Dr. Fuad Abujarad is an assistant professor of Emergency Medicine at Yale School of Medicine and a research affiliate with MSU's Usability/Accessibility Research and Consulting. Abujarad's expertise in Health Information Technology (HIT) allows him to focus his research interests in the area of mHealth technology, human-computer interaction, software engineering, and systems that provide real-time background searches. His overarching aim is to apply his in-depth knowledge and methodological expertise to address major health disparities in vulnerable populations by developing technologies that optimize the human interface of complex systems. He is the Yale-PI on the "Health Information Technology to Prevent Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation" for older adults and children from the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs - LARA; Yale-PI on a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) to test community complex care response teams to improve geriatric public health outcomes; and Yale-PI on a grant from the Michigan Health Endowment Fund (MHEF) to develop an integrated model for personal assistants' research and training.
Abujarad, F. A., Deslodge, A., Carlson, K., & Swierenga, S. J. (2021, in press). Implementation of a new child card workforce background check system. Journal of Systems and Information Technology.
Abujarad, F. A., Swierenga, S. J., & Edwards, C. (2020). Building digital health tools for older adults with disabilities. Innovation in Aging, 4(S1), 861. DOI: 10.1093/geroni/igaa057.3177
Abujarad, F., Desloge, A., Carslon, K., & Swierenga, S. J. (2018). The importance of user-centered design in performing background checks in child care. In A. Marcus and W. Wang (Eds.), Design, User Experience, and Usability: Understanding Users and Contexts, DUXU 2018, LNCS 10290, pp. 149-157. Cham, Switzerland: Springer. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-91806-8_12, https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-91806-8_12
Raile, E. D., Swierenga, S. J., Dennis, T. A., Swanson-Aprill, L. A., Post, L. A., & Abujarad, F. (2017). Fingerprint-based background checks for personal care workers: Stakeholder views of policy criteria. Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect. DOI: 10.1080/08946566.2017.1330715
Post, L. A., Conner, T. L., Oehmke, J. F. Abujarad, F., Cooney, L. M., Brandt, C., Page, C., Swierenga, S. J., Biroscak, B. J., Esposito, C., & Dziura, J. (2016). Development and validation of the Emergency Department Geriatric Readmission Assessment at Yale (ED GRAY): Part 1, fundamental measurement. British Journal of Medicine and Medical Research, 14(1), 1-14. DOI: 10.9734/BJMMR/2016/23875
Building Digital Health Tools for Older Adults with Disabilities
Abujarad, F., Swierenga, S. J., & Edwards, C. (2020, November). Building Digital Health Tools for Older Adults with Disabilities. Presented at the Gerontological Society of America conference, November 4-7, Online.
Improving the personal care assistant workforce through training, data, and technology.
Abujarad, F., Swierenga, S. J., Luz, C. Hanson, K., Curtin, C., Lou, Z., & Swanson-Aprill, L. (2019). Improving the personal care assistant workforce through training, data, and technology. Poster presented at the Gerontological Society of America conference, November 13-17, Austin, TX.
A technology tool for supporting personal care aides is key to increasing accessibility, quality, and cost-effectiveness of home care
Abujarad, F, Swierenga, S. J., & Luz, C. (2019, June 2). A technology tool for supporting personal care aides is key to increasing accessibility, quality, and cost-effectiveness of home care. Poster presented at the AcademyHealth Annual Meeting, Public and Population Health session, June 2-4, Washington, DC.