SAJEESH KUMAR KR, PhD

Associate Professor
Health Info & Info Management

Interim Executive Director
Institute for Health Outcomes and Policy
College of Graduate Health Sciences

Interim Chair
Health Outcomes and Policy Research Ph.D. program
Institute for Health Outcomes and Policy

Office: SUITE 518 920 MADISON BUILDING
920 MADISON AVENUE
MEMPHIS TN 38163
Tel: (901) 448-2125
skumar10@uthsc.edu

Education

  • Ph.D., University of Western Australia, Perth,Australia, Telemedicine
  • M.S., Erasmus University,Rotterdam, The Netherlands, Medical Informatics
  • B.S., Medical Research Foundation,Chennai,India, Optometry

SUMMARY OF ACCOMPLISHMENTS

 §  60+ Refereed Publications in High Impact Journals (Lancet, Nature-Eye, BJO etc.)

§  6  Book Publications in Health Informatics ( Publisher: Springer)

§  50+  Presentations ( National, International and Invited Conferences)

§  $7 Million Extramural Funding (PI / Co-Investigator)

§  A$150,000 External Resources Secured

§  70+ Committees Chaired or Served

§  NIH –Special Emphasis Panel- Grant Reviewer

§  14+ Years Teaching and Research Experience

§  Awards in Teaching and Research Excellence

§  11 Years Clinical Experience

§  5 Continents – work experiences in America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia.

Research Interest/Specialty

Health informatics, outcome , policy,  healthcare management, comparative effectiveness, evaluation of technology, telemedicine, e-Health, m-Health, global health,  prevention, early detection, ophthalmology, nursing, home care, equity in health, rural and remote health, health policy, minority health.

Research Description

Ongoing Research Support  Informatics Education, USA. Sajeesh Kumar (PI) Jan 2016– June 2016. Grant No: 2016EducationGrant: $5000. Promoting Informatics Education among Dentists Worldwide; Role: Primary-Investigator, Task Leader Completed Research Support  National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR), USA. Dave Brienza (PI) Oct 2009–Sep 2014. Grant No: H133E090002: $5090905. Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center (RERC) on Telerehabilitaton; Role: Co-Investigator, Task Leader  Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health Information Technology. Foley, Brian (PI) 04/02/2010 – 04/01/2012 Grant No: 1U24OC000113-01. $1130292. Northern Virginia Community College. Developing Competency Exam for Health Information Technology. Role: Co-Investigator –Task Leader, University of Pittsburgh.  State Health Research Advisory Council – SHRAC Research Translation Projects 2007 Department of Health, Western Australia. 2007 A$150000 Role: Primary-Investigator  G Ekamper Fund- Seeding Research Grant, University of Western Australia. 2007. A$ 9600. Role: Primary Investigator RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS & SCHOLARSHIPS RECIEVED  The Alvina King Post Doctoral Medical Research Fellowship, University of Western Australia. A$50000, April 2007.  The COETF Awards, Canadian Association of Optometrists, Canadian Optometric Education Trust Fund. C$1000 Ottawa, Canada, April 2006.  Whitfeld Fellowship, University of Western Australia, A$10,000. Jan 2006.  Dr. Jack Hoffman Scholarship, Lions Save Sight Foundation, A$23000. Australia, 2004.  International Post Graduate Research Scholarship (IPRS), A$54000 Government of Australia 2003.  University Postgraduate Award (UPA- IS), A$1200 University of Western Australia, 2003. CONSULTANCY 2015- Consultant for TACIR (Tennessee Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations) to understand what internet connectivity is necessary for providing quality health care services, and in particular telemedicine services, throughout Tennessee especially in its more rural communities. 2015- NIH Special Emphasis Panel Reviewer

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

 

  • American Telemedicine Association (ATA)
  • American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)
  • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)
  • Project Management Institute (PMI, Memphis Chapter)

HONORS & AWARDS

 

  • Excellence in Teaching Award 2016. Student Government Association Executive Council (SGAEC), College of Graduate Health Science, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN. May, 2016.
  • Excellence in Teaching Award 2014. Student Government Association Executive Council (SGAEC), College of Health Professions, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN. April, 2014.
  • Faculty Advisor 2013. Certificate of Excellence- For Outstanding Performance in the Interprofessional Effort to Address the Healthcare Needs of Teenagers in the Community. University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN. March, 2013.
  • 116th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Ophthalmological Society Travel Award, Tokyo Japan, April 2012
  • National Eye Institute (NEI) U.S & Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) -Travel Grant to attend Asia-ARVO2011, Singapore. USA, January 2011
  • Bruce Baker Education Travel Award, University of Pittsburgh, USA, February 2010.
  • Raine Medical Research Prize, Raine Medical Research Foundation. Western Australia, December 2006
  • Fourth Asian Conference on Vision Travel Award. Tokyo Institute of Technology Japan. Matsue, Japan, August, 2006
  • All Japan Optometric and Optical Association- APOC Fellowship. Awarded at 15th Asia-Pacific Optometric Congress. Tokyo, 2005
  • Premier’s Australia Day Award for the active citizen. Perth, WA. Jan 2005
  • Young Inventors Award 2004 – Jury & audience choice by HP computers & the Asian Wall Street Journal. Singapore, Jan2005
  • Matilda Award for excellence and outstanding achievement in cultural pursuits at state, national and international level. Perth, Australia. September 2004
  • American Academy of Optometry- VISTAKON Fellowship 2004. Awarded at AAO Global and Pacific Rim meet at Honolulu, Hawaii, USA April 2004
  • University of Western Australia (UWA) Post Graduate Student International Research Travel Award- March 2004
  • University of Western Australia Postgraduate Student Association (PSA) International Research Travel Award – October 2003

 

INVITED PRESENTATIONS

 

  • The Saudi American Healthcare Forum .Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. April, 2016.
  • The Saudi International Healthcare Forum.  Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. March, 2016.

