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George Demiris PhD, FACMI

Alumni Endowed Professor in Nursing
Director, Clinical Informatics and Patient Centered Technologies

I obtained my PhD degree in Health Informatics from the University of Minnesota. My research interests include the design and evaluation of home based technologies for older adults and patients with chronic conditions and disabilities, smart homes and ambient assisted living applications and the use of telehealth in home care and hospice. I am a Fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics, a Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America and a Member of the Washington State Academy of Sciences. In the past I have served as the Chair of the International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) Working Group on Smart homes and Ambient Assisted Living, and the Lead Convener of the Technology and Aging Special Interest Group of the Gerontological Society of America (GSA). I am the Director of the Aging and Informatics Training Grant Program at the School of Nursing, and lead the HEALTH-E and Hospice Caregiving Research Group initiatives.


Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Informatics


  • BA, University of Heidelberg
  • MA, University of Heidelberg
  • PhD, University of Minnesota, 2000

What classes do you teach?

NSG540 Telehealth Systems and Applications

What do you love about the UW School of Nursing?

The UW School of Nursing is at the forefront of innovative cutting edge and interdisciplinary research embracing informatics and team science to advance nursing science.


  • technology
  • aging in place
  • informatics tools
  • home and hospice care

Research Areas

  • Innovative Interventions
  • Lifespan Health

Research Centers


  • Demiris G, Kneale L. Informatics Systems and Tools to Facilitate Patient-centered Care Coordination. Yearb Med Inform. 2015 Aug 13;10(1):15-21. doi: 10.15265/IY-2015-003. PubMed PMID: 26293847.
  • Washington KT, Parker Oliver D, Gage LA, Albright DL, Demiris G. A multimethod analysis of shared decision-making in hospice interdisciplinary team meetings including family caregivers. Palliat Med. 2015 Aug 17. pii: 0269216315601545. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26281854.
  • Lazar A, Demiris G, Thompson HJ. Involving family members in the implementation and evaluation of technologies for dementia: a dyad case study. J Gerontol Nurs. 2015 Apr;41(4):21-6. doi: 10.3928/00989134-20150309-03. Epub 2015 Mar 16. PubMed PMID: 25800405.
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