Our Team

The Consortium on Technology for Proactive Care is lead by the Health Behavior Informatics Lab at Northeastern University.

Faculty Leadership

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Professor Holly Jimison, PhD – Director
h.jimison@neu.edu

Professor Jimison is a faculty member of both the College of Computer & Information Science and Bouvé College of Health Sciences. She came to Northeastern from the National Institutes of Health, where she was a technology advisor involved in the Big Data Initiative for Monitoring Health Behaviors at Home and in the Environment. She previously was an associate professor in medical informatics and clinical epidemiology with a joint appointment in biomedical engineering at Oregon Health & Science University, where her research involved technology for successful aging and scalable remote care. She is now the director of the Northeastern-based Consortium on Technology for Proactive Care, which has been created to develop a technology infrastructure for sustainable interventions that support continuity of care outside a hospital setting and promote long-term health behavior change. [Biosketch | Google Scholar | CCIS bio]

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Professor Misha Pavel, PhD
m.pavel@neu.edu

Professor Pavel holds a joint faculty appointment in the College of Computer & Information Science and Bouvé College of Health Sciences. His background comprises electrical engineering, computer science and experimental psychology, and his research is focused on multiscale computational modeling of behaviors and their control, with applications ranging from elder care to augmentation of human performance. Professor Pavel is using these model-based approaches to develop algorithms transforming unobtrusive monitoring from smart homes and mobile devices to useful and actionable knowledge for diagnosis and intervention. Under the auspices of the Northeastern-based Consortium on Technology for Proactive Care, Professor Pavel and his colleagues are targeting technological innovations to support the development of economically feasible, proactive, distributed, and individual-centered healthcare. Previously, Professor Pavel was the director of the Smart and Connected Health Program at the National Science Foundation, a program co-sponsored by the National Institutes of Health. Earlier, he served as the chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Oregon Health & Science University, a Technology Leader at AT&T Laboratories, a member of the technical staff at Bell Laboratories, and faculty member at Stanford University and New York University. [Biosketch | Google Scholar | CCIS bio]

Staff and Students

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Christine M. Gordon, MPH
Associate Director and Senior Project Manager
c.gordon@northeastern.edu
Bio

Iman Khaghani Far, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Faculty Mentor: Holly Jimison
i.khaghanifar@northeastern.edu
Bio

Xuan “Sean” Li, MFA
PHI doctoral student, Graduate Research Assistant
Faculty Mentor: Holly Jimison
li.xu@husky.neu.edu
Bio

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Maciej Kos, MS
PHI doctoral student, Graduate Research Assistant
Faculty Mentor: Misha Pavel
mkos@ccs.neu.edu
Bio

Brandon Ransom, MS
PHI doctoral student
Faculty Mentor: Holly Jimison
ransom.br@husky.neu.edu
Bio

Masters Students

  • Navarjun Singh Grewal, MFA candidate, Information Design and Visualization, May 2017 – present 
  • Janice Tjeng, MS candidate, Health Informatics, September – December 2017
  • Hari Janarthanan, MS candidate, Computer Science, December 2016 – April 2017

Visiting Scholars

  • Elina Helander, PhD Tampere University of Technology, Finland May 2017
  • Maisa Niemela, PhD(c) University of Oulu, Finland April – August 2017
  • Marcela Moreira, PhD(c) Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil August 2016, April – August 2017
  • Katharina Neunteufel, BSc University of Heidelberg, Germany Faculy Mentor: Thomas Wetter April – September 2015
  • Julia Pietila, MSc, PhD(c) Tampere University of Technology, Finland May – June 2015, May 2017
  • Pekka Ala-Siuru, MSc University of Oulu, Finland April – June 2015

Partners and Collaborators