 

  • “e-dentistry and teledentistry applications: International perspectives” . Panel Discussion. 2015 IADR/AADR/CADR General Session & Exhibition. Boston, MA. March, 2015
  • “Optometry Informatics”. EIVOC 2015. ESO International Vision Science and Optometry Conference. 3-16 August 2015, Chennai, India.
  • ‘Health Informatics, e-heath and Telemedicine in Optometry’. Trinidad and Tobago Optometrist Association Conference Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies. October 11 to 13, 2013
  • ‘Assessing the value of an academic mission relative to the demands of cost effective patient care delivery’ APAO-AIOS 2013. The 28th Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology Congress,Hyderabad,India.January 2013 http://www.apaoindia2013.org/
  • ‘Prevention of Blindness: Emerging Role of Health Information Technology -Issues and Challenges’-DYUTI 2013, International Conference on Global Public Health and Social Work; Kerala, India, January 2013 www.dyuti.in/dyuti-2013
  • ‘Telemedicine Technologies and Services towards Prevention of Blindness: Practice Exemplars from Three Continents’.  IV Jornadas sobre Tecnologia e Saúde (Conference on Health and Technology) The Polytechnic Institute of Guarda, Portugal. April 2011

Refereed Journal Publications:

 Refereed Journal Publications:

  • McNeil T, Kumar S. User Acceptance of Neurology Telemedicine Technology in the Emergency Department. Journal of Health & Medical Informatics. (Submitted- April 2016)
  • Daniel SJ, Kumar S. Comparison of Dental Hygienists and Dentists Clinical and Teledentistry Identification of Dental Caries in Children. International Journal of Dental Research. (Submitted- April 2016)
  • Hines T, Kumar S. Certified Electronic Health Records and Quality of Health Care in Type II Diabetes Mellitus Patients. Journal of Bioinformatics and Diabetes (Accepted-April 2016)
  •  Kumar S, Harrison I. Electronic Health Record Effectiveness and Behavioral Health Providers. Health Informatics International Journal (HIIJ) ( Submitted-December2015)
  • Cheema S, Kumar S. Video Visits: Patient Satisfaction and Quality of Virtual Medical Care. International Journal for Research in Health Sciences and Nursing. Vol 2 Issue 2, 3-12February 2016.
  • Oliver C, Kumar S. Biometric Technology towards Prevention of Medical Identity Theft: Physicians’ Perceptions. Health Informatics International Journal (HIIJ) Vol.5, No.1, 11-24, February 2016. DOI: 10.5121/hiij.2016.5102
  • Dickerson C, Kumar S. Quality and Readability of Online Patient Education Information for Childhood Depression and Parents Comprehension. Journal of Health & Medical Informatics. 2016, 7:1. 214. doi:10.4172/2157-7420.1000214
  • Kumar S, Cooper J. Evaluating the Effectiveness of Current Types of Patient Portal Education Efforts. Health Informatics International Journal (HIIJ) Vol.4, No.3/4, 2-14, November 2015
  •  Kumar S, Weaver V. Impact of Health Informatics Technology on the Implementation of a Modified Early Warning Score (MEWS). Health Informatics International Journal (HIIJ) Vol.4, No.3/4, 27-37, November 2015
  • Kumar S, Pedigo AL.  Health Informatics Integrated System Post-Implementation Evaluation. Global Journal of Medical Research. K Volume 15 Issue 3 Version 1.0, 1-37, May 2015
  • Kumar S. Data and Edits in Healthcare Information Management. Global Journal of Medical Research. K Volume 15 Issue 2 Version 1.0 March 2015

§  Daniel SJ, Kumar S. Teledentistry: A Key Component in Access to Care, The Journal of Evidence-Based Dental Practice (2014), doi: 10.1016/j.jebdp.2014.02.008.

§  Rosenberg S, Kumar S, Williams N J. Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Medication and Dental Caries in Children: A Critical Analysis. Journal of Dental Hygiene. Vol 88(6). Pages 342-347. December 2014.

§  Kumar S, Wu L, Reynolds R. Embedded Librarian within an Online Health Informatics Graduate Research Course: A Case Study. Medical Reference Services Quarterly. 33(1) 51-59 Jan 2014. DOI:10.1080/02763869.2014.866485

§  Daniel SJ, Wu L, Kumar S. Teledentistry:  A Systematic Review of Clinical Outcomes, Utilization and Costs. Journal of Dental Hygiene.  Vol 87. (6) 359-366.  December 2013

§  Kumar S, Venable E.J.  Model Approach towards Incorporating Informatics into Optometry Curriculum.  Optometric Education. Volume 39, Number 2 / Winter/Spring 2014

§  Kumar S, Reynolds R, Williams N J, Dental Informatics in Oral Care. CE Course. Dimensions of Dental Hygiene. July 2013 .Vol 11(6); 52-56.

§  Kumar S, Merchant S, Reynolds R. Tele-ICU: Efficacy and Cost-Effectiveness Approach of Remotely Managing the Critical Care. Perspectives in Health Information Management, Spring 2013, Vol (1), 1-14

§  Kumar S, Wang EH, Noecker RJ. Teleophthalmology Assessment of Diabetic Retinopathy Fundus Images: Smartphone versus Standard Office Computer Workstation. Telemedicine and e-health vol. 2012 Mar;18 (2)  DOI: 10.1089/tmj.2011.0089

§ Kumar S, Giubilato A, Morgan W, Barry C. Rural and Remote Glaucoma screening: An Analysis of Conventional and telemedicine-friendly Devices. Journal of Ophthalmic Photography. 2010; 33(1):17-21.

§  Kumar S, Yogesan K, Constable IJ. Telemedical Diagnosis of Anterior Segment Eye Diseases: Validation of Digital Slit-lamp Still Images. Nature-Eye. 2009; 23(3):652-60.

