Vivian L West
Clinical Associate in the School of Nursing
Dr. West is the Associate Director at the Duke Center for Health Informatics and a clinical associate at the Duke University School of Nursing. She has an extensive clinical career in progressive management and administrative positions. She received an MBA from Bryant University in Smithfield, RI. Prior to earning a PhD in Nursing from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Dr. West was the National Director of Nursing and Clinical Quality Management for a national infusion therapy company with headquarters in Boston, MA. She was a member of a team appointed to develop the company's first data warehouse. During this time, she also led a clinical team evaluating one of the first glucometers built to transmit data over telephone lines and infusion pumps in patients’ homes controlled remotely.
Prior to joining Duke University, she was the NLM Project Evaluation/Research Director for a large four-year telemedicine study conducted at East Carolina University, and conducted her doctoral research examining the use of telemedicine in a rural home healthcare agency. She also served as a research assistant professor at the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Nursing. Dr. West has participated in numerous clinical trials while at Duke. She is also involved with informatics education in both the Duke Schools of Medicine and Nursing, is a member of the AMIA Academic Forum, and has been a participants in two NIH-funded projects developing informatics education. Most recently, she was a member of a research team on a DOD-funded project looking at Novel Visualizations of Health Related Data. Her interests include remote monitoring and mobile devices for health care, systems analysis, and information visualization.
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