Ruth Marie Masterson Creber   Assistant Professor

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Ruth Masterson Creber, Ph.D. M.Sc., RN, is an assistant professor of population health sciences in the Division of Health Informatics in the Department of Population Health Sciences at Weill Cornell Medicine. As a trained nurse, epidemiologist and health informatician, she leads an independent, interdisciplinary program of research focusing on using technology and remote monitoring data to improve patient centered outcomes among individuals with cardiovascular disease.

Dr. Masterson Creber earned her Ph.D. at the University of Pennsylvania, where she focused her dissertation on clinical interventions for patients with heart failure. She then joined Columbia University for a two-year post-doctoral fellowship in biomedical informatics, during which she was awarded a NIH K99/R00 Pathway to Independence Award to develop a mobile health (mHealth) web application to support symptom monitoring, reporting, and communication with healthcare providers among minority patients with heart failure. Dr. Masterson Creber subsequently served as an associate research scientist and was a key collaborator on an inpatient portal randomized clinical trial, which aimed to improve patient activation among patients who received the acute care portal.  

Dr. Masterson Creber is now the principal investigator of an NIH-funded grant, “mHealth for Heart Failure Symptom Monitoring,” funded through the National Institute of Nursing Research (R00NR016275). She is also a principal investigator of the "Randomized Comparison of the Clinical Outcomes of Single versus Multiple Arterial Grafts: Quality of Life (ROMA:QOL)," funded through NHLBI (R01HL152021). In addition, she is a principal investigator of the, "Using Mobile Integrated Health and Telehealth to Support Transitions of Care among Heart Failure Patient,” study funded through the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI).

Dr. Masterson Creber has received awards for her academic contributions, including the Emerging Leader in Science and Society Scholar (2014), the Wealtha McGurn Research Award (2015), and the Kellen Junior Faculty Award (2020). She is a Fellow in both the New York Academy of Medicine and American Heart Association.

In addition to research, Dr. Masterson Creber is deeply committed to teaching and mentoring. She is the director of Health Behavior and Consumer Informatics, a course offered to students enrolled in the Master of Science in Healthcare and Policy program at Weill Cornell Medicine. She is also a very active mentor to Masters students, pre- and post-doctoral fellows.


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