§  Kumar S, Bulsara M, Constable IJ. Automated Determination of Distance Visual Acuity: Towards Teleophthalmology Services. Clinical Experimental Optometry. 2008; 91(6):545-50.

§  Kumar S, Giubilato A, Morgan W, Jitskaia L, Barry C, Bulsara M, Constable IJ. Glaucoma screening: analysis of conventional and telemedicine-friendly devices. Clinical Experimental Ophthalmology. 2008; 35(3):237-243.

§  Kumar S, Hudson B, Mei-Ling TK, Constable IJ, Yogesan K. Emergency Eye Care in Rural Australia: Role of Internet. Nature-Eye. 2007; 20(12):1342-4.

§  Yogesan K, Kumar S, Mei-Ling TK, Constable IJ. Evaluation of Internet-based Eye Care Delivery, Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare.2007; 12 (3): 103-104.

§  Kumar S, Catherine M, Mei-Ling TK, Morgan W, Bulsara M, Guibilato A, Constable IJ, Yogesan K. Telemedicine friendly, portable tonometers: An evaluation for intra ocular pressure screening. Clinical Experimental Ophthalmology. 2006; 34 (7), 666-670.

§  Kumar S. Nanophthalmology: new frontier in fighting blindness? Nature-Eye. 2006; 20(12):1455-6.

§  Kumar S, Mei-Ling TK, Chavis F, Constable IJ, Yogesan K. Remote ophthalmology services:  Cost comparison of telemedicine and alternate scenarios Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare 2006; 12: 19–22.

§  Kumar S, Yogesan K. Internet- based Eye Care: Vision 2020. Lancet. Vol. 366, Issue 9493, 2005, Pages 1244-1245.

§  Kumar S, Mei-Ling TK, Constable IJ, Yogesan K. Internet based ophthalmology service: Impact Assessment. British Journal of Ophthalmology. 2005;89(10):1382-3

§  Kumar S, Yogesan K, Constable IJ. Reimbursement for Internet-based Eye Care: How long should we wait? British Journal of Ophthalmology. 2005;89(10):1234-5

§  Kumar S, Yogesan K, Constable IJ. Should telemedicine in eye care be funded in Australia?  Medical Journal of Australia MJA 2004; 181 (10): 583.

§  Kumar S, Yogesan K. Teleophthalmology: Is it Cost-beneficial? Asia-Pacific Journal of Ophthalmology 2004: 16 (1): 9-12.

§  Kumar S, Yogesan K, Constable IJ. Tele-ophthalmology in India. Is it here to stay? Indian Journal of Ophthalmology. 2003: 51 (4) 295-296.

 

Refereed Conference Proceedings (Publications):

·         Kumar S, Daniel SJ. Access to Care: Evaluation of Teledentistry. Journal of Dental Research Oct 2013

·         Kumar S, Wu L, Reynolds R. Inter Professional Education: Health Informatics Management Online Research Course And Embedded Librarian. Journal of Allied Health Dec 2013

·         Kumar S. Model Approaches to Incorporate Telemedicine into the Graduate Curriculum. Telemedicine and e-Health. May 2012, 18(4): A-1-A-146. doi:10.1089/tmj.2012.9994.

·      Kumar S, Noecker RJ, Wang EH. Smartphones in Ophthalmology Practice: Screening for Blinding Diseases. Telemedicine and e-Health.2011. 17 (4)   A-71 DOI: 10.1089/tmj.2011.9993

·      Schein RM, McCue M, Sporner ML, Kumar S, Parmanto B, Hartman L. Exploring A Telerehabilitation Uniform Data System. RESNA Conference, 2011.

http://web.resna.org/conference/proceedings/2011/RESNA_ICTA/schein-69352.pdf

·      Kumar S, McCue M, Parmanto B, Schein R, Hartman L, Saptono A. Investigating an Uniform Data System for Telerehabilitation. Telemedicine and e-Health. 2011. 17 (4)  A-89 DOI: 10.1089/tmj.2011.9993

·      Hartman L, Kumar S, McCue M, Parmanto B, Schein R, Saptono A. Visualizing the Telerehabilitation Literature. Telemedicine and e-Health. 2011. 17 (4)   A-91 DOI: 10.1089/tmj.2011.9993

·      Kumar S, Constable IJ, Yogesan K. Celestial and Terrestrial Vision Care: Innovations in Telemedicine Based Vision Care. Vision. Vol.18, 2006, page 79-80, 2006.

·      Kumar S, Yogesan K, Hudson B, Mei-Ling TK, Constable IJ. Patient Perspective of Internet Based Eye Care Service Journal of Telemedicine and e-Health. 2005;11 (2):228.

·      Kumar S, Yogesan K, McDonald S, Dao F, Constable IJ.  Development of web-based visual function screening tests. Journal of Telemedicine and e-Health. 2005; 11(2):251.

·      Yogesan K, Kumar S, Constable IJ: Tele-Glaucoma: Use of Digital Devices and Web-based System for Screening and Detection of Glaucoma. Journal of Telemedicine and e-Health 2004: 10 (S1): S45.

·      Yogesan K, Mei-Ling TK, Kumar S: Specialist Eye Care Delivery Using a Secure Web-based System in Rural Western Australia. Journal of Telemedicine and e-Health 2004: 10 (S1): S68.

·      Kumar S, Yogesan K, Constable IJ: Teleophthalmology- A Western Australian Experience. Journal of Telemedicine and e-Health 2004: 10 (S1): S32-S33.

Book Publications

 §   Kumar S (2014). Teledentistry, Springer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-319-08972-0

§   Kumar S, Cohn E (2013). Telerehabilitation, Springer-Verlag. ISBN 978-1-4471-4197-6

§   Kumar S, Snooks H (2011). Telenursing, Springer-Verlag. ISBN 978-0-85729-528-6

§   Kumar S, Dunn B (2009). Telepathology, Springer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-540-85785-3

§   Kumar S, Krupinski E (2008). Teleradiology, Springer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-540-78870-6.

