College of Nursing

Dennis Crain

Dennis Crain

Vice Dean of Technology and Innovation \ Clinical Professor
FACULTY
NAME:
Dennis Crain
TITLE:
Vice Dean of Technology and Innovation \ Clinical Professor
OFFICE:
SNRS 343
EMAIL:
dennis.crain@wsu.edu
PHONE:
(509) 324-7441
FAX:
(509) 324-7341
MAILING ADDRESS:
WSU College of Nursing
SNRS 343
PO Box 1495
Spokane, WA 99210-1495

Dennis Crain is currently a clinical professor and Vice Dean of Technology, Innovation, and Commercialization at Washington State University College of Nursing. Leveraging many years of product development and management experience in the computer software industry, Dr. Crain’s role is to innovate, research, and commercialize technology in the nursing domain.

EDUCATION

  • PhD, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
  • MN, Washington State University, Spokane, WA
  • BSN, Washington State University, Spokane, WA

RESEARCH

Early recognition of health decline in elderly socioeconomic disadvantaged individuals aging-in-place, through collection and analysis of disparate longitudinal data

Adults' perception of empathy when interacting with a nursing robot or a physically present nurse: A randomized non-inferiority comparison.

INTERESTS

Augmented reality, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and robotics.

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Sigma Theta Tau International, 1984-present
  • Phi Kappa Phi 2014 - present

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • Frederick Lange Memorial Scholarship Endowment, University of Arizona, 2015
  • Laura Dunstan Research Award, Sigma Theta Tau, Delta Chi chapter, 1985

PUBLICATIONS

Crain, D. R. (2015). Adults' perception of empathy when interacting with a nursing robot or a physically present nurse: A randomized non-inferiority comparison (Order No. 3738312). Available from ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global. (1747435487).

Gephart, S. M., Poole, S. N., & Crain, D. R. (2014). Qualitative description of neonatal expert perspectives about necrotizing enterocolitis risk. Newborn and Infant Nursing Reviews, 14(3), 124.

Crain, D. R. (2006). CCPAPI.DLL: Basics. Microsoft Developer Network. Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, WA.

Crain, D. R. (2006). CCPAPI.DLL: IClusterEnumerable. Microsoft Developer Network. Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, WA.

Crain, D. R. (2006). CCPAPI.DLL: Working with XML Templates. Microsoft Developer Network. Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, WA.

Crain, D. R. (1995). CGISPAWN: A Utility for Use with HTML Forms. Microsoft Developer Network Development Library. Microsoft Corporation, Redmond WA.

Crain, D. R. (1994). Windows NT OpenGL: Getting Started. Microsoft Developer Network Development Library. Microsoft Corporation, Redmond WA.

Crain, D. R. (1994). ODBC Performance Tuning. Microsoft Developer Network Development Library. Microsoft Corporation, Redmond WA.

Crain, D. R. (1994). Win32: Hit-testing Lines and Curves. Microsoft Developer Network Development Library. Microsoft Corporation, Redmond WA.

Crain, D. R. (1994). Use of Two Dimensional Vectors in Win32. Microsoft Developer Network Development Library. Microsoft Corporation, Redmond WA.

Crain, D. R. (1994). Pens in Win32. Microsoft Developer Network Development Library. Microsoft Corporation, Redmond WA.

Crain, D. R. (1993). EMFDCODE.EXE: An Enhanced Metafile Decoding Utility. Microsoft Developer Network Development Library. Microsoft Corporation, Redmond WA.

Crain, D. R. (1993). Enhanced Metafiles in Win32. Microsoft Developer Network Development Library. Microsoft Corporation, Redmond WA.

Crain, D. R. (1993). EZPRINT: No Frills Printing in Visual Basic and C. Microsoft Developer Network Development Library. Microsoft Corporation, Redmond WA.

Clark, C., Sheafor, M., & Crain, D. R. (1984). A school of nursing computerizes: A model for action. Proceeding of the Symposium on Computer Applications in Medical Care. pp. 668-671. Silver Springs, MD: IEEE Computer Society Press.

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