Johanna Austin

Johanna Austin, PhD received the B. S. degree in bioengineering from Washington State University in Pullman, WA, USA in 2010 and the Ph.D. degree in biomedical engineering at the Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR, USA in 2015. She is currently working as a Postdoctoral Fellow in Neurology at Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR, USA where she is working to develop a system to unobtrusively assess loneliness among caregivers of patients with cognitive decline. Her research interests include unobtrusive, longitudinal measurement with applications to health care, emphasizing socialization and loneliness in the elderly population.

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JTEHM, Articles, Published Articles
A Smart-home System to Unobtrusively and Continuously Assess Loneliness in Older Adults
Loneliness is a common condition in older adults and is associated with increased morbidity and mortality, decreased sleep quality, and increased risk of cognitive decline. Assessing loneliness in older adults is challenging due to the negative desirability biases associated with... Read more