§   Kumar S, Marescaux J (2007). Telesurgery, Springer-Verlag.  ISBN 978-3-540-72998-3.

§   Kumar S, Goldschmidt L, Cuadros J (2006). Teleophthalmology, Springer-Verlag.  ISBN 3-540-20512-8.

COMMITTEES AND OFFICES HELD

 Department of Health Informatics & Information Management, UTHSC-Memphis, TN

Program Advisory Committee                                                                                                 2012‑

Admissions Committee                                                                                                                2012‑

Faculty Search Committee                                                                                                         2014-

 

College of Health Professions, UTHSC, Memphis, TN

Research and Economic Development Committee                                                        2012-

Committee for Assessment of Faculty Duties and Responsibilities                         2013-

Master of Dental Hygiene (MDH) Admission Committee                                             2012-

Vision Mission Statement Committee                                                                                   2013

CAHS Renaming Committee                                                                                                      2013

Search Committee, Clinical Coordinator,

Department of Physician Assistant Studies (PA)                                             2012-

Research and Economic Development Sub-Committee                                               2012-

 

University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN

UTHSC -Institutional Grant Review Committee (IGRC)                                              2016-

(approved by the VC for Research)

 

Graduate Studies Council, College of Graduate Health Science                                    2014-

 

Executive Council of Institute for Health Outcomes & Policy (IHOP)             2014-

 

UTHSC-ORNL Center for Biomedical Informatics Governance Committee         2014-

Chair- Educational Technology and Instructional Services subcommittee         2014-

Chief Information Office- Advisory Committee                                                                               2013-

Institute of Health Outcomes and Policy (IHOP) Research Director

Search Committee                                                                                                                          2013-

Faculty Senate                                                                                                                                  2013-

Committee on Computing                                                                                                          2013-

Training in Grantsmanship for Rehabilitation Research (TIGRR) Conference   2013-

Inter-Professional Education Advisory Committee                                                       2012-

Committee for Assessment of Faculty Duties and Responsibilities                         2012-   

 

University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Scholarship Reviewer- SHRS Research Development Fund                                        2009-2011

Preprofessional Health Committee, University of Pittsburgh                                    2009-2011

Graduate Research Faculty, University of Pittsburgh                                                    2010-2011

Graduate Student Group- ANKUR, University of Pittsburgh                                       2010-2011

 Faculty Associate Program, University of Pittsburgh                                                   2009-2011

Inter Professional Group, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences               2009-2011

 

American Telemedicine Association (ATA)

Special Interest Group Leader, m-Health International                                                  2012-

                                                 

American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)

Global Health Workforce Council (GHWC)                                                                         2013-

AHIMA - DoC International Student Recruitment Committee                    2013-

Council for Excellence in Education (CEE)                                                                         2013-

Research & Periodical work group                                                                                         2013-

ROI Copy Fee Project                                                                                                                    2013-

Scholarship Reviewer- AHIMA Foundation Scholarship Committee                      2009-2011

 

Office of the National Coordinator (ONC)

Health Information Technology Federal Advisory Committee (HIT-FACA)

 Working group. http://onc-faca.altaruminstitute.net/                `                                               2013-

 

Current Teaching

 

  • MHIIM 600- Information Technology and Systems (Graduate, Online Course, 3 Credits)
  • MHIIM 608- Knowledge Management(Graduate, Online Course, 3 Credits)
  • MHIIM 609- Concepts of Research Methodology (Graduate, Online Course, 3 Credits)
  • MHIIM 610- Issues in Health Information Technology (Graduate, Online Course, 2 Credits)
  • MHIM 611 & 612- Thesis/ Research Project (Graduate, Online Course, 3 Credits)
  • MHIIM 600- Information Technology and Systems (Graduate, Online Course, 3 Credits)
  • MHIIM 552-Research and Statistics(Graduate, Online Course, 3 Credits)
  • MDH 602 – Introduction to Research for the Health Professional (Graduate, Online Course, 3 Credits)
  • MCP 494- Principles of Research(Graduate, Online & Face- to -Face Course, 1 Credit)
  • PAS 572- Critical Appraisal of Research(Graduate, Face- to -Face Course, 2 Credit) 

ORGANIZATIONAL & PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

 

  • Member, International Conference Organizing Committee. ICDNAGET 2017 : 19th International Conference on DNA, Genome Engineering and Technology. Amsterdam, The Netherlands. May 14 - 15, 2017. https://www.waset.org/conference/2017/05/amsterdam/ICDNAGET/committees
  • Member, International Conference Organizing Committee. ICDH 2017 : 19th International Conference on Digital Healthcare. London, United Kingdom

February 16 - 17, 2017. https://www.waset.org/conference/2017/02/london/ICDH/committees

  • Member, Organizing Committee. International Conference and Exhibition on Neuro Informatics. September 26-27, 2016 at Valencia, Spain. http://neuroinformatics.conferenceseries.com/
  •  Member, Organizing Committee. 7th Global Dentists and Pediatric Dentistry Annual meeting. March 31- April 1, 2016 Valencia, Spain. http://annualmeeting.conferenceseries.com/dentists/organizing-committee.php
  • Program Committee (PC) Member of the 2016 International Work-Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedical Engineering (IWBBIO 2016) April, 2016. Granada (SPAIN).http://iwbbio.ugr.es
  • Member, Technical Program Committee: The Eighth International Conference on eHealth, Telemedicine, and Social Medicine, DigitalWorld 2016, April 24 - 28, 2016 - Venice, Italy.
  • http://www.iaria.org/conferences2016/eTELEMED16.html
  • Program Committee - 2015 International Conference on Informatics, Control and Automation (ICA2015) July 26-27, 2015, Phukey, Thailand. http://www.ica2015.org/
  • Advisor, University of Memphis Biomedical Engineering External Advisory Committee, April 2015
  • Scientific Sessions Judge:   2014 Postdoc Research Day. The College of Graduate Health Sciences. Student alumni Center, Memphis, TN. December 2014

