Dr. Vermeersch’s research focuses on the use of technology in the management of health and illness in older adults. She is particularly interested in finding creative and effective telemedicine solutions to address the complex health needs of the growing aging population. Recent projects include the use of a telepresence robot for both teaching and clinical practice, and exploration of remote sensing devices useful for older adults at risk for a variety of geriatric syndromes.
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Dr. Kele Ding has a doctorate in Health Behavior (Specialization in adolescent's and college students' drug use, and Measurement and Evaluation) from Indiana University Bloomington, a master's in Community Health Education from Western Illinois University, and a bachelor's in Western Medicine from Wenzhou Medical University, China. Prior to his study at Western Illinois University, Dr. Ding was a surgeon in China, practicing abdominal surgery between 1983 and 1992. After his doctoral study at Indiana University, Dr.