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Stuart Speedie—Principal Investigator

Stuart M. Speedie, Ph.D. is the Principal Investigator of the Great Plains Telehealth Resource and Assistance Center grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration. Dr. Speedie is a Professor of Health Informatics, a Fellow in Minnesota’s Institute for Health Informatics and Director of Graduate Studies in Health Informatics at the University of Minnesota Medical School. He holds a B.S. in Computer Science and a Ph.D. in Educational Research from Purdue University and is a Fellow in the American College of Medical Informatics.

Dr. Speedie was the principal investigator on a long running grant from the Office for Advancement of Telehealth to establish and evaluate the Fairview-University Telemedicine Network. He is currently an advisor to the FCC funded Minnesota Broadband Initiative for Telehealth. He is a member of the ATA policy committee and has co-authored several policy papers for the group. He is particularly interested in the intersection of telehealth and health information technology. He has worked on several projects to extend the reach of telemedicine into the home that involve home videoconferencing, the internet and home monitoring. His research interests focus on the outcomes of employing information technologies such as these—patient well-being, financial costs and benefits, and impact on the providers of care.


Zoi Hills—Program Manager

Zoi Hills is our Program Manager. She has been involved with telemedicine since 2002. Prior to gpTRAC, Ms. Hills served as Project Manager for the Minnesota Telehealth Network (formerly known as The Fairview-University of Minnesota Telemedicine Network), the leading telemedicine program in the state. She serves as a committee member at the Greater Minnesota Telehealth Broadband Initiative (GMTBI) FCC Pilot program. In 2009, Zoi received Tandberg’s Video Champion Innovation award for her telemedicine application at the Minnesota State fair.


Jonathan Neufeld—Program Director

Jonathan Neufeld, PhD, is Program Director of the Great Plains Telehealth Resource and Assistance Center. Dr. Neufeld joined gpTRAC in February of 2017, having previously served as the Clinical Director of the Upper Midwest Telehealth Resource Center in Indianapolis. He has consulted on a wide range of projects related to rural health and telehealth over the past 15 years. He has presented at numerous regional and national conferences and published peer-reviewed articles in the fields of telemedicine, clinical decision support, mental health services evaluation, and clinical outcomes.

Dr. Neufeld was formerly the Vice President of Information Technology and Integrated Care at Oaklawn Psychiatric Center in Goshen, Indiana. In this role, he oversaw the IT programs and services at Oaklawn as well as leading a team of clinicians providing mental and behavioral health services in primary care settings across Elkhart and St. Joseph Counties. Oaklawn has been using telehealth technology since 2011.

Dr. Neufeld received his PhD in Clinical Psychology from Ohio University and completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Integrated Primary Care in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, California.


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