 

  • Member, International Conference Committee. ICTM 2015: International Conference on Translational Medicine. July 20-21, 2015 Paris, France. http://www.waset.org/conference/2015/07/Paris/ICTM/committees
  • Program Committee (PC) Member of the 2015 International Work-Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedical Engineering (IWBBIO 2015) 15-17 April, 2014. Granada (SPAIN).http://iwbbio.ugr.es
  • Member, Technical Program Committee: The Seventh International Conference on eHealth, Telemedicine, and Social Medicine, eTELEMED 2015, February 22 - 27, 2015 - Lisbon, Portugal

 http://www.iaria.org/conferences2015/ComeTELEMED15.html

  • Program Committee - International Conference on BioMedical Engineering and Informatics (BMEI) 2014. 14-16 October 2014, Dalian, China.

 http://cisp-bmei.lntu.edu.cn/

  • Program Committee - International Workshop on Artificial Intelligence in Medical Applications (AIMA''15) Federated Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems. Lodz, Poland, on September 13 - 16, 2015. http://fedcsis.org/aima
  • Program Committee - International Workshop on Artificial Intelligence in Medical Applications (AIMA''14) Federated Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems. Warsaw, Poland, on September 7- 10, 2014. http://fedcsis.org/aima
  • Member, Technical Program Committee: The Sixth International Conference on eHealth, Telemedicine, and Social Medicine, eTELEMED 2014, March 23 - 27, 2014 - Barcelona, Spain http://www.iaria.org/conferences2014/ComeTELEMED14.html
  • Program Committee (PC) Member of the 2014 International Conference on Emergency Medicine, Dubai, UAE, November 25-26, 2014. http://waset.org/conference/2014/11/Dubai/ICEM/committees
  • International Conference Committee. International Conference on Telemedicine and Clinical Practices (ICTCP 2014). October 18-19, 2014. Dubai, UAE

http://www.waset.org/conference/2014/10/dubai/ICTCP/committees

  • Program Committee (PC) Member of the 2014 International Work-Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedical Engineering (IWBBIO 2014) 7-9 April, 2014. Granada (SPAIN).http://iwbbio.ugr.es
  • Program Committee -The Second Workshop on AI-supported Education for Computer Science (AIEDCS) held at ITS 2014. June 5-9, Honolulu, HI, USA https://sites.google.com/site/aiedcs2014/home/program-committee
  • Program Committee - All Together Better Health VII (ATBH7) The 7th International Conference on Interprofessional Practice and Education. June 2014.Pittsburgh, PA, USA. http://atbh7.pitt.edu
  • Scientific Sessions Judge:  Annual Graduate Research Day poster presentations. The College of Graduate Health Sciences, Committee: Prof. Isaac Donkor. GEB Plaza, Memphis, TN. April 2014
  • Program Committee - 2013 6th International Congress on Image and Signal Processing (CISP 2013) / 2013 6th International Conference on BioMedical Engineering and Informatics (BMEI 2013). 16-18 December 2013, in Hangzhou, China .  http://cispbmei2013.hznu.edu.cn/
  • Member, Master of Dental Hygiene (MDH) Admission Committee, UTHSC, 2013
  • Member, Master of Dental Hygiene (MDH)  Week, August 2013, UTHSC
  • Scientific Sessions Judge:  DH 538 Community Dental Health Practicum Projects, Department of Dental Hygiene, UTHSC, May 7, 2013.
  • Program Committee -The First Workshop on AI-supported Education for Computer Science (AIEDCS) held at AIED 2013. July 9 - July 13, Memphis, Tennessee, USA https://sites.google.com/site/aiedcs2013/program-committee
  • Program Committee for the Workshop on Artificial Intelligence in Medical Applications AIMA’2013. Federated Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems. Krakow, Poland, on September 8 - 11, 2013. http://fedcsis.org/aima
  • FACA workgroup membership- Office of the National Coordinator’s (ONC) Health Information Technology Federal Advisory Committee (HIT-FACA) working group. http://onc-faca.altaruminstitute.net/
  • Scientific Sessions Judge:  Annual Graduate Research Day poster presentations. The College of Graduate Health Sciences, Committee: Prof. Isaac Donkor. Madison Plaza, Memphis, TN. April 2013
  • Scientific Sessions Judge:  Student Research Day & Table Clinics University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, February 2013,Memphis,TN
  • Member- Scientific Program Committee: ICHIHIM 2014 : International Conference on Health Informatics and Health Information Management,Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, March 14-15, 2014 https://www.waset.org/conferences/2014/brazil/ichihim/index.php
  • Member- Council for Excellence in Education-Research and Periodicals Workgroup- American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) (2012- Present)
  • Scientific Sessions Judge: 18th Hinman Student Research Symposium, UTHSC& Hinman Dental Society. October 26-28, 2012. Memphis, TN. http://www.uthsc.edu/dentistry/Hinman/
  • Member, Technical Program Committee: The Fifth International Conference on eHealth, Telemedicine, and Social Medicine, eTELEMED 2013, February 24 - March 1, 2013 - Nice, France. http://www.iaria.org/conferences2013/ComeTELEMED13.html

§  Member, Technical Program Committee: International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Telecommunication Standardization Bureau 5th Kaleidoscope Conference, Kyoto, Japan, April 2013 http://www.itu.int/ITU-T/uni/kaleidoscope/2013/

§  Member, Program Committee: CISP''12-BMEI''12,16-18 Oct 2012, Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications.CQUPT, Chongqing, China

http://cisp-bmei.cqupt.edu.cn/program_committees.htm 

§  Member, Program Committee: Federated Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems, Wrocław, Poland, September, 2012 http://www.fedcsis.org/aima/committee

§  Course Director:  International Teleophthalmology Symposium, The University of Pittsburgh, October,2009

§  Course Director: DoD-Vision Research Workshop- with TATRC, U.S. Army Medical Research & Materiel Command-May, 2009 Pittsburgh.

