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Clinical Associate Professor in Nursing and Clinical Associate Professor, School for the Future of Innovation in Society, Arizona State University

Dr. Heather Ross holds a joint appointment as Clinical Associate Professor in the School for the Future of Innovation in Society and the Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation. She is also a Senior Global Futures Scientist in the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory and a faculty affiliate in the School of Human Evolution and Social Change along with the Barrett Honors College. She brings expertise in healthcare practice; health, science and technology policy; and implementation science to a broad portfolio of applied research initiatives.

Current and recent projects include:

SolarSPELL Health: solar-powered offline digital libraries and health education in remote, under-resourced, and hostile environments globally. Current implementation sites include East and Southern Africa, Latin America, the Pacific, and the American Southwest.
Innovative evidence-based solutions to complex system challenges in behavioral health and public safety in the City of Phoenix.
Investigation of law enforcement documentation practices and technology implementation implications.
American and global health equity and policy. Direct experience in municipal, county, and state government settings.
Infectious disease epidemiology projection modeling.
Sensor-based human technology interaction including wearable health devices and water quality sensors in commercial/industrial buildings.
Dr. Ross is a Fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and Heart Rhythm Society. She holds national certification as an adult nurse practitioner and maintains an active practice in cardiac electrophysiology with the HonorHealth Cardiac Arrhythmia Group.


  • –present
    Clinical Assistant Professor in Nursing and Health Innovations and in the Future of Innovation in Society, Arizona State University