Institute for Advanced Study, Northrop, and University Honors Program Present

Visualizing the Human in the Data: Nursing Science from Cells to Systems

Past event
Mar 02, 2023
Graphic image of a stethescope overlayed with the graph of a medical monitor readout

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Lisiane Pruinelli, PhD, MS, RN, FAMIA, Associate Professor, University of Minnesota School of Nursing
Mary O. Whipple, PhD, RN, PHN, Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota School of Nursing

Nursing often conjures up mental images of a caring relationship with a patient, but nursing practice is also grounded in enormous amounts of empirical evidence. University of Minnesota School of Nursing faculty will share unique perspectives of nursing and provide a broad range of examples from working one on one with patients in clinical laboratories and the community to extracting knowledge from data generated from millions of patients. The speakers will also discuss the pros and cons of these different approaches, the resulting potential for collaboration, and how the rapid growth of sensors, smart devices, and artificial intelligence is changing the way health care is delivered.




Lisiane Pruinelli is an Associate Professor at the School of Nursing and an Affiliate Faculty, Institute for Health Informatics, University of Minnesota. Her area of research is on applying innovative informatics tools and data science methods to investigate the trajectory of complex disease conditions. Her main goal is to develop the foundations for new personalized strategies for disease treatment and management over time, addressing national initiatives for holistic models of care. With the heavy adoption of machine learning and artificial intelligence in healthcare and in her own work, she currently has been actively involved in laying the foundational discussions and knowledge for socially, ethically, and policy safe intelligent systems in nursing.

Mary Whipple is an Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota School of Nursing and an Adjoint Assistant Professor in the School of Medicine at the University of Colorado. Her research focuses on understanding the effects of sedentary behavior and physical activity on cardiovascular health among older adults, with a particular focus on individuals with type 2 diabetes and peripheral artery disease. Her primary goal is to understand both the causes and consequences of sedentary behavior in order to help older adults develop strategies to manage their chronic conditions and preserve or improve their physical function and quality of life.

Related Links

  • Lisiane Pruinelli –- University of Minnesota –Experts @ Minnesota profile
  • Mary Whipple –-University of Minnesota – Experts @ Minnesota profile