Research Steering Committee (RSC)

RSC monitors and identifies the existing and emerging research directions to ensure that the solicited and accepted submissions are aligned with the relevant, significant, and impactful themes and topics in home healthcare, hospice, and information technology.


Kathryn Bowles
General Chair
School of Nursing
University of Pennsylvania


George Demiris
Program Committee Chair
Department of Biobehavioral Health Sciences of
the School of Nursing and the
Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Informatics
University of Pennsylvania


Güneş Koru
H3IT Organizing Chair
Department of Information Systems
University of Maryland Baltimore County


Max Topaz
International Relations Chair
School of Nursing
Columbia University


Dari Alhuwail
International Relations Chair
Information Science Department
Kuwait University

Industry Advisory Group (IAG)

Since its beginnings as a research conference, H3IT has established connections with the home care and hospice industry. IAG was formed in February 2019 by Dr. Koru to further strengthen the communication and partnership between the industry and research. IAG members represent the stakeholder groups touched by this industry such as providers, health IT vendors, and professional associations. The IAG members representing organizations are typically senior members whose experience and expertise match the rank of a university professor. In the future, IAG might also include representatives from patients, caregivers, patient advocacy groups as well as the local, state, and federal governments.


Andrea Devoti
Executive Vice President
National Association for Home Care & Hospice


Warren P. Hebert, Jr.
Home Care Association of Lousiana
School of Nursing, College of Nursing and Health,
Loyola University, New Orleans


Marvin Javellana
Chief Executive Officer
Better Care Home Health, Inc.


Adrian Killebrew
Business Development Executive


Güneş Koru
H3IT Organizing Chair and IAG Chair
Department of Information Systems
University of Maryland Baltimore County


Nick Knowlton
Vice President of Business Development


Neal Reizer
Senior Vice President, Product Management
Homecare Homebase


Robert Rosati
Chair, Connected Health Institute
Vice President of Data, Research and Quality
VNA Health Group


Rajesh Shetye
Senior Vice President and Chief Analytics Officer
LHC Group


Sam Smith
CEO and Secretary,
Better Residential Care, Lincolnwood, IL.

Program Committee (PC)

Program committee reviews and evaluates the submissions to ensure rigor and quality. The names and affiliations of the PC members are as follows. RSC and IAG members also serve as PC members.

  • John Cagle, University of Maryland, Baltimore
  • Birthe Dinesen, Aalborg University
  • Sabine Koch, Karolinska Institute
  • Robert Lucero, Columbia University
  • Karen Marek, Arizona State University
  • Michael Marschollek, Medical School
  • Karen Monsen, University of Minnesota
  • Huong Nguyen, Kaiser Permanente Research
  • Debra Oliver, University of Missouri
  • Guy Pare, HEC Montreal
  • Kavita Radhakrishnan, University of Texas at Austin
  • Paulina Sockolow, Drexel University
  • Oleg Zaslavsky, University of Haifa