Our scholarly work is grouped into three synergetic research clusters. These clusters address different contexts, applications, and techniques.
Furthermore, the clusters are supported by technology development hubs.
Faculty and trainees work collaboratively within and across research clusters and tech developeemn.
Cultural competence is defined as the ability of providers and organizations to effectively deliver health care services that meet the social, cultural, and linguistic needs of patients. A culturally competent health care system can help improve health outcomes and quality of care, and can contribute to the elimination of racial and ethnic health disparities.
This cluster of research activities focusses on the development of educational strategies and technologies to support cultural competency development in a spectrum of health care providers.
Focuses on the development and testing of simulators and techniques for training of technical skills.
Focuses on the development of models and ways to reach out to the global community to improve health care outcomes.
Focusses on the development and testing of immersive technologies such as virtual reality and holographic displays for simulation.
Focusses on the development and testing of serious games and incorporation of gamification elements in simulation.