Halley Ruppel, PhD, RN is a Research Assistant Professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing and core faculty in the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute Center for Pediatric Clinical Effectiveness. Her research focuses on integration of technology into the acute care environment with the goal of optimizing patient safety and clinical outcomes. To date, much of her research has focused on clinical alarm management to reduce alarm burden and eliminate unintended patient safety problems, such as clinician alarm fatigue. Her research is grounded in her background as a pediatric critical care nurse. Her goal is to identify practical and sustainable interventions to ensure technologies are used safely and effectively, and improve care delivery in acute care settings to optimize patient outcomes and clinicians’ workflow.
Dr. Ruppel is a Senior Fellow in the Penn Nursing Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research. She received her BSN from the University of Pennsylvania, her MS in Nursing Education from New York University, and her PhD in Nursing from Yale University. She also completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Informatics at Kaiser Permanente Northern California Division of Research.