§  Scholarship Reviewer- AHIMA Foundation Scholarship Committee, American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) (2009,2010)

§  Scholarship Reviewer- SHRS Research Development Fund, University of Pittsburgh

§  Course Director:  eHT2007, e-Health and Telemedicine Workshop, University of Western Australia (2007) http://www.centreforehealth.org.au/__data/page/4888/eHT_2007_Program.pdf

§  Course Director:  Medical Informatics & Telemedicine Course, University of Western Australia (2006) http://www.centreforehealth.org.au/__data/page/4888/eHT_2006_program.pdf

Journal Editor/Reviewer

 

  • American Journal of Ophthalmology 2008-2012
  • Educational Perspectives in Health Informatics and Information Management 2012-
  • Journal of Clinical Research and Ophthalmology 2014-
  • International Journal of Dermatology 2010-2013
  • International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 2014-
  • International Journal of PathoInformatics 2009-2012
  • Journal of Dental Hygiene 2014-
  • Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology- Telemedicine Section Editor 2011-
  • Journal of Health & Medical Informatics- Editorial Board Member 2013-
  • Journal of Telemedicine and e-Health  2007-
  • Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare 2008-
  • New England Journal of Medicine 2008- 2012
  • Ophthalmology 2008-2013
  • Perspectives in Health Information Management 2012-

REFEREED CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS – National & International (Poster)

 

  • ''Video Visits:  A closer look at patient satisfaction and quality of virtual medical care'' Cheema S, Kumar S. 88th Annual AHIMA Convention and Exhibit, Baltimore, MD October, 2016. (e-Poster)
  • ‘Does Maintaining A Personal Health Record (Phr) Promote Healthier Patient Outcomes? Payne B, Kumar S. 88th Annual AHIMA Convention and Exhibit, Baltimore, MD October, 2016. (e-Poster)
  • ‘Social Networking Patterns and Attitudes towards Patient Privacy’- Davison F., Kumar S. 88th Annual AHIMA Convention and Exhibit, Baltimore, MD October, 2016. (e-Poster)
  • ‘The Impact of CIWA-AR Tool on Healthcare Professionals’- Tinsley L, Kumar S. 88th Annual AHIMA Convention and Exhibit, Baltimore, MD October, 2016. (e-Poster)
  • ‘Health Literacy Improves Health Outcomes’. Cook R, Kumar S. 88th Annual AHIMA Convention and Exhibit, Baltimore, MD October, 2016. (e-Poster)
  • ‘Using Certified Electronic Health Records to Improve Compliance and Quality of Care in Type II Diabetes Mellitus Patients’.  Hines T, Kumar S. 88th Annual AHIMA Convention and Exhibit, Baltimore, MD October, 2016. (e-Poster)
  • “The Impact of EHR Usability Issues on the Perceived Efficiency of Non-Clinical Hospital-Based EHR Users” Ocean N, Kumar S. HIMSS, Las Vegas, March 2016
  • “The Impact of ICD-10 Implementation on Hospital Providers” Johnson G, Kumar S. Greater Atlanta Health Information Management Association (GAHIMA) DeKalb Medical Center, Atlanta, GA. March 27, 2015.
  • “Meaningful Use:  Electronic Clinical Quality Measure Reporting” Denzel R, Kumar S. Michigan Health Information Management Association Annual Meeting, May 14, 2015.
  • “Meaningful Use – Is It Worth It?” Callahan K, Kumar S. Maryland Health Information Management Association (MdHIMA) Annual Meeting, Mt Washington Pediatrics Hospital November 16, 2014.
  •  “Integrated System Post-Implementation Evaluation and Use Assessment”. Pedigo A, Kumar S. American Nursing Informatics association Annual Conference 2015.  Philadelphia, PA.  April 23-25, 2015
  • “Job Security in the Field of Health Information”. Ikponmwosa D, Kumar S. Tennessee Health Informatics Management association Annual Meeting2015, Gatlinburg, TN. March 2015
  • “Quality of Cancer Registry Data” Richardson A, Kumar S. 87th Annual AHIMA Convention and Exhibit, 2015
  • ‘The Impact of the Electronic Medical Record on Health Information Management Staff in Two Southeastern States’. Bradley B, Kumar S. 86th Annual AHIMA Convention & Exhibit, San Diego, 2014
  • ‘Inter Professional Education:  What Does Health Informatics Management, Dental Hygiene And Optometry Has In Common?’ Kumar S, Venable J, Daniel S,   Reynolds R. The 7th International Conference on Interprofessional Practice and Education. All Together Better Health VII (ATBH) Pittsburgh, PA, USA. 6-8 June 2014
  • ‘Correctional Telemedicine: Is it Beneficial for Female Inmates?’. Oliver C, Reynolds R, Kumar S. 86th Annual AHIMA Convention & Exhibit, San Diego, 2014
  •  ‘Admission Requirements for Associate of Science (A.S.) or Applied Associate of Science (A.A.S.) Degree Dental Hygiene Programs:  Implications for Admission Committees’ Acree L, Williams NJ, Kumar S. 2014 Center for Lifelong Learning (CLL), 91st  American Dental Hygiene Association Annual Meeting (ADHA), Las Vegas , June 18-24, 2014.
  •  ‘Creative Strategies in Distance Learning: Research Training with Embedded Librarian’

