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Office Location

177 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

Mailing Address

Northeastern University
ATTN: Holly Jimison, 910 - 177
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115


  • PhD in Medical Information Sciences, Stanford University
  • BS in Mathematics, University of Illinois


Holly B. Jimison is a joint professor in the Khoury College of Computer Sciences and Bouvé College of Health Sciences at Northeastern University. As a fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics, Jimison has made significant and sustained contributions to the field of biomedical informatics in the areas of pattern recognition, decision support, and consumer health informatics.

Prior to joining Northeastern, she was a medical informatics faculty member at the Oregon Health & Science University, where she researched technology for successful aging and scalable remote care. She then went on to serve as a technology advisor for the Big Data Initiative for Monitoring Health Behaviors at Home and in the Environment at the NIH. She has served on the Executive Board of the Oregon Center for Aging & Technology and was past president of Oregon’s Health Information Management Systems Society chapter.

Jimison continues to deepen her influence in the field through her research on technology for successful aging and scalable remote care for older adults, including models for tailoring interventions in cognitive exercise, physical exercise, socialization, and sleep management using new behavioral metrics derived from this type of data.

As the director of the Consortium on Technology for Proactive Care at Northeastern University, she leads a multidisciplinary, multi-institutional effort to facilitate research in the area of home monitoring of health behaviors. Her research strives to help address the challenges of big data related to large amounts of complex and noisy streaming data from multiple sources which are used to infer clinically relevant health behaviors.

About me:


Boston, MA

What is your field of research?

Personal health informatics

What is your educational background?

I earned my BS in Mathematics from the University of Illinois and my PhD in Medical Information Sciences from Stanford University.