Annette DeVito Dabbs
School of Nursing
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"As a member of the research track faculty of the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, I teach undergraduate and graduate level ethics and am currently the primary investigator of a multidisciplinary project to design and test interactive health technology applications for recipients of lung transplants. I continue to actively practice as a professional nurse, specializing in the care of persons with chronic cardiopulmonary illnesses as I have for the past 35 years. My research joins the latest scientific advancements from the disciplines of computer technology, engineering, communication and human-computer interaction, with expertise from the clinical, social and behavioral sciences to design handheld technologies that promote the direct involvement of persons with chronic illnesses in reducing the associated morbidity and disability that threaten their quality of life and independence."