College of Nursing

Shelly Fritz

Shelly Fritz

Assistant Professor, Vancouver
FACULTY
NAME:
Shelly Fritz
TITLE:
Assistant Professor, Vancouver
OFFICE:
VAN - VLIB 210E
EMAIL:
shelly.fritz@wsu.edu
PHONE:
(360) 546-9623
FAX:
(360) 546-9398
MAILING ADDRESS:
14204 NE Salmon Creek Ave
Vancouver, WA 98686-9600

Dr. Shelly Fritz is a College of Nursing assistant professor in Vancouver, Washington. Her nursing background is in public health, emergency nursing, administration, and nursing education. Dr. Fritz's research focuses on the application of technology in the delivery of healthcare and human-computer interactions. A major line of research inquiry is the use of smart homes with artificial intelligence capabilities to help older adults age in place. Her research is performed in the space between nursing and engineering and under the umbrella of a newly emerging field, gerontechnology. Dr. Fritz is primarily a qualitative researcher but she uses multiple methods of research design. She also teaches in the RN-BSN program and is a mentor for students in the Master's and PhD programs.

EDUCATION

  • Bachelor of Science Nursing, Walla Walla University, College Place, WA
  • Master’s of Science Nursing, Walden University, Minneapolis, MN
  • Doctor of Philosophy Nursing, Washington State University, Spokane, WA

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Gerontechnology, Smart Homes, Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Human Factors, Qualitative Methods

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Population Health, Informatics, Technology, Nursing Education

METHODOLOGICAL STRENGTHS

Qualitative Descriptive Methods

MEMBERSHIPS

  • International Society of Gerontechnology (2013-present)
  • Delta Chi Chapter-at-Large, Sigma Theta Tau International (2013-present)
  • Western Institute of Nursing (2013-present)
  • Washington State Public Health Association (previous)
  • American Public Health Association (previous)
  • Emergency Nurses of America (previous)

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • Outstanding PhD Student (2015)
  • National Science Foundation IGERT Fellowship (2012-2014)
  • Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities. (June 1992), Walla Walla University School of Nursing.

FUNDED RESEARCH

  • WSU Vancouver Mini-grant. Roschelle Fritz. Smart home technology to support healthy aging: Adding a clinician in-the-loop. May 2016 – May 2017.
  • Lindblad Foundation. Roschelle Fritz. Smart home technology development for the care of older adults. Telehealth. January 2017-December 2019
  • Maryville Nursing Home, Sisters of St. Mary, and Touchmark Foundation. Sensor detected motion patterns in advance dementia. January –December 2017.
  • Washington State University Vancouver External Mentoring Program. Mentor: Diane Cook, PhD College of Computer Science and Engineering, Pullman. Washington State University Vancouver Office of Research. November 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016. For fostering career development and emerging smart home research.
  • Touchmark Foundation, Clinician-in-the-Loop of the Health-Assistance Smart Home’s Machine Reasoning. Roschelle Fritz, PhD, Diane Cook, PhD, Maureen Schmitter-Edgecombe, PhD, Aaron Crandall, PhD. January 1, 2016 to December 30, 2019. Health-assistive smart homes using continuous ambient sensor monitoring with machine learning techniques are deployed into the homes of community-dwelling older adults to identify and/or predict changes in health status. Adding a clinician-in-the-loop allows machine learning techniques to be trained to nurse clinical reasoning standards so the smart home can assist with self-management of chronic health conditions.

PUBLICATIONS

 Fritz, R.L, & Vandermause, R. (2016). Data Collection Via In-depth Email Interviewing: Lessons From the Field. Qualitative Health Research. [In press]

Sprint, G., Cook, D., Fritz, R. Schmitter-Edgecombe, M. (2016). Using smart homes to detect and analyze health events. Computer, 49(11), 29-37. doi:10.1109/MC.2016.338

Sprint, G., Cook, D., Fritz, R. Schmitter-Edgecombe, M. (2016). Detecting health and behavior change by analyzing smart home sensor data. 2016 IEEE International Conference on Smart Computing (SMARTCOMP). Conference Paper. doi:10.1109/SMARTCOMP.2016.7501687

Fritz, R.L., Corbett, C.L., Vandermause, R., & Cook, D. (2016). The influence of culture on older adults’ adoption of smart home monitoring. Gerontechnology, 14(3), 146-156. doi:10.4017/gt.2016.14.3.010.00

Fritz, R., Corbett, C., Vandermause, V., & Cook, D. ( September 2016). Influence of culture on older adults’ adoption of smart home monitoring. ePoster Presentation (7 slide Power Point). 10th World Conference of Gerontechnology, ISG 2016. Nice, France.

Hinderlie, E., Fritz, R. (April 2016). Use of scenario repetition in training pre-licensure nursing students. Poster presentation. Western Institute of Nursing Research Conference. Anaheim, California. (Accepted)

Fritz, R., & Vandermause, R. (April 2015) Data collection via in-depth email interviews. Podium presentation. Western Institute of Nursing Research Conference. Albuquerque, NM.

Fritz, R., Vandermause, R., Corbett, C., & Cook, D. (April 2015). The influence of culture on older adults’ adoption of smart home monitoring. Poster presentation. Western Institute of Nursing Research Conference. Albuquerque, NM.

Fritz, R., Vandermause, R., & Altman, M. (March 2014). Cultural influences on older adults’ adoption of Smart Home monitoring. Washington State University Academic Showcase. Poster Presentation. Pullman, Washington.

Fritz, R., Doty, K., Ngizambote, M., Schmitter-Edgecombe, M., & Cook, D. (October 2013). Detecting Cognitive Decline Using Smart Home Technology. Washington State Public Health Association. Poster Presentation. Wenatchee, Washington.

Fritz, R., Vandermause, R., Altman, M. (April 2013). Cultural Influences on Older Adults’ Adoption of Smart Home Monitoring. Western Institute of Nursing Research Conference. Poster Presentation. Seattle, Washington.

Vandermause, R., Barbosa-Leiker, C., & Fritz, R. (June 2013). Infusing phenomenological influences in research-focused doctoral programs. The Institute for Hermeneutic Phenomenology Conference: Contemporary Interpretive Scholarship Sessions. Indiana University School of Nursing Center for Research in Nursing Education. Indianapolis, Indiana.

Fritz, R., Doty, K., Ngizambote, M., Schmitter-Edgecombe, M., & Cook, D. (June 2013). Detecting Cognitive Decline Using Smart Home Technology. Northwest Biomechanics Symposium. Poster Presentation. Moscow, Idaho.

Fritz, R., Doty, K., Ngizambote, M., Schmitter-Edgecombe, M., & Cook, D. (April 2013). Detecting Cognitive Decline Using Smart Home Technology. Western Institute of Nursing Research Conference. Poster Presentation. Anaheim, California.

Vandermause, R., Barbosa-Leiker, C., & Fritz, R. (January 2013). New doctoral education: Combining multiple analytic perspectives in teaching and learning research. American Association Colleges of Nursing Doctoral Education Conference. San Diego, California.

 

updated 1/5/17

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