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The Digital Physiome: Wearables for Early Disease Detection

MAY 26, 2023

Jessilyn Dunn, PhD
Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Assistant Professor of Biostatistics & Bioinformatics
Duke University

About the Presentation: Digital health is rapidly expanding due to surging healthcare costs, deteriorating health outcomes, and the growing prevalence and accessibility of mobile health and wearable technologies. Recent technological advancements make it possible to closely and continuously monitor individuals using multiple measurement modalities in real time. We are collecting and integrating such wearables data with clinical information to gain a more precise understanding of health and disease and develop actionable, predictive health models for improving cardiometabolic and infectious respiratory disease outcomes. We are simultaneously developing open source data science and machine learning tools for the digital health community, including the Digital Biomarker Discovery Pipeline (DBDP), to facilitate the use of mobile device data in healthcare.

About the Presenter: Jessilyn Dunn is an Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Biostatistics & Bioinformatics at Duke University, and Director of the Duke BIG IDEAs Laboratory which is focused on biomedical data science and mobile health for digital biomarker discovery. Dr. Dunn was an NIH Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford, an NSF Graduate Research Fellow at Georgia Tech & Emory, and a visiting scholar at the CDC and the National Cardiovascular Research Institute in Madrid, Spain. Her work has been internationally recognized with media coverage from the NIH Director’s Blog to Wired, Time, and US News and World Report.