Scholarship within the Telehealth Practice Center focuses on developing evidence-based practices and healthcare management in the digital health arena. This includes the study of human skill and interaction, as well as information technologies and devices that are used to share information. The TPC is committed to engaging in program evaluation as well as tracking policy related to telehealth activities on the state and federal level.
Sajay Arthanat, Department of Occupational Therapy
Dr. Arthanat’s research is focused on examining and optimizing the interaction of individuals with disabilities and the aging with assistive and mainstream technology.
Mark Bonica, Department of Health Management & Policy
Dr. Bonica is the creator and host of the Health Leader Forge, a podcast jointly produced by UNH’s College of Health and Human Services and the Northern New England Association of Healthcare Executives (NNEAHE).
Dr. Bonica interviewed Mary Lowry, who serves as the Administrative Director at Dartmouth Hitchcock’s Center for Telehealth. The interview features discussions on the Center’s work across New Hampshire and Vermont, as well as the role of telemedicine in healthcare today.
Sarah Smith, Department of Occupational Therapy
Dr. Sarah Smith is the director of the Healthy Families Research Program and developed a model of family health which identifies the factors and processes that support strong family health for families raising children with and without disabilities. At the Telehealth Practice Center, Dr. Smith and her research team will be developing and implementing her TeleHealthy Families Occupational Therapy Program for families raising children with autism spectrum disorder to support families in meeting their own unique family goals related to participation in everyday family activities as well as to support their overall family health.