Kimberly Shea

Dr. Shea has been funded for the past 10 years by the National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Nursing Research, the Lawrence B. Emmons Award and Sigma Theta Tau International. With 15 years of experience in respiratory, home health and hospice nursing, her research is focused on the motivation of self-care behaviors through technological feedback, persuasion and other human factor strategies with the primary goal of enabling, encouraging, empowering and engaging people who are living with chronic conditions. She has more than 40 publications and presentations on telehealth applications, primarily about technology-based delivery of health care to patients’ homes. She teaches graduate-level courses that focus on nursing informatics, telehealth and technology usability in health care. As an active member of American Medical Informatics Association, Geriatric Society of America, Western Institute of Nursing and American Telemedicine Association, Dr. Shea remains up-to-date in a very progressive and innovative field of study. She enjoys working with master’s and doctoral-level students to understand the human factors that are involved with implementing technology into the caring aspects of nursing.