Adela Grando

Assoc Professor
Faculty
DTPHX Campus
Mailcode
9020

Biography

Experienced Associate Professor with a demonstrated history of working in the higher education industry. Skilled in Healthcare Information Technology (HIT), Clinical Decision Support, Patient-centered Technology and Mobile Health. Strong education with a European PhD and biomedical informatics training in US.

 

Education

  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of California-San Diego, Division of Biomedical Informatics
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Edinburgh, School of Informatics, COSSAC, UK Cancer Research 
  • Ph.D. Formal Languages and Applications, Rovira i Virgili University, Spain
  • M.C.S. Universidad Nacional de Rio Cuarto, Argentina

Research Interests

Dr. Grando's main research interest is the development of Clinical Decision Support Systems (CDSS) (e.g. what treatment clinical evidence recommends for a patient case?) for clinicians and patients.

She is passionate about Information Technology for Patient Empowerment in Healthcare. She is leading projects focused on building mobile technology to support patient's decision process. For instance, mobile apps for in-home disease management control, and tablet-based electronic systems to educate patients on informed consent processes. 

 

Research Projects

Blockchain-based system for inventory and traceability with application in medical device supply chain management (AZ Blockchain applied Research Center) 2020-2021

The project will use permissioned blockchain (bitcoin) technology in order to create distributed medical device registries with the goal of improving patient safety, cyber security and response times in supply chain. It will enable digital integration of medical device records across the participating supply chain companies and test feasibility of effective device tracking and remote inventory management.

 

My Data Choices, Evaluation of Effective Consent Strategies for Patients with Behavioral Health Conditions (R01 MH108992) 2016-2021

The integration of behavioral (mental health and substance abuse) and physical care by health information exchanges (HIE) opens new questions on data privacy, stigma and discrimination. 

The project aims to:

  • Elicit patient, surrogate and provider perspectives on granular data control  
  • Design educational material to inform patients and providers on the consequences of sharing/not sharing data 
  • Deploy and pilot test an informed consent management tool that supports granular patient-driven data control
  • Understand ethical, clinical, policy and regulatory implication of implementing granular data control choices.

 

ROOT- Registry of Operations and Tasks 2016-2019

Before and after the Mayo Clinic undergoes an enterprise-wide conversion to a common EHR, the aims of this project are to:

  • Capture and document high quality snap shots of EHR workflows 
  • Study surgical workflows at Arizona, Florida and Rochester by triangulating outcomes from:
    • Leadership, key personnel and clinical activity interviews
    • Observatoins, shadowing and video ethnography
    • Process mining recordings of system events, such as "At 9AM on 10/10/17 provider C logs into EHR application A to review data on patient P"

 

Data-driven behavioral-change education interventions to improve type 1 diabetes treatment adherence  (2018 ASU-Mayo Accelerator grant) 2018

Read Mayo Clinic News, watch ABC15 News and PBS Arizona News.

Despite patients self-management diabetes differently, current education interventions are based on the "one size fits all" approach. The project aims to:

  • Assess patient-specific barriers to optimal self-management control from data collected by patient's devices: iDECIDE self-management tracking mobile app, insulin pump and glucose monitor
  • Conduct individualized education interventions to target patient's adherence barriers and evaluate their effectiveness on blood glucose control         

Publications

M. A. Grando, R. Rozemblum, D. Bates editors (2015): Information Technologies for Patient Empowerment in Healthcare, Walter de Gruyter, March 2015, ISBN-10: 1614515921 

Research Activity

  • Dragan Boscovic*, Grando, Maria Adela. Blockchain-based system for inventory and traceability with application in medical device supply chain management. AZ Blockchain applied Research Center (07/01/2020-06/30/2021)
  • Grando, Maria Adela*, Thompson, Bithika*. Data-driven behavioral-change individualized interventions to improve type 1 diabetes treatemtn adherence. Arizona-ASU Research Acceleration Grant 2018 for Collaborative Health Care Delivery Science (1/01/18 - 12/31/18).
  • Grando, Maria Adela*, Murcko, Anita, Saks, Michael, Todd, Michael, Sottara, Davide. My Data Choices, evaluation of effective consent strategies for patients with behavioral health conditions HHS-NIH-NIMH (07/01/2016 - 06/31/2021)
  • Grando, Maria Adela*, Kaufman, David. Patient-Centered Decision Support Based on Device Evidence (I DECIDE). HHS-NIH-NLM (9/15/2014 - 8/31/2016).

 

Courses

Fall 2020
Course Number Course Title
BMI 484 Internship
CHS 493 Honors Thesis
BMI 560 Teachng Biomedical Informatics
BMI 584 Internship
BMI 590 Reading and Conference
BMI 593 Applied Project
BMI 601 Health Informatics
BMI 790 Reading and Conference
BMI 792 Research
BMI 799 Dissertation
Summer 2020
Course Number Course Title
BMI 482 Capstone I
BMI 483 Capstone II
BMI 484 Internship
BMI 560 Teachng Biomedical Informatics
BMI 584 Internship
BMI 792 Research
Spring 2020
Course Number Course Title
BMI 482 Capstone I
BMI 483 Capstone II
BMI 484 Internship
CHS 492 Honors Directed Study
BMI 560 Teachng Biomedical Informatics
BMI 584 Internship
BMI 593 Applied Project
BMI 790 Reading and Conference
BMI 792 Research
BMI 799 Dissertation
Fall 2019
Course Number Course Title
BMI 484 Internship
CHS 493 Honors Thesis
CHS 494 Special Topics
BMI 560 Teachng Biomedical Informatics
BMI 584 Internship
BMI 590 Reading and Conference
BMI 593 Applied Project
BMI 601 Health Informatics
BMI 790 Reading and Conference
BMI 792 Research
BMI 799 Dissertation
Summer 2019
Course Number Course Title
BMI 484 Internship
BMI 584 Internship
BMI 792 Research
Spring 2019
Course Number Course Title
BMI 484 Internship
BMI 493 Honors Thesis
BMI 499 Individualized Instruction
BMI 560 Teachng Biomedical Informatics
BMI 593 Applied Project
BMI 601 Health Informatics
BMI 790 Reading and Conference
BMI 792 Research
BMI 799 Dissertation
Fall 2018
Course Number Course Title
BMI 484 Internship
BMI 492 Honors Directed Study
BMI 560 Teachng Biomedical Informatics
BMI 584 Internship
BMI 590 Reading and Conference
BMI 593 Applied Project
BMI 601 Health Informatics
BMI 792 Research
BMI 799 Dissertation
Summer 2018
Course Number Course Title
BMI 484 Internship
BMI 584 Internship
BMI 792 Research
Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
BMI 484 Internship
BMI 493 Honors Thesis
BMI 499 Individualized Instruction
BMI 560 Teachng Biomedical Informatics
BMI 593 Applied Project
BMI 790 Reading and Conference
BMI 792 Research
BMI 799 Dissertation
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
BMI 484 Internship
BMI 492 Honors Directed Study
BMI 499 Individualized Instruction
BMI 560 Teachng Biomedical Informatics
BMI 593 Applied Project
BMI 792 Research
BMI 799 Dissertation
Summer 2017
Course Number Course Title
BMI 484 Internship
BMI 584 Internship
BMI 593 Applied Project
BMI 792 Research
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
BMI 493 Honors Thesis
BMI 499 Individualized Instruction
BMI 560 Teachng Biomedical Informatics
BMI 590 Reading and Conference
BMI 593 Applied Project
BMI 601 Health Informatics
BMI 790 Reading and Conference
BMI 792 Research
BMI 799 Dissertation
Fall 2016
Course Number Course Title
BMI 484 Internship
BMI 492 Honors Directed Study
BMI 499 Individualized Instruction
BMI 560 Teachng Biomedical Informatics
BMI 593 Applied Project
BMI 601 Health Informatics
BMI 792 Research
Summer 2016
Course Number Course Title
BMI 792 Research
Spring 2016
Course Number Course Title
BMI 201 Intro to Clinical Informatics
BMI 499 Individualized Instruction
BMI 590 Reading and Conference
BMI 592 Research
BMI 601 Health Informatics
BMI 792 Research

Honors/Awards

2019

Selected for the 2019 American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) Women in Leadership trainning program

Nominated for Best Mentor, ASU College of Health Solution

2018

College Marshal for the ASU College of Health Solution, for the Fall 2018 Undergraduate Commencement ceremony 

2017

Faculty of the year, ASU College of Health Solution

2017

Oustanding reviewer (1% top reviewer), Journal of Biomedical Informatics

2016

College Marshal for the ASU College of Health Solution, for the Fall 2016 Undergraduate Commencement ceremony 

2016

Moderate Panel selection, Understanding Self-Management Behaviors to Improve Insulin Dosing, American Diabetes Association, 76th Scientific Sessions 2016 

2015

ASU Devils' Advocates Apple Polisher recognition for commitment and dedication to students

2012

Best poster Can we facilitate research by maximizing data and biosample utility while complying with subjects consent? Advancing Ethical Research Conference. San Diego 

2009

Honors, Excellent cum laude, PhD graduation from University Rovira i Virgili 

2001

Best MCS student award, Universidad Nacional de Rio Cuarto, Argentina