Kumar S, Reynolds R, Wu L. United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) National Conference, May 2014, St. Louis, MO

§   ‘Teledentistry: Clinical Outcomes, Utilization and Costs’ American Telemedicine Association International Meeting, Austin, Texas, May, 2013

  •  ‘Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Medication and Dental Caries in Children: A Critical Analysis’. Rosenberg S, Williams N , Kumar S, 6th Annual Pediatric Research Day , The Children’s Foundation Research Institute, Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee. November 20, 2013
  • ‘Best Practices in Distance Learning: Graduate Research Training with Embedded Librarian’. Kumar S, Reynolds R. Mid-South Distance Learning Conference, Memphis, TN October 23-26, 2013
  • ‘Access to Care: Evaluation of Teledentistry’. 10th World Congress on Preventive Dentistry. Budapest Congress Center in Budapest, Hungary. October 9-12, 2013
  • ‘Inter Professional Education: Health Informatics Management Online Research Course And Embedded Librarian’ The Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions (ASAHP) 2013 Annual Conference. Orlando, FL, October , 2013

§    ‘Teleophthalmology Assessment of Diabetic Retinopathy Fundus Photos Evaluated Using an iPhone Handset Versus A standard Office Work Station’. American Academy of Ophthalmology, Chicago, USA, October,2010

§     ‘Development of an Uniform Data System Towards Telerehabilitation Policy’. American Telemedicine Association International Meeting, Tampa, Florida, May, 2011

  • ‘What Do Universities Need to Teach to Develop 21st Century Telerehabilitation Practitioners?’ American Telemedicine Association, 15th Annual International Meeting and Exposition, San Antonio, Texas, USA May, 2010.

REFEREED CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS – National & International (Paper)

 

  • ‘Social Networking Patterns and Attitudes towards Patient Privacy’. Davison F, Kumar S. Association of Academic Health Centers (AAHC) 2016 Global Issues Forum. April 18-19, 2016 in Washington, DC.
  • ‘Using Certified Electronic Health Records to Improve Compliance and Quality of Care in Type II Diabetes Mellitus Patients’ Hines T, Kumar S. Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Geriatrics Society (AGS). May 19 – 21 , 2016. Long Beach, CA. 
  • ‘InterProfessional Education- What Does Health Informatics Management, Optometry and Dental Hygiene Has In Common?’ Faculty Development Institute and Assembly on Education (AoE) Symposium. American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) Dallas, TX, July 2015
  • ‘Meaningful Use – Is It Worth It?’ Callahan K, Kumar S. Maryland Health Information Management Association (MdHIMA) Annual Meeting, Mt Washington Pediatrics Hospital November 16, 2014.
  •  ‘Going Inter-Professional: Collaborations & Conceptualizations- Perspective from HIIM Education Providers’- Faculty Development Institute and Assembly on Education (AoE) Symposium. American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) Chicago, IL, July 2014 (Accepted)
  • ‘Electronic Health Record Documentation: Is it an accurate indicator of quality of care for mechanically ventilated patients?’ Powel D. J, Kumar S, Reynolds R.  Arkansas Nurses Association (ARNA) Annual Convention, October 2014  (Accepted)
  •  ‘Attention Deficient Disorder Hyperactivity and Childhood Caries: A Critical Analysis’  Rosenberg S, Williams NJ, Kumar S. AADR/CADR Annual Meeting, Charlotte Convention Center, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA. March 19-22, 2014.
  •  ‘Teledentistry: Presence of Permanent Molars and Prevalence of Dental Caries’. Daniel S, Kumar S. AADR/CADR Annual Meeting, Charlotte Convention Center, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA. March 19-22, 2014.
  •  ‘Electronic Health Record:  The Legal Issues’. Jackson H, Reynolds R, Kumar S.  64th North Carolina Health Information Management Association (NCHIMA) Annual Meeting, Greensboro, NC April 15-17, 2014.
  • ‘m-Health in Dentistry: The use of Smartphones in Oral Care’. Daniel S, Kumar S. 2014 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition, San Antonio, Texas, March 15-18, 2014
  •  ‘Embedded Librarian within Health Informatics Graduate Research Course: An Analysis’. Faculty Development Institute and Assembly on Education (AoE) Symposium. American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) Baltimore, MD, July 2013
  •  ‘Interprofessional Education at Schools of Allied Health Professions: Role of Health Informatics Management’. The Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions (ASAHP)2012 Annual Conference, Orlando, FL, October , 2012
  • ‘Model Approaches to Incorporate Telemedicine into the Graduate Curriculum’

17th Annual International Meeting and Exposition, ATA, San Jose, CA. May 2012.

  •  ‘Smartphones and Teleophthalmology Assessment of Diabetic Retinopathy’. The 116th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Ophthalmological Society. Tokyo Japan, April 2012.
  •  ‘Integrating Telemedicine into the Health Information Management’. Faculty Development Institute and Assembly on Education (AoE) Symposium. American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) San Antonio, Texas. July 2011
  •  ‘Exploring a Telerehabilitation Uniform Data System’. RESNA/ICTA Workshop , Festival of International Conferences on Caregiving, Disability, Aging and Technology - FICCDAT 2011, Toronto, Canada, June 2011

§ ‘Visualizing the Telerehabilitation Literature’ American Telemedicine Association International Meeting, Tampa, Florida, May, 2011

§ ‘Smartphones in Ophthalmology Practice: Assessment of Diabetic Retinopathy’ Asia- ARVO 2011,Singapore, January, 2011

§  ‘Internet-based Diagnosis of Blinding Eye Diseases’. 14th Deafblind International World Conference. Perth, Western Australia, September 2007.

§  ‘Internet- based Eye Care: Impact on Health Service Utilization’ Medical Research Week-The Australian Society for Medical Research (ASMR), Perth, Western Australia, June 2007.

§  ‘Innovations in Teleophthalmology’ The First Asia-ARVO meeting, Singapore, March 2007.

§  ‘Celestial and Terrestrial Vision Care: Innovations in Telemedicine Based Vision Care’. The Fourth Asian Conference on Vision (ACV), Matsue, Japan, August 2006.

§  ‘Telemedicine based Eye Care in Western Australia’ Rural e-Health Forum. Geraldton, Western Australia, May, 2006.

§  ‘Teleophthalmology in Asia-Pacific: Is it here to Stay?’ at 15th Asia-Pacific Optometric Congress. Tokyo, Japan.  September, 2005.

§  ‘Comprehensive Economic Evaluation of Tele-ophthalmology Service’. Joint Meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) and the European Society of Ophthalmology (SOE) New Orleans, USA, October 2005.

§  ‘Development of web-based visual function screening tests’ American Telemedicine Association (ATA) San Francisco, USA 2005.

§  ‘Teleoptometry- A Western Australian Experience’ American Academy of Optometry- Global –Pacific Rim Meet 2004. Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, April 2004.

§  ‘Barriers and Opportunities in Teleophthalmology’ Asia Pacific Congress of Ophthalmology –Bangkok, Thailand, November 2003.

INTERESTS & COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

 §  Vice-president- Lions Club International, Germantown, TN.(2013 March-Present)

§  Member, Project Management Institute, local chapter, Memphis TN. (2012-Present)

§  Member, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) (2012-Present)

§  CPR and AED Certification from American Heart Association(2012-Present)

§  Voluntary service at the University of Pittsburgh  SHRS Phone-a-thon (2010)

§  Voluntary social service to the poor, needy and senior citizens homes with Ministry of Community Development and Charity organizations in Singapore. 

§  Traveling, meeting people of varied backgrounds and reading.  Traveled throughout South East Asia, Middle East, Australia, North America and Europe.  

§  Drama and Dance. Won several prizes in Dance and Drama competitions. 

§  Elocution, Essay writing, and General Knowledge (Quiz) competitions.

§  Actively organized and participated in Human Values Educational programs.

§  Actively organized Blood donation and Eye Donation Campaigns.

§  Supporter for environmental conservation issues. Invited to speak on sustainable resource management and drinking water projects at various venues including Engineering Australia, Water Corporation Australia, Clubs and Societies in Canada, India, Seychelles and Netherlands.  

Current CV

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Publications

  1.  Cheema S, Kumar S. Video Visits: Patient Satisfaction and Quality of Virtual Medical Care.. International Journal for Research in Health Sciences and Nursing, 2 (2), 3-12, 2016.
  2.  Dickerson C, Kumar S.. Quality and Readability of Online Patient Education Information for Childhood Depression and Parents Comprehension. Journal of Health & Medical Informatics., 7 (1), 3-8, 2016.
  3.  Oliver C, Kumar S. Biometric Technology towards Prevention of Medical Identity Theft: Physicians’ Perceptions.. Health Informatics International Journal, 5 (1), 11-24, 2016.
  4. Kumar S, Pedigo AL. Health Informatics Integrated System Post-Implementation Evaluation.. Global Journal of Medical Research, 15 (k), 1-23, 2015.
  5.  Kumar S, Cooper J.. Evaluating the Effectiveness of Current Types of Patient Portal Education Efforts.. Health Informatics International Journal, 4 (3), 2015.
  6. Daniel, SJ, Kumar, S. Teledentistry: a key component in access to care. J Evid Based Dent Pract, 14 Suppl, 201-8, 2014.
  7. Kumar, S, Wu, L, Reynolds, R. Embedded librarian within an online health informatics graduate research course: a case study. Med Ref Serv Q, 33 (1), 51-9, 2014.
  8. Daniel, SJ, Wu, L, Kumar, S. Teledentistry: a systematic review of clinical outcomes, utilization and costs. J Dent Hyg, 87 (6), 345-52, 2013.
  9. Kumar, S, Merchant, S, Reynolds, R. Tele-ICU: efficacy and cost-effectiveness of remotely managing critical care. Perspect Health Inf Manag, 10, 1f, 2013.
  10. Kumar, S, Wang, EH, Pokabla, MJ, Noecker, RJ. Teleophthalmology assessment of diabetic retinopathy fundus images: smartphone versus standard office computer workstation. Telemed J E Health, 18 (2), 158-62, 2012.
  11. Kumar, S, Bulsara, M, Yogesan, K. Automated determination of distance visual acuity: towards teleophthalmology services. Clin Exp Optom, 91 (6), 545-50, 2008.
  12. Kumar, S, Giubilato, A, Morgan, W, Jitskaia, L, Barry, C, Bulsara, M, Constable, IJ, Yogesan, K. Glaucoma screening: analysis of conventional and telemedicine-friendly devices. Clin Experiment Ophthalmol, 35 (3), 237-43, 2007.
  13. Kumar, S, Middlemiss, C, Bulsara, M, Guibilato, A, Morgan, W, Tay-Kearney, ML, Constable, IJ, Yogesan, K. Telemedicine-friendly, portable tonometers: an evaluation for intraocular pressure screening. Clin Experiment Ophthalmol, 34 (7), 666-70, 2006.
  14. Kumar, S, Tay-Kearney, ML, Chaves, F, Constable, IJ, Yogesan, K. Remote ophthalmology services: cost comparison of telemedicine and alternative service delivery options. J Telemed Telecare, 12 (1), 19-22, 2006.
  15. Kumar, S, Yogesan, K. Internet-based eye care: VISION 2020. Lancet, 366 (9493), 1244-5, 2005.
  16. Kumar, SK, Kanagasingam, Y, Constable, IJ. Should telemedicine in eye care be funded in Australia. Med J Aust, 181 (10), 583, 2004.