Investigator of the Month (March 2024): Heidi Lindroth PhD, RN

Heidi Lindroth March 2024 NIDUS Investigator of the Month

Heidi Lindroth, PhD, RN

Heidi Lindroth, PhD, RN, is a nurse scientist and practicing critical care nurse at Mayo Clinic. She is passionate about improving the care of critically ill, hospitalized older adults and reducing the worldwide burden of delirium. Although delirium is preventable, interventions are not readily accessible or designed for patients and family use. While recognizing and responding to delirium is possible in the ICU, it remains a challenge to consistently recognize and promptly mitigate delirium severity.

Dr. Lindroth’s research – in partnership with healthcare teams, patients, and families – aims to discover, translate, and apply evidence to detect, prevent, and mitigate delirium severity in the healthcare setting. Through funding from the National Institute on Aging’s ClinSTAR program (U24AG065204), she piloted the “iPREPARED” mobile app. Patients and care partners co-created this app that offers tools and strategies to prevent delirium in hospitalized older adults.

Furthermore, she received a NIA K23 (AG076662-02) award to develop an automated measurement for delirium severity using computer vision, a type of artificial intelligence technology. The automated measurement will be tested as a “vital sign” for brain health in critically ill patients. She serves on the American Delirium Society, Board of Directors and is an active member of NIDUS.


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