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Rupa S. Valdez

Associate Professor
Unit: School of Medicine
Department: PBHS Public Health Sciences Admin
Office location and address
Health System West Complex, Room 3011
1335 Lee St
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Education
Ph.D, Industrial and Systems Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Biography
Enabling the functional use of powered exoskeletons for industrial applications and understanding the socioeconomic consequences of exoskeleton technology application
Source: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universit
September 15, 2018 – August 31, 2023
System for Navigation Assistance to Patients (SNAP)
Source: Starship Health Technologies, LLC
September 16, 2020 – June 15, 2021
Educating Diverse Populations about Biomedical Informatics and Health Science Using the Resources of the National Library of Medicine
Source: Mentoring in Medicine, Inc.
September 29, 2017 – September 28, 2018
MD-PBHS-Valdez AHRQ Accessibility and beyond: designing consumer health IT for disabled individuals
Source: Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality (DHHS)
May 05, 2015 – April 30, 2018
MD-PBHS-Chael-Volo Latino; Designing Culturally Tailored Health IT for Latino Migrant Farmworker Populations
Source: University of California at Irvine
May 01, 2015 – September 30, 2016
MD-PBHS Valdez-Home/In-Clinic Patient Oriented Workflow (HiPOW): Toward Integrated Care Delivery
Source: Regents of the University of Colorado
July 15, 2015 – June 30, 2016
MD-PBHS Valdez-Informing Consumer Health IT Design: How Patients Use Social Networking Sites
Source: Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality (DHHS)
April 01, 2014 – September 30, 2015
INST 2020: Disability in Contemporary Society
Credits: 1
This course serves as an introduction to the disability rights movement and more broadly to how disability is experienced in contemporary society. Simultaneously it serves as a space for learning about and sharing resources for advocacy. In particular we will explore topics such as the conceptualizations of disability, the history of the disability civil rights movement, and disability in the context of social and professional participation.
PHS 4016: Human Factors Design for Community Health
Credits: 3
We will draw on approaches from public health, medical informatics, and human factors engineering to answer these questions. We will explore how to create interventions that are grounded in theoretical perspectives and field-based assessments of patients needs and preferences. Our ultimate goal will be to create interventions that are useful and usable by patients and that ultimately support self-management and improve health outcomes.
SYS 4053: Systems Design I
Credits: 3
A design project extending throughout the fall semester. Involves the study of an actual open-ended situation, including problem formulation, data collection, analysis and interpretation, model building for the purpose of evaluating design options, model analysis, and generation of solutions. Includes an appropriate computer laboratory experience. Prerequisite: SYS 3021, 3060, and fourth-year standing in the Systems Engineering major.
SYS 4054: Systems Design II
Credits: 3
A design project extending throughout the spring semester. Involves the study of an actual open-ended situation, including problem formulation, data collection, analysis and interpretation, model building for the purpose of evaluating design options, model analysis, and generation of solutions. Includes an appropriate computer laboratory experience. Prerequisite: SYS 4053.
PHS 4559: Topics in Public Health
Credits: 1–6
This course provides the opportunity to offer new topics in the subject of Public Health Sciences. Prerequisite: Instructor Permission
SYS 4581: Selected Topics in Systems Engineering
Credits: 1–3
Detailed study of a selected topic determined by the current interest of faculty and students. Offered as required. Prerequisite: As specified for each offering.
PHS 4991: Global Public Health Capstone
Credits: 3
Explores topics in global public health and the myriad of governmental and non-governmental entities whose goal is to address and resolve problems encountered in global public health and synthesizes the student's interdisciplinary studies in global public health, culminating in a Capstone Paper.
PHS 5960: Supervised Independent Research
Credits: 1–6
Supervised Independent Research
SYS 6581: Selected Topics in Systems Engineering
Credits: 1–3
Detailed study of a selected topic, determined by the current interest of faculty and students. Offered as required.
PHS 7016: Human Factors Design for Community Health
Credits: 3
We will draw on approaches from public health, medical informatics, and human factors engineering to answer these questions. We will explore how to create interventions that are grounded in theoretical perspectives and field-based assessments of patients needs and preferences. Our ultimate goal will be to create interventions that are useful and usable by patients and that ultimately support self-management and improve health outcomes.
PHS 7500: Special Topics in Public Health
Credits: 1–4
Examination of topical issues and current problems and research in various areas of public health. Prerequisite:  Instructor permission.
PHS 8880: Integrative Learning RP Part 1
Credits: 2
Practicum associated with Methods Course for Research in Practice Concentration. Prerequisite: Instructor Permission
PHS 8881: Integrative Learning HP Part 1
Credits: 2
Practicum associated with Methods Course for Health Policy, Law & Ethics Concentration. Prerequisite: Instructor Permission
SYS 9997: Graduate Teaching Instruction
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral students.
SYS 9999: Dissertation
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral students.