Marjorie Skubic, Ph.D.

Curators’ Distinguished Professor Emerita

Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department

MU Site Director, Center to Stream Healthcare In Place (C2SHIP)

Marjorie Skubic received her Ph.D. in Computer Science from Texas A&M University in 1997, where she specialized in human-robot interaction. She is currently a Curators’ Distinguished Professor Emerita in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department at the University of Missouri. In addition to her academic experience, she has spent 14 years working in industry as a software developer. Her current research interests include sensor networks for ambient intelligence, preventative health screening and rehabilitation tools, and user interfaces to foster proactive healthcare. In 2006, Dr. Skubic established the Center for Eldercare and Rehabilitation Technology (CERT) at the University of Missouri and has served as the Center Director for this interdisciplinary team. The center's work supports proactive models of healthcare such as monitoring systems that noninvasively track the physical and cognitive health of older adults in their homes and generate alerts for health changes, increasing fall risk, and actual fall events. The CERT team has also investigated automated screening of athletes and pianists to flag injury risks, with support for preventative exercises to reduce the risk, as well as rehabilitation support for stroke patients and patients recovering from hand surgery. In 2022, CERT became part of the NSF-funded IUCRC Center to Stream Healthcare In Place (C2SHIP).