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George Demiris PhD, FACMI

Alumni Endowed Professor in Nursing
Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Systems,
School of Nursing &
Biomedical and Health Informatics,
School of Medicine
University of Washington
BNHS Box 357266
Seattle, WA 98195-7266
gdemiris@uw.edu

George Demiris is the Alumni Endowed Professor in Nursing at the School of Nursing and Biomedical and Health Informatics, at the School of Medicine, University of Washington. He is the Graduate Program Director of the Biomedical and Health Informatics Graduate Program at the School of Medicine and the Director of the Clinical Informatics and Patient Centered Technologies Program at the School of Nursing. He obtained his MSc degree in Medical Informatics from the University of Heidelberg, Germany and his PhD degree in Health Informatics from the University of Minnesota. His research interests include the design and evaluation of home based technologies for older adults and patients with chronic conditions and disabilities, smart homes and ambient assisted living applications and the use of telehealth in home care and hospice. He is a Fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics, a Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America and a Member of the Washington State Academy of Sciences. In the past he has served as the Chair of the International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) Working Group on Smart homes and Ambient Assisted Living, and the Lead Convener of the Technology and Aging Special Interest Group of the Gerontological Society of America (GSA).