Technology Driven Healthcare

As a media psychologist, Dr. Durnell offers analysis on the impact technology and media have on human behavior, healthcare and social change.  Working with the World Health Organization (WHO) Technology Advisory Group and Roster of Experts, Durnell is involved in strategic approaches to digital health:  areas for intervention and governance and adoption of digital health solutions. She has an understanding and experience working in digital health, AI and health, VR in healthcare, robotic surgery, wearable technologies and ethics in the healthcare ecosystem. Dr. Durnell is adjunct faculty and teaches graduate students the “Psychology of Technology."  Her current research on the emotional reactions experienced in Virtual Reality (VR), was presented at Stanford’s 3rd Annual Innovations in Psychiatry and Behavioral Health: Virtual Reality and Behavior Change, sponsored by Stanford University School of Medicine and at Harvard Medical School's VR and Healthcare Symposium. Dr. Durnell worked at Apple, Xerox and IBM, start-up technology and non-profit organizations in Silicon Valley for over 30 years.  She consults with the Department of Defense, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and the U.S. Army Special Operations Command (USASOC) and Joint Staff to assess options in the cognitive space to disrupt and counter ISIL operational capabilities and train the Psychological Operations (PO) operators.  Durnell has presented at Amazon Lab 126, technology conferences (AWE), keynoted at Society of Actuaries and speaks at psychology conferences including the American Psychological Association (APA), International Positive Psychology Association (IPPA) and lectures on the topics of virtual reality, the neuroscience of immersive technology and how technology affects human behavior.  Dr. Durnell Publication

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