Dr. Ruppel’s research interest focuses on the use of physiologic monitoring technology in acute care settings, with the goal of improving patient safety and outcomes, as well as nurses’ work environment and professional well-being. Specifically, she is interested in how to improve the safe and appropriate use of technology in the hospital and how to optimize its integration into nurses’ workflows.
She is also interested in innovative solutions to problems created by the introduction of technology into clinical care, such as alarm fatigue. To date, her work has focused on physiologic monitor alarm management and risk prediction using the electronic health record.
Dr. Ruppel’s research interests are driven by her background as a pediatric critical care nurse. She received her PhD from Yale University and was a postdoctoral Delivery Science Fellow in the informatics track at the Kaiser Permanente Northern California Division of Research.