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Aging Research & Geriatric Rehabilitation Webinar Series

Innovations in Aging Research Webinar Series


The Innovations in Aging Research (IAR) Webinar Series aims to improve the quality of life of older adults by delivering timely resources, innovative topics and the latest research to professionals, caregivers, and older individuals. The series will provide information about wellness, successful aging, caregiving, trends in gerontology and geriatric rehabilitation medicine to provide quality caring practices for our aging population.



Leveraging Large Data and Wearables in Clinical Research and Rehab


Date: 19 March 2024

Time: 4:00 PM ET



Hiral Master, PT, PhD, MPH
Research Data Innovation Lead
Vanderbilt University Medical Center




This webinar will provide an opportunity to stay current in the ever-evolving field of healthcare technology. With its focus on wearables and big data, one will gain insights into how these technologies are transforming our understanding of health outcomes after spine surgery. The webinar’s emphasis on leveraging wearables for designing interventions and utilizing longitudinal data for clinical research is particularly relevant. It may spark ideas for innovative projects or applications in healthcare – a field where cutting-edge solutions are highly valued. Further, it can provide opportunities to connect with other professionals where one can exchange ideas, share experiences, and potentially collaborate on future research projects.


60 minutes (1 hour)


Learning Objectives

  1. Understand the use of wearables and big data to understand health outcomes after spine surgery
  2. Leveraging wearables to design interventions to promote physical activity
  3. Understanding how to leverage longitudinal data from wearables to answer clinical research question


About the Presenter

Hiral Master is a licensed physical therapist, certified public health professional and has a PhD in Clinical & Translational Research. She currently works for the All of Us Data and Research Center (DRC). At DRC, she serves as Research Data Innovation Lead where she focuses on scientific initiatives related to phenotypic and digital health data and outreach activities within educational and research settings.


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