Professor and Head, Biomedical and Health Information Sciences
1919 W. Taylor St., 235 AHSB
Dr. Faiola is Professor and Head of the Dept. of Biomedical and Health Information Sciences, and Affiliate Professor in Computer Science. Formally, he was Exec. Associate Dean at Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing, Indianapolis; and Founding Director of the Human-Computer Interaction Program. His Ph.D. is from Purdue University.
Dr. Faiola is a socio-technical scientist whose research lies at the intersection of biomedical/health informatics and human-centered computing (Human-Factors). His work is advancing the field of consumer health informatics, through the empirically-grounded design of mobile health self-monitoring systems. He has published 100+ refereed papers and given 100+ presentations and invited keynotes/talks in the US, Europe, Russia, India, and Saudi Arabia. He has secured over $2M in grants/contracts: NSF, AHRQ, MacArthur Foundation, and the Fulbright Institute. His current projects: a Non-invasive alert-system that detects low-blood glucose hypoglycemia by extracting predictive biomarkers from breath, using nano-sensors, and a Health communications HPAA-compliant mobile system that delivers patient vitals data from the bedside to families.
“Consumer Health Informatics: Empowering Healthy-Lifestyle-Seekers through mHealth”, Journal of Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases, Special Edition: Conceptualizing the Healthy Lifestyle Healthcare System
“Better managing technology-mediated interruptions in the ICU: Examining the role of patient information for improving text message notifications”, Proceedings of American Medical Informatics Association
2003 - Fulbright Scholar: Communication/eBook Technologies (Moscow, Russia), U.S. Council for International Exchange of Scholars
2003 - Indiana University Board of Trustees Excellence in Teaching Award, Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing
2002 - Fulbright Scholar: Communication/Online Publishing Technologies (Moscow, Russia), U.S. Council for International Exchange of Scholars
1999 - Fulbright Scholar: Communication/Future Trends in Digital Global Society (St. Petersburg, Russia), U.S. Council for International Exchange of Scholars
PhD - Communication (Society, Media, and, Technology), Purdue University, 2005
MA - Industrial Design (Visual Communication), Ohio State University, 1984
MFA - Fine Arts (Experimental Media), Ohio State University, 1979
MA - Fine Arts, University at Albany (SUNY),1977
BFA - Fine Arts, State University of New York at New Paltz, 1975