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Bengisu Tulu

I enjoy teaching because it allows me to interact with students who have the potential to make the world a better place using technology. I continually innovate in my courses to ensure students enjoy the learning experience, learn the key concepts and skills related to information systems through real world examples, have an opportunity to learn from each other, learn to present themselves as professionals, and most importantly learn to use or develop technology to make a difference. WPI provides a learning environment that allows me to accomplish these principles with its emphasis in theory and practice.

In my research, I investigate effective ways that information systems and technology can support healthcare delivery transformation around the globe, because I believe that everyone should have access to the best care possible at an affordable price. My goal as a scