Holly JimisonProfessor of the Practice
- College of Computer & Information Science
- Department of Health Sciences
Office: 910 177
Holly B. Jimison is Professor of Practice in both the Department of Health Sciences and in the College of Computer & Information. She directs the Consortium on Technology for Proactive Care, a multidisciplinary, multi-institutional effort to facilitate research in the area of home monitoring of health behaviors, including helping researchers address the challenges of big data related to large amounts of complex and noisy streaming data from multiple sources used to infer clinically relevant health behaviors. Specifically, she has led efforts to bring shareable coaching technologies and sensor data management systems to support our NUCare Center’s research in Northeastern’s School of Nursing and in our LiveWell RERC for patients with traumatic brain injury. Prior to joining Northeastern, she was on leave from Oregon Health & Science University to serve as a technology advisor for the Big Data Initiative for Monitoring Health Behaviors at Home and in the Environment at the National Institutes of Health. Her earlier work as medical informatics faculty at OHSU focused on technology for successful aging and scalable remote care. She served on the Executive Board of the Oregon Center for Aging & Technology and was past president of Oregon’s Health Information Management Systems Society Chapter. As a Fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics, Professor Jimison has made significant contributions to the field of biomedical informatics in the areas of pattern recognition, decision support, and personal health informatics. She continues with research on technology for successful aging and scalable remote care for older adults, including models for tailoring interventions in cognitive exercise, physical exercise, socialization, and sleep management using new behavioral metrics derived from monitoring data.
- BS in Mathematics, University of Illinois
- PhD in Medical Information Sciences, Stanford University
- Health informatics, medical decision making, computational models, health coaching, ethics, health disparities, aging, stroke, traumatic brain injury
Selected Honors & Awards:
- Fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics
- National Library of Medicine Training Fellow
Selected Recent Publications:
- HB Jimison and M Pavel, Real-Time Measures of Context to Improve Fall-Detection Models. Proceedings of the 38th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Orlando, FL, August 2016.
- HB Jimison, S Hagler, G Kurillo, R Bajcsy, M Pavel, Remote health coaching for interactive exercise with older adults in a home environment. Proceedings of the 37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Milan, Italy, August 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, 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).
Selected Public Service:
- Associate Editor, Engineering in Medicine & Biology Conference, 2018
- Executive Board for the American College of Medical Informatics, 2016-present
- 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)
- Executive Committee for Oregon Center for Aging & Technology
- Holly Jimison, PhD, FACMI was recently elected to the Executive Board of the American College of Medical Informatics. ACMI is a college of elected Fellows from the U.S. and abroad who have made significant and sustained contributions to the field of medical informatics. It is the central body for a community of scholars and practitioners who are committed to advancing the informatics field. Dr. Jimison is Professor of Practice in both the College of Computer & Information Science and the Bouvé college of Health Sciences, conducting research in the field of Personal Health Informatics.