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Adela Grando

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Asst Professor
Faculty, DTPHX Campus, Mailcode 9020
Biography

Maria Adela Grando joined the Department of Biomedical Informatics at Arizona State University in 2013. In 2014 she was appointed an adjunct assistant clinical professor of medicine by the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine. She has a extensive postdoctoral training in Biomedical Informatics and holds a doctorate in computer science.

Her main research interest is the development of clinical decision support systems that support clinical decisions (e.g. what treatment clinical evidence recommends for a patient case?) of clinicians and patients. She is particularly interested in information technology for patient empowerment in health care. She leads projects focused on building portable decision aids that support patient's decision process. For instance, mobile apps for in-home disease management control, and tablet-based electronic systems to educate patients on informed consent processes. 

Education
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of California-San Diego, Division of Biomedical Informatics
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Edinburgh, School of Informatics, COSSAC, UK Cancer Research 
  • Ph.D. Formal Languages and Applications, Rovira i Virgili University, Spain
  • M.C.S. Universidad Nacional de Rio Cuarto, Argentina
Research Interests

Dr. Grando's main research interest is the development of Clinical Decision Support Systems (CDSS) that support clinical decisions (e.g. what treatment clinical evidence recommends for a patient case?) of clinicians and patients.

She is particularly interested on Information Technology for Patient Empowerment in Healthcare. She is leading projects focused on building portable decision aids that support patient's decision process. For instance, mobile apps for in-home disease management control, and tablet-based electronic systems to educate patients on informed consent processes. 

THE LAB IS RECRUITING POSTDOCS WITH EXPERTISE IN PATIENT-CENTERED TECHNOLOGY. APPLY AT: http://apply.interfolio.com/53102

Research Projects

My Data Choices, Evaluation of Effective Consent Strategies for Patients with Behavioral Health Conditions (R01 MH108992)

The integration of behavioral (mental health and substance abuse) and physical care by health information exchanges (HIE) opens new questions on data privacy, stigma and discrimination. 

The project aims to:

  • Elicit patient, surrogate and provider perspectives on granular data control  
  • Design educational material to inform patients and providers on the consequences of sharing/not sharing data 
  • Deploy and pilot test an informed consent management tool that supports granular patient-driven data control
  • Understand ethical, clinical, policy and regulatory implication of implementing granular data control choices.

Wacht presentation: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/poiu64w77tlu91s/AAD-BiyZ-ZAkS6lo9MfI6g6Ra?dl=0

ROOT- Registry of Operations and Tasks.

The aims of this project are to:

  • Captue and document high quality snap shots of EHR workflows before the Mayo Clinic undergoes an enterprise-wide converstion to a common EHR
  • Study surgical workflows at Ariozna, Florida and Rochester by triangulating outcomes from:
    • Leadership, key personnel and clinical activity interviews
    • Observatoins, shadowing and video ethnography
    • Process mining recordings of system events, such as "At 9AM on 10/10/17 provider C logs into EHR application A to review data on patient P"

 

​Data-driven behavioral-change education interventions to improve type 1 diabetes treatment adherence  (2018 ASU-Mayo Accelerator grant)

Despite patients self-management diabetes differently, currentt education interventions are based on the "one size fits all" approach.

The project aims to:

  • Assess patient-specific barriers to optimal self-management control from data collected by patient's devices: iDECIDE self-management tracking mobile app, insulin pump and glucose monitor
  • Conduct individualized education interventions to target patient's adherence barriers and evaluate their effectiveness on blood glucose control         
Publications

M. A. Grando, R. Rozemblum, D. Bates editors (2015): Information Technologies for Patient Empowerment in Healthcare, Walter de Gruyter, March 2015, ISBN-10: 1614515921 https://www.degruyter.com/view/product/211055

Research Activity
  • Grando, Maria Adela*, Thompson, Bithika. Data-driven behavioral-change individualized interventions to improve type 1 diabetes treatemtn adherence. Arizona-ASU Research Acceleration Grant 2018 for Collaborative Health Care Delivery Science (1/01/18 - 12/31/18).
  • Grando, Maria Adela*, Murcko, Anita, Saks, Michael, Todd, Michael, Sottara, Davide. My Data Choices, evaluation of effective consent strategies for patients with behavioral health conditions HHS-NIH-NIMH (07/01/2016 - 06/31/2021)
  • Grando, Maria Adela*, Kaufman, David. Patient-Centered Decision Support Based on Device Evidence (I DECIDE). HHS-NIH-NLM (9/15/2014 - 8/31/2016).

 

Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
BMI 484Internship
BMI 492Honors Directed Study
BMI 560Teachng Biomedical Informatics
BMI 584Internship
BMI 590Reading and Conference
BMI 593Applied Project
BMI 601Health Informatics
BMI 792Research
BMI 799Dissertation
Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
BMI 484Internship
BMI 584Internship
BMI 792Research
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
BMI 484Internship
BMI 493Honors Thesis
BMI 499Individualized Instruction
BMI 560Teachng Biomedical Informatics
BMI 593Applied Project
BMI 790Reading and Conference
BMI 792Research
BMI 799Dissertation
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
BMI 484Internship
BMI 492Honors Directed Study
BMI 499Individualized Instruction
BMI 560Teachng Biomedical Informatics
BMI 593Applied Project
BMI 792Research
BMI 799Dissertation
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
BMI 484Internship
BMI 584Internship
BMI 593Applied Project
BMI 792Research
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
BMI 493Honors Thesis
BMI 499Individualized Instruction
BMI 560Teachng Biomedical Informatics
BMI 590Reading and Conference
BMI 593Applied Project
BMI 601Health Informatics
BMI 790Reading and Conference
BMI 792Research
BMI 799Dissertation
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
BMI 484Internship
BMI 492Honors Directed Study
BMI 499Individualized Instruction
BMI 560Teachng Biomedical Informatics
BMI 593Applied Project
BMI 601Health Informatics
BMI 792Research
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
BMI 792Research
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
BMI 201Intro to Clinical Informatics
BMI 499Individualized Instruction
BMI 590Reading and Conference
BMI 592Research
BMI 601Health Informatics
BMI 792Research
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
BMI 484Internship
BMI 499Individualized Instruction
BMI 570BMI Symposium
BMI 592Research
BMI 593Applied Project
BMI 792Research
Summer 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
BMI 592Research
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
BMI 201Intro to Clinical Informatics
BMI 570BMI Symposium
BMI 590Reading and Conference
BMI 592Research
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
BMI 570BMI Symposium
BMI 592Research
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
BMI 506Clinical Decision Support
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