Samuel A. Bonet is a Human and Healthcare Systems Engineering PhD student interested in the study of the integration of new healthcare technologies into clinical workflow. Currently his research focuses on the study of telemedicine technologies on three areas: (1) user engagement (with a focus on healthcare providers), (2) barriers in the integration of telemedicine into clinical workflow, and (3) process improvement efforts in telemedicine integration. His research in these three areas contributes to the literature on telemedicine, human factors in healthcare, and systems engineering in healthcare. It also has practical implications to hospitals, clinics, and physicians that have adopted or are seeking to adopt a telemedicine technology to provide remote health services to their patient community. Additionally, the findings from his research will be of interest to telemedicine companies and educational institutions developing, implementing, or managing telemedicine technologies. Outside of research, he enjoys music and spending quality time with family and friends.
- Office: Emerging Technologies Building (ETB) – Room 2006
- Email: email@example.com
Education & Work
- Ph.D., Industrial & Systems Engineering. Texas A&M University, College Station, TX.
- M.S., Industrial Engineering with concentration in Systems Management. University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez Campus, Mayaguez, PR.
- B.S., Industrial Engineering. University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez Campus, Mayaguez, PR.
- I have experience as a graduate teaching assistant (TA) for several courses in industrial engineering. My background as a TA cover concepts related to courses in systems simulation, facilities planning, work systems design, and human factors and ergonomics.
Awards & Fellowships
- 2015 Best Student Paper Award (Society for Industrial and Systems Engineering (SISE))
- Third Place – 2018 Simio Student Competition
- NSF ACADEME Fellow
- NSF Engineering Research Center – Precise Advanced Technology and Health Systems for Underserved Populations (PATHS-UP) Fellow
- Recently I have collaborated in the design and development of a mobile app to help patients in under served communities self-manage their diabetes. The mobile app will help patients manage their blood sugar levels, food intake, medication intake, exercise, and weight.
- I apply systems engineering and human factors approaches to create system models of complex healthcare systems. The developed system models are abstractions of complex healthcare systems, showing relevant components within the system and the relationships between those components. I have developed system models with application in readmissions in emergency departments and telehealth integration.
- Telehealth Implementation: Study the impact of the integration of telehealth technologies into clinical workflow. Working towards the development of a framework to evaluate the integration of implemented telehealth systems, and to guide the integration of new telehealth systems.
- Community Engagement in Telehealth: Understand relevant stakeholders’ perspectives about barriers and facilitators for telehealth to transform health care access in underserved communities.
- mHealth: Participate in interdisciplinary teams, where researchers, developers, and designers work towards the design and development of smartphone apps to help patients manage health conditions.
- Avoidable Readmissions:Multi-level stakeholder centered approach to understand contributors to unnecessary readmissions into emergency departments.
- Mentored undergraduate students on the process of conducting research (e.g. conduct literature review, develop data collection instruments, and conduct qualitative and quantitative data analysis)
- Bonet, S., Sasangohar, F., Hegde, S. (2020). A Systems Approach to Investigate Unnecessary Readmissions in Emergency Departments, IISE Transactions in Health Systems Engineering. Manuscript submitted for publication (UHSE-2020-0012).
Olivencia, S. B. & Sasangohar, F. (2019). A Systems Approach into Unnecessary Admissions and
Readmissions in Emergency Departments. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 2019
International Annual Meeting
- Park, S., Wagle, N., Hammet, J., Olivencia, S., Lawley, M., Sasangohar, F., Kum, H-C. (2019).
Telemonitoring in Texas. Technical Report 2019-001-1.
- Bonet, S., Sasangohar, F. (2018) Investigating the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Biotherapeutics
Review and Approval Process: A Scoping Review. Proceeding of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
2018 International Annual Meeting.
- Colon Velez, W., Bonet-Olivencia, S., Ferrer, M., Torres-Garcia, W. (2018). A Decision Support System
for Establishing a Freshman Admission Quota. Proceeding of the 2018 ISERC Conference.
- Bonet-Olivencia, S., Méndez-Piňero, M. (2015). Probabilistic Cost Model to Estimate the Cost Expected
Value of No-Show in Outpatient Clinics. Proceeding of the 2015 LACCEI Conference.
- Niño, E., Rosas, J.F., Bonet, S., Ramírez, N., Cabrera-Ríos, M. (2015). Multiple Objective Optimization
Using Desirability Functions for the Design of a 3D Printer Prototype. Proceeding of the 2015 ISERC Conference.
- Dávila, S., Cruz, M., García, T., Bonet, S., Ruiz-Vélez, R. (2015). Global Ranks in High-Dimensional
Tsunami Exposure Indexes. Proceeding of the 2015 ISERC Conference.