Dr. Abbott’s health services research focuses on the study, modification, and implementation of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), and the design of usable and error-mitigating Health Information Technology (HIT) in particular. She is also interested in extending her background in knowledge discovery in large datasets (data analytics) into better understanding visualization (making sense of huge collections of healthcare data in a way that provides value), human computer interaction, and user-centered design. Although data analytics and visualization underpin much of her work, Dr. Abbott is also focused on e-Health/mobile Health applications for low-resource settings and vulnerable populations, particularly in Latin America, with a primary focus on non-communicable diseases and digital education. She is also interested in studying the impact of telehealth technologies on disease self-management.
- Ph.D., Operations Analysis/Information System Science, University of Maryland
- M.S., Operations Analysis/Information System Science, University of Maryland
- M.S., Nursing Informatics, University of Maryland
- B.S.N., Nursing, University of Maryland