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Dr. Lowndes is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurological Sciences at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. She completed her dissertation and post-doctoral research at Mayo Clinic where she measured physical and cognitive workload through surveys, observation, and activity monitoring in order to design interventions and technologies to improve health care delivery. As a team scientist, she has led and collaborated on projects funded through NIOSH, AHRQ, NIH and industry. Dr. Lowndes is currently interested in measuring and improving the interactions between healthcare providers, patients, caregivers, technology and the environment in order to advance health across different levels of care. She is specifically interested in a systems approach to studying how technology enables or hinders communication, task completion, or positive health behaviors that play a key role in healthcare delivery and quality of life.