2015).

Ofli F, Kurillo G, Obdrzalek S, Bajcsy R, Jimison H, Pavel M, Design and Evaluation of an Interactive Exercise Coaching System for Older Adults: Lessons Learned, Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics, January 2015.

Hagler S, Jimison HB, Pavel M. Assessing executive function using a computer game: computational modeling of cognitive processes. IEEE J Biomed Health Inform. 2014 Jul; 18(4):1442-52.

Jimison HB, Klein KA, Marcoe JL, A socialization intervention in remote health coaching for older adults in the home.  Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2013; 2013:7025-8.

Rivera DE, Jimison HB, Systems modeling of behavior change: two illustrations from optimized interventions for improved health outcomes. IEEE Pulse 2013 Nov; 4(6):41-7.

Pavel M, Wactlar HD, Jimison HB, Hayes T, Barkis W, Skapik J, Kaye J, Barkis W, The Role of Technology and Engineering Models in Transforming Healthcare, IEEE Rev Biomed Eng, 2013; 6:156-77.

Kaye JA, Maxwell SA, Mattek N, Hayes TL, Dodge H, Pavel M, Jimison H, Wild K, Boise L, and Zitzelberger T, Intelligent Systems for Assessing Aging Changes:  Home-Based, Unobtrusive and Continuous Assessment of Aging. Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences. 2011; 66B (suppl 1): i180-i190.

Austin D, Jimison H, Hayes TL, Mattek N, Kaye J. Measuring motor speed through typing: a surrogate for the finger tapping test. Behavior Research Methods. 2011; Online First (15 April 2011).

Sharma PS, Eden KB, Guise JM, Jimison HB, Dolan JG, Subjective Risk vs. Objective Risk Can Lead to Different Post-Cesarean Birth Decisions Based on Multiattribute Modeling.  J Clin Epidemiol, 2011 Jan; 64(1):67-78.

Jimison HB and Pavel M, A Utility and Context Based Framework for Addressing the Machine Learning Challenges of Detecting Rare but Important Clinical Events, Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems 23 edited by J. Lafferty and C. K. I. Williams and J. Shawe-Taylor and R.S. Zemel and A. Culotta (2010).

Kaye JA, Maxwell SA, Mattek N, Hayes T, Dodge H, Pavel M, Jimison H, Wild K, Boise L, Zitzelberger T,  Intelligent Systems for Assessing Aging Changes: Home-Based, Unobtrusive and Continuous Assessment of Aging, Journal of Gerontology; Series B. 2010.

Britto MT, Jimison HB, Munafo JK, Wissman J, Rogers ML, Hersh W.  Usability Testing finds Problems for Novice Users of Pediatric Portals. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, 16(5); 660. 2009.

Mahoney D, Purtilo R, Webbe F, Alwan M, Bharucha A, Adlam T, Jimison H, Turner B, Becker S.  In-home monitoring of persons with dementia: Ethical guidelines for technology research and development.  Alzheimer’s and Dementia, 3(3) 2007 pp. 217-226.

Hsu, J., Huang, J., Fung, V., Robertson, N., Jimison, H. and Frankel, R., Health Information Technology and Physician-Patient Interactions: Impact of Computers on Communication During Outpatient Primary Care Visits, Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, 2005; 12(4):474-480.

 Frankel, R., Altschuler, A., George, S., Kinsman, J., Jimison, H., Robertson, N. and Hsu, J., Exam-Room Computers and Clinician-Patient Communication:  An Example of Digital Amplification, Journal of General Internal Medicine, Aug; 20(8):677-82.

 Jimison, H.B., Pavel, M., McKanna, J., Pavel, J.  Unobtrusive Monitoring of Computer Interactions to Detect Cognitive Status in Elders, IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine, Vol. 8, No. 3, September 2004, pp. 248-252.

Hibbard, J.H., Greenlick, M.R., Jimison, H.B., Capizzi, J, Kunkel, L., The Impact of a Community-Wide Self-Care Information Project on Self-Care and Medical Care Utilization,  Evaluation & the Health Professions, Vol. 24, No. 4, December 2001, pp. 404-423.

Jimison, H.B., Adler, L.J., Coye, M.J., Mulley, A.G., and Eng, T.R.  Health Care Providers and Purchasers and Evaluation of Interactive Health Communication Applications. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. Vol.16 No.1:16-22; January 1999.

Eng, T.R., Gustafson, D., Henderson, J., Jimison, H.B, and Patrick, K., Introduction to the Evaluation of Interactive Health Communication Applications, American Journal of Preventive Medicine. Vol.16 No.1:16-22; January 1999.

Hibbard, J.H., Greenlick, M.R., Jimison, H.B., Kunkel, L, and Tusler, M.  Prevalence and Predictors of the Use of Self-Care Resources, Evaluation and the Health Professions. 22 (1): 107-122. Sage Publications, 1999.

Jimison, H.B. and Sher, P.P.  Advances in Health Information Technology for Patients, Journal of AHIMA, Vol. 69, No.8.  September 1998.

Jimison, H.B., Sher P.P., and LeVernois, Y.M.  The Use of Multimedia in the Informed Consent Process, Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association,  Vol 5, Number 2, Jossey-Bass Publishers, San Francisco, 1998.

Gabello W.J., Deye, D.L., Kahn G., Jimison H.B., Renner J.H., and Wenner A.R., How Computers Enrich Patient Education.  Patient Care, Vol 31, No 3, Feb 1997, pp. 88-113.

Harris, D., Hanes, P., Jimison, H., Jones, D., Bryan Wilson, J., Greenlick, M.  Physician and Plan Effects on Satisfaction of Medicaid Managed Care Patients With Their Health Care and Providers. Journal of Ambulatory Care Management, January 1997, vol 20, No 1, p. 46-64.

Jimison H.B. and Sher P.P, Consumer Health Informatics:  Health Information Technology for Consumers, Journal of the  American Society for Information Science, Vol 46, No 10, 1995, p.783-790.

Jimison, H.B.,  Fagan, L.M., Shachter, R.D., and Shortliffe, E.H.:  Patient-Specific Explanation in Models of Chronic Disease.  Artificial Intelligence in Medicine, Volume 4, Number 3, June 1992, p. 191-205.

Forbes, A.D. and Jimison, H.B.;  A QRS Detection Algorithm.  Journal of Clinical Monitoring, Volume 3, Number 1, January 1987.

Forbes, A.D., Helfenbein, E.D., Heumann, J.M., Jimison, H.B., Lindauer, J.M., Platt, J.S.:  Ambulatory Arrhythmia Analysis:  A Dual-Channel, Bayesian Approach, Computers in Cardiology, 1985.

Eletr, S., Jimison, H., Ream, A.K., Dolan, W.M., Rosenthal, M.H.:  Cutaneous Monitoring of Systemic PCO2 on Patients in the Respiratory Intensive Care Unit Being Weaned from the Ventilator, Acta Anaesth. Scand.,  Suppl. 68, 1978.

Lewis, D., Eysenbach, G., Kukafka, R., Jimison, H., Consumer Health Informatics, Springer, NY, 2005.

Science Panel on Interactive Communication and Health. Wired for Health and Well-Being: the Emergence of Interactive Health Communication. Eng, T.R. and Gustafson, D.H. et al. eds.  Washington, DC: US Department of Health and Human Services, US Government Printing Office, April 1999.

Kieschnick T., Adler L.J., Jimison H.B.  1996 Health Informatics Directory.  Baltimore, MD:  Williams & Wilkins, 1995.

Chapters

Jimison HB, Pavel M, Parker A, Mainello K.  The Role of Human Computer Interaction in Consumer Health Applications:  Current State, Challenges and the Future.  Chapter 12 in Cognitive Informatics for Biomedicine:  Human Computer Interaction in Healthcare, eds. Patel VL, Kannampallil TB, Kaufman D.  Springer International Publications (2015).

Johnson K and Jimison H, Mandl KD. Consumer Informatics and Personal Health Records, Chapter 17 in Biomedical Informatics: Computer Applications in Health Care and Biomedicine, ed. Shortliffe EH and Cimino JJ, Springer Science & Business, LLC (2014).

Pavel M, Jimison H, Hayes TL, Kaye J. Technology in Support of Successful Aging. The Bridge, 39(1), pp. 5-12. 2009.

Pavel M, Jimison H, Hayes T, Kaye J, Dishman E, Wild K, and Williams D, Continuous, Unobtrusive Monitoring for the Assessment of Cognitive Function, Handbook of Cognitive Aging: Interdisciplinary Perspectives, eds. Hofer, S and Alwin, D., Sage Publications, Inc., Thousand Oaks, CA, 2008.

Jimison, HB and Pavel, M.  Integrating Computer-Based Health Coaching into Elder Home Care, Technology and Aging, eds. Mihailidis, A., Boger, J., Kautz, H., and Normie, L., IOS Press, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2008.

Pavel M, Jimison H, Hayes T, Kaye J, Dishman E, Wild K, and Williams D, Continuous, Unobtrusive Monitoring for the Assessment of Cognitive Function, Handbook of Cognitive Aging: Interdisciplinary Perspectives, eds. Hofer, S and Alwin, D., Sage Publications, Inc., Thousand Oaks, CA, 2008.

Jimison, HB and Pavel, M.  Integrating Computer-Based Health Coaching into Elder Home Care, Technology and Aging, eds. Mihailidis, A., Boger, J., Kautz, H., and Normie, L., IOS Press, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2008.

Pavel M, Jimison H, Hayes T, Kaye J, Dishman E, Wild K, and Williams D, Continuous, Unobtrusive Monitoring for the Assessment of Cognitive Function, Handbook of Cognitive Aging: Interdisciplinary Perspectives, eds. Hofer, S and Alwin, D., Sage Publications, Inc., Thousand Oaks, CA, 2008.

Jimison, HB.  Ethical Issues in Consumer Health Informatics, Consumer Health Informatics, eds. Lewis, D., Eysenbach, G., Kukafka, R., Jimison, H., Springer, NY, 2005.

Jimison, H.B. and Kirby, J.  Internet-Based Disease Management for Home Care and Self-Testing.  In  Principles and Practice of Point-of-Care Testing.  Kost, G.E. ed.,  Philadelphia: Lippincott-Williams & Wilkins. 2002.

Jimison, H.B. and Sher P.P.  Presenting Clinical and Consumer Data to Patients. In Decision Making in Health Care:  Theory, Psychology, and Applications.  Chapman, G.B. and Sonnenberg, F.A. eds. New York: Cambridge University Press.  2000.

Hanes, P.P. and Jimison, H.B., Consumer Preferences:  Issues of Perception and Measurement.  In Grading Health Care:  The Science and Art of Developing Consumer Scorecards.  Hanes, P.P. and Greenlick, M.R. eds., 1998.

Jimison, H.B. and Sher P.P., Computer-Based Diagnostic and Decision Support Tools for Patients.  Computer-Based Diagnostic Systems. Berner, E., ed., R.G. Landes Co., Georgetown, TX. 1997.

Jimison, H.B., Patient-Specific Interfaces to Health and Decision-Making Information. Health Promotion and Interactive Technology:  Theoretical Applications and Future Directions.  Street, R., Gold, M., and Manning, T. eds. 1997.

Jimison, H.B.:  Generating Explanations of Decision Models Based on an Augmented Representation of Uncertainty.  Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence 4, R. D. Shachter, L.N. Kanal, T.S. Levitt, and J.F. Lemmer (eds.), Elsevier Science Publishers B. V. (North Holland), Amsterdam, 1990, p. 351-365.

Heckerman, D. and Jimison, H.;  A Bayesian Perspective on Confidence.  Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence 3, L.N. Kanal, T.S. Levitt, and J.F. Lemmer (editors), Elsevier Science Publishers B.V. (North-Holland), 1989.

Honors & Awards:
Fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics
National Library of Medicine Fellowship

Appointments/Clinical Practice Affiliation:
Professor of Practice School of Nursing (Bouve College of Health Sciences)
Professor of Practice College of Computer & Information Science
Affiliated Faculty Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering (College of Engineering)

Professional and Community Service:
Program Chair – Fourth ASE International Conference on Big Data, Harvard University, 2014
Technology Advisor to NIH’s Office of Behavioral & Social Science Research (2011-2013)
Member: American College of Medical Informatics, IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology, American Medical Informatics Association