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Research &
Publications

Our outcomes and solutions are supported by independent studies with premier research organizations, funded through federal and foundation R&D grants.
For more information on our studies or how to become a research partner, contact
Chantal Kerssens, PhD - Clinical and Digital Health Research Lead.
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June 20, 2024

Human-in-the-loop avatar chatbot shows promise in supporting hematopoietic stem cell transplantation patients

Kelkar, A.H., Kerssens, C., Groblewski, N. et al. Human-in-the-loop avatar chatbot shows promise in supporting hematopoietic stem cell transplantation patients. Bone Marrow Transplant (2024). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41409-024-02334-y

September 18, 2023

Technology-Enabled Healthcare: Advancing Health Equity, Improving Care, and Bolstering Program Growth

Powell, A., James, M., Brooks, G., & Warden, E. (2023, September). Technology-Enabled Healthcare:
Advancing Health Equity, Improving Care, and Bolstering Program Growth [Poster session]. Poster presented at the 2023 NPA Conference in collaboration with Inspira PACE, Miami, FL.

September 18, 2023

Driving Operational Efficiencies in PACE Through Integrating Technology into IDT Workflows

Falkins, G., Muszynski, T., Ballmann, M., & Seavey, K. (2023, September). Driving Operational Efficiencies in PACE Through Integrating Technology into IDT Workflows [Poster session]. Poster presented at the 2023 NPA Conference in collaboration with Care Resources PACE, Miami, FL.

October 9, 2022

A Michigan PACE Program Incorporates Innovative Technology to Enhance Participant Care and Improve Outcomes

Falkins, G., Ballmann, M., & Jones, S. (2022, October). A Michigan PACE Program Incorporates Innovative Technology to Enhance Participant Care and Improve Outcomes [Poster session]. Poster presented at the 2022 NPA Conference in collaboration with Care Resources PACE, Seattle, WA.

March 21, 2020

Digital Avatars for Psychosocial and Integrative Health Support of Veterans with Spinal Cord Injury

Galea M, Jones A, Simelane J, Galea V, Wang V. (2020). Digital Avatars for Psychosocial and Integrative Health Support of Veterans with Spinal Cord Injury. Academy of Spinal Cord Injury Professionals, Educational Conference & Expo (virtual). Poster.

March 19, 2019

Improving Participant Satisfaction and Quality of Care With Engagement Technology

Nierenberg, C., Rosario, C., Maney, K. (2019).​ Improving Participant Satisfaction and Quality of Care With Engagement Technology. LeadingAge, Center for Aging Services Technologies (CAST).​

March 20, 2018

A Protocol-Driven, Digital Conversational Agent at the Hospital Bedside to Support Nurse Teams and to Mitigate Delirium and Falls Risk

Wang, V., Wexler, S., Drury, L., Wang, B. (2018). A Protocol-Driven, Digital Conversational Agent at the Hospital Bedside to Support Nurse Teams and to Mitigate Delirium and Falls Risk. Connected Health Conference, Iproceedings.

January 1, 2018

Digital Companions Improve Psychosocial and Behavioral Health Support for Older Adults

Leung, E., Seavey, K., Wang, V., Curry, S., Broderick, E. (2018). Digital Companions Improve Psychosocial and Behavioral Health Support for Older Adults. Presidential poster presented at American Geriatrics Society Annual Scientific Meeting.

January 1, 2017

Tablet-based Technology Intervention to Improve Outcomes in Hospitalized Older Adults

S. Wexler, L. Drury, C. Pollak. (July 2017). Tablet-based Technology Intervention to Improve Outcomes in Hospitalized Older Adults. Innovation in Aging. Volume 1, Issue suppl_1, July 2017, Page 1370.

January 1, 2017

Social Robots and Other Relational Agents to Improve Patient Care

Wang, V.H.S. & Osborne, T.F. (2017). Social Robots and Other Relational Agents to Improve Patient Care. In: Chau, D. & Osborne, T.F. Eds. Using Technology to Improve Care of Older Adults. Springer Publishing Company.

December 12, 2023

Feasibility of Utilizing a Virtual Health Assistant during Inpatient Reduced-Intensity Allogeneic Transplantation

Kelkar, A.H., Kerssens, C., Groblewski, N., Clancy, D.D., Uno, H., Cutler, C., Sherman-Manhard, D., Soiffer, R.J., Wang, V.H.S., & Abel, G.A. (2023, December 11). Feasibility of Utilizing a Virtual Health Assistant during Inpatient Reduced-Intensity Allogeneic Transplantation. American Society of Hematology.

September 18, 2023

Project Augur: A groundbreaking collaboration to bring modern predictive AI to PACE programs

Wardlow, L., Kerssens, C., & Wang, V. (2023, September). Project Augur: A groundbreaking collaboration to bring modern predictive AI to PACE programs [Poster session]. Poster presented at the 2023 NPA Conference in collaboration with West PACE, Miami, FL.

May 11, 2023

Case Study: Social Connectedness and Engagement Technology

Falkins, G. (2023). Social Connectedness and Engagement Technology. LeadingAge Center for Aging Services Technologies (CAST).

January 1, 2022

Case Study: Increasing Social Engagement through a Digital Avatar during COVID-19

Hannahoe, K., Davis, K. (2021). Increasing Social Engagement through a Digital Avatar during COVID-19. LeadingAge Center for Aging Services Technologies (CAST).

March 22, 2019

A Protocol-Driven, Bedside Digital Conversational Agent to Support Nurse Teams and Mitigate Risks of Hospitalization in Older Adults: Case Control Pre-Post Study

Bott, N., Wexler, S., Drury, L., Pollak, C., Wang, V., Scher, K., & Narducci, S. (2019). A protocol-driven, bedside digital conversational agent to support nurse teams and mitigate risks of hospitalization in older adults: case control pre-post study. Journal of medical Internet research, 21(10), e13440.

March 18, 2019

Digital Avatars for Psychosocial and Integrative Health Support of Veterans with Spinal Cord Injury

Wang V, Galea VP, Galea M. Digital Avatars for Psychosocial and Integrative Health Support of Veterans with Spinal Cord Injury. 1st International Conference on Teleneurorehabilitation. May 2019. Crotone, Italy.

January 1, 2018

Digital Bedside Avatars Psychosocially Support Hospitalized Elders and Mitigate Delirium and Falls in a Community Teaching Hospital in Queens

Wang, V., Wexler, S. (2018). Digital Bedside Avatars Psychosocially Support Hospitalized Elders and Mitigate Delirium and Falls in a Community Teaching Hospital in Queens, New York. Oral presentation at American Delirium Society 8th Annual Conference.

January 1, 2018

Culturally Adaptive Digital Avatars for Psychosocial and Self-Management Support of High Risk Elders

Wang, V., Wang, B. (2018). Culturally Adaptive Digital Avatars for Psychosocial and Self-Management Support of High Risk Elders. Poster presented at Aging in America 2018.

January 1, 2017

Integrating Innovative Technology in the Home to Provide Enhanced Continuity of Care and Decreased Healthcare Costs for Older Adults

​​Seavey, K. & Wang V.H.S. (2017). Integrating Innovative Technology in the Home to Provide Enhanced Continuity of Care and Decreased Healthcare Costs for Older Adults. Poster session presented at National PACE Association Annual Conference, Boston, MA.

January 1, 2016

Evaluation of a Digital Companion for Older Adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment

Demiris, G., Thompson, H.J., Lazar, A., & Lin, S.Y. (2016). Evaluation of a Digital Companion for Older Adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment. American Medical Informatics Association 40th Annual Symposium.

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