Sungho Oh, PhD, RN is an NIH T32 postdoctoral research fellow at the NewCourtland Center for Transitions and Health at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. His program of research is technology-enabled home-based care for older adults with multiple chronic conditions. His primary research interest is improving information transfer from the hospital to home health care for enhanced coordination of sepsis aftercare.
As a home health care nurse, Dr. Oh witnessed cognitive impairment as a critical barrier in ensuring patient safety, particularly medication safety. Thus, he is also interested in identifying cognitive impairment amongst sepsis survivors in home health care so that necessary care and attention can be provided to these vulnerable patients.
Dr. Oh earned his BSN from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. Before becoming a registered nurse, he received an MS in Electrical Engineering and a PhD in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Florida and served as a senior researcher for the Medical Device Technologies R&D Center, Korea Institute of Machinery & Materials in South Korea. The primary areas of his research were physiological signal processing and modeling, non-invasive patient monitoring technologies, and image reconstruction in electrical impedance tomography.