George Demiris

Faculty PhD, FACMI Penn Integrates Knowledge University Professor LinkedIn of George Demiris

George Demiris, PhD, FACMI, is an Innovation Faculty member at the Penn Center for Cancer Care Innovation (PC3I) and a Penn Integrates Knowledge University Professor. Dr. Demiris has been at the forefront of the intersection of informatics and nursing science, and his work has introduced new and innovative approaches to old problems in gerontology. He is exploring innovative ways to utilize technology and support patients and their families in various settings including home and hospice care. His research focuses on the use of information technology to support older adults and their family caregivers and explore innovative solutions to promote independent aging and patient and family engagement.

He is a co-founder of the Hospice Caregiver Research Network, an initiative led by researchers from various academic disciplines committed to designing and testing interventions to support family caregivers of patients at the end of life. He has also studied the design and evaluation of “smart home” solutions for aging, and the potential of wearable devices or digitally augmented residential settings to facilitate passive monitoring and support independence and quality of life for community dwelling older adults. He is the Director of the Penn Artificial Intelligence and Technology Collaboratory for Healthy Aging, and co-Lead of the Penn Community Collaboratory for Co-Creation. He is a Fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics, the Gerontological Society of America and a member of the National Academy of Medicine.

Dr. Demiris received his BS and MS from Ruprecht-Karls University of Heidelberg, and his PhD from the University of Minnesota.