David Brennan, MBE
Director of Telehealth Initiatives
MedStar Institute for Innovation
David is a Senior Research Engineer with MedStar Health Research Institute’s National Rehabilitation Hospital Research Division. A prominent telehealth researcher with over 15 years of experience, his research and development activities focus on methods to better integrate information and communication technologies into the delivery of healthcare to improve access, enhance outcomes, and reduce cost. He has served as Primary Investigator on projects funded by the National Institutes of Health, Department of Defense, and Department of Education.
As Director of Telehealth Initiatives for the MedStar Institute for Innovation, David works to further the creative adoption of innovative healthcare delivery methods within and across the MedStar Health System and, more generally, throughout the healthcare industry. He is leading efforts to explore ways in which modern information and communication technologies can be integrated into the delivery of healthcare to expand and grow the portfolio of MedStar’s clinical and research telehealth initiatives.
David holds an adjunct faculty position with the Catholic University of America School of Engineering, where he received his Bachelor and Master degrees in Biomedical Engineering. He has presented at national and international conferences and meetings, and authored more than 30 articles on telehealth, telerehabilitation, and human factors. He is the former chair of the Telerehabilitation Special Interest Group of the American Telemedicine Association, where he currently serves on the Standards and Guidelines Committee. David has high visibility within the telehealth community through active participation in grant and journal review panels, conference committees, and professional association working groups. His research interests include telehealth; personal, mobile and social networking technologies; human factors engineering; user-centered design; and health services research.