An MCSP Conversation Series Talk: "Clinicians and Computer Science Engineers: A Story of Interdisciplinary Collaboration" by Dr. Jim Stout

An MCSP Conversation Series Talk: "Clinicians and Computer Science Engineers: A Story of Interdisciplinary Collaboration" by Dr. Jim Stout

Contact: Dr. Maggie Rahmoeller, rahmoeller@roanoke.edu

Abstract: Although some do best with a long-term career plan, in most cases it plays out differently than expected. In my case, I took a pass on such a career plan and have more or less followed my nose. "Focus and collaborate", a wise mentor told me, as a way to survive and succeed in academia. As an academic pediatrician, collaboration and ideation have come easily to me, but focusing, not so much. We'll talk about my career path, the public health issues I've been drawn to, and how it led to collaboration with computer science engineers. I founded and lead the Interactive Medical Training Resources group at the University of Washington that develops, delivers and evaluates remote training and feedback resources for several health topics. Our flagship online training and feedback program, Spirometry 360, is delivered domestically and internationally. This led directly to collaboration with a computer science engineer, his students, and two other pediatricians. Together we've developed and are validating a series of smartphone applications for physiologic sensing, a couple of which I'll describe.