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Heather Ross

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Clinical Asst Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 5603
Clinical Asst Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 5603
Clinical Assistant Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 5603
Biography

Dr. Heather Ross holds a joint appointment in the School for the Future of Innovation in Society and the Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation. She is also a Senior Sustainability Scientist in the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability. She brings expertise in healthcare practice, technology policy, and implementation science to a broad portfolio of applied research initiatives.

 

Current projects include:

  • Sensor-based human technology interaction including wearable health devices and water quality sensors in commercial/industrial buildings.
  • SolarSPELL Health: solar-powered offline digital libraries and health education in remote, underresourced, and hostile environments globally. Current implementation sites include the Pacific region and East Africa.
  • Innovative evidence-based solutions to complex system challenges in mental health and public safety in the City of Phoenix.

 

Dr. Ross is a Fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and Heart Rhythm Society. She holds national certification as an adult nurse practitioner and maintains an active practice in cardiac electrophysiology with Arizona Arrhythmia Consultants.

Education
  • Ph.D. Human and Social Dimensions of Science and Technology, Arizona State University 2016
  • DNP - Arizona State University 2010
  • MSN. Adult Health, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA 2000
  • B.A. Religious Studies, Yale University 1996
Research Interests
  • Innovation in complex sociotechnical systems
  • Interdisciplinary team work in health care, including non-traditional team members
  • Cardiac electrophysiology
  • Implanted and wearable sensors
  • Person-centered care
  • Implementation science
Publications

Recent Publications

  • Hartwell, L. Ross, H.M., & La Belle, J. T. (2019). Project honey bee: Clinical applications for wearable biosensors. Biomedical Microdevices 21, 37. Doi: 10.1007/s10544-019-0392-y
  • Woodburn, J.L., Staley, L.L., Wordingham, S.E., Spadafore, J., Boldea, E., Williamson, S., Hollenback, S., Ross, H.M., Steidley, D.E., & Pajaro, O.E. (2019). Destination therapy: Standardizing the role of palliative medicine & delineating the DT-LVAD journey. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 57(2), 330-340. Doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2018.11.007
  • Ganesan, R.K., Rathore, Y.K., Ross, H.M., & Ben Amor, H. (2018). Better teaming through visual cues: How projecting imagery in a workspace can improve human-robot collaboration. IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine. Doi: 10.1109/MRA.2018.2815655
  • Zakeri, R., Van Wagoner, D.R., Calkins, H., Wong, T., Ross, H.M., Heist, E.K., Meyer, T.E., Kowey, P.R., Mentz, R.J., Cleland, J.G., Pitt, B., Zannad, F., & Linde, C. (2017). The burden of proof: The current state of atrial fibrillation prevention and treatment trials. Heart Rhythm Journal, 14(5), 763-782. Doi :10.1016/j.hrthm.2017.01.032​
  • Miller, C.A., Ross, H.M., Bennett, G., & Hurlbut, J.B. (2016). The ethics of ubiquitous computing in healthcare. In Wireless computing in medicine: From nano to cloud with its ethical and legal implications. Ed. M. Eshaghian-Wilner. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 978-1118993590
  • Hills, D.J., Ross, H.M., Pich, J., Hill, A.T., Dalsbø, T.K., Riahi, S., Guay, S., & Martínez-Jarreta, B. (2015). Education and training for preventing and minimising workplace aggression directed toward healthcare workers [Protocol]. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Issue 9. Art. No. CD011860. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD011860.
  • Van Wagoner, D.R, Piccini, J.P., Albert, C.M., Anderson, M.E., Benjamin E.J., … Ross, H.M., … et al. (2015). Progress toward the prevention and treatment of atrial fibrillation: A summary of the Heart Rhythm Society research forum on the treatment and prevention of atrial fibrillation. Heart Rhythm Journal, 12(1), e5-e29. 
  • Kennedy, E.B., & Ross, H.M. (2014). Electric vehicle development and battery technologies. In D. Sarewitz (Ed.), The rightful place of science: Government and energy innovation (pp. 123-152). Tempe, AZ: Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes. 
  • Ross, H.M. (2012). Addressing the impending cardiac provider shortage : Recommendations for increasing access to cardiac device care. The Journal of Science Policy & Governance, 2(1). http://www.sciencepolicyjournal.org/current-edition.html
Research Activity

Current/Recent Projects

  • Mental Health and Policing in the City of Phoenix, 2019-present
  • SolarSPELL Health, 2017-present
  • Future H2O: Smart Water Sensors in Commercial/Industrial Buildings, 2017-present
  • Cochrane Review: Interventions to Prevent Workplace Violence in Healthcare, 2014-present
  • Project HoneyBee, 2013-2018
Summer 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
AEP 595Continuing Registration
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
FIS 308Politics, Markets, and Innovat
DNP 711Healthcare Policy & Innovation
DNP 712Clinical Residency&Management
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
AEP 590Reading and Conference
AEP 592Research
AEP 593Applied Project
AEP 595Continuing Registration
DNP 712Clinical Residency&Management
Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
AEP 584Internship
AEP 590Reading and Conference
AEP 592Research
AEP 593Applied Project
AEP 595Continuing Registration
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
AEP 584Internship
AEP 590Reading and Conference
AEP 592Research
HSD 593Applied Project
AEP 593Applied Project
AEP 595Continuing Registration
DNP 711Healthcare Policy & Innovation
DNP 712Clinical Residency&Management
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
AEP 584Internship
AEP 590Reading and Conference
AEP 592Research
AEP 593Applied Project
AEP 595Continuing Registration
DNP 712Clinical Residency&Management
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
AEP 584Internship
AEP 590Reading and Conference
AEP 592Research
AEP 593Applied Project
AEP 595Continuing Registration
DNP 711Healthcare Policy & Innovation
DNP 712Clinical Residency&Management
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
DNP 712Clinical Residency&Management
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
DNP 708Systms Thinkng Cmplex Hlthcr E
DNP 712Clinical Residency&Management
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
BME 494Special Topics
BME 598Special Topics
HCR 598Special Topics
DNP 711Healthcare Policy & Innovation
DNP 712Clinical Residency&Management
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
DNP 710Innovation in Comm Info System
DNP 712Clinical Residency&Management
Summer 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
DNP 708Systms Thinkng Cmplex Hlthcr E
DNP 712Clinical Residency&Management
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
DNP 704Principls Evidence Based-Care
DNP 711Healthcare Policy & Innovation
DNP 712Clinical Residency&Management
Honors / Awards
  • 2011 - Young Investigator Award, Resuscitation Science Symposium, American Heart Association.
  • 2011 - Outstanding Teacher, Brandman University, School of Nursing and Health Professions, Irvine, CA.
Professional Associations

Heart Rhythm Society (Board of Trustees) American College of Cardiology (Partners in Quality subcommittee, Cardiovascular Team Advocacy working group) Sigma Theta Tau International, Honor Society of Nursing (abstract and grant reviewer) Society for the Social Studies of Science

Work History

Nurse Practitioner, Arizona Arrhythmia Consultants