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Professor of Medicine and Biomedical Informatics,
Associate Chief for Translational Research,
Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition,
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
In collaboration with colleagues of the Thomas E Starzl Transplantation Institute and the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Dr. Dunn leads a UPMC hospital-funded initiative to improve the fitness and activity of liver transplant candidates with the objective of producing a 20% decrease in waitlist hospital days and waitlist mortality. Wearable personal activity monitoring and quantitation of muscle mass with imaging segmentation analysis are being explored as enabling technologies.