Scott M. Pappada



  • Dr. Scott Pappada has over 18 years of combined research and development experience in Academia, as well as the Medical Device, Healthcare, and Defense industries. He  has a broad background in biomedical engineering with particular areas of expertise in signal processing, machine learning, mathematical modeling, and software development.  He currently holds multiple faculty appointments within the University of Toledo’s (UT) College of Medicine and Life Sciences (Department of Anesthesiology) and College of Engineering (Departments of Bioengineering and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science). He also holds a position as Simulation Research Fellow within the UT’s Lloyd A. Jacob’s Interprofessional Immersive Simulation Center (IISC). He is the Director of Research for the University of Toledo's Department of Anesthesiology. He is Director of the Healthcare Technology and Innovation Laboratory located within the University of Toledo’s IISC. His current research involves the development of software applications including intelligent clinical decision support systems and data visualizations to improve healthcare provider performance across a number of healthcare settings such as the ICU. Additionally, he is working with faculty across UT to develop technologies to improve upon human performance, and healthcare education and training via simulation-based medical education. He has led development of a novel learning management platform PREPARE, which leverages multiple data sources including faculty/instructor assessments, and physiological data collected by learners to personalize training and education of healthcare providers and other professionals in training. He has an h-Index of 12 and has authored over 22 combined peer-reviewed scientific journal articles and book chapters, holds 7 US Patents and has contributed to over 40 national/international conference presentation/proceedings. He has contributed to the acquisition of over $13M in research funding over his career in industry and academia. Dr. Pappada received his Ph.D. in Engineering with a Bioengineering concentration from the University of Toledo in 2010, and a Bachelor’s of Science in Biomedical Engineering with a minor in Biomedical Sciences from Marquette University in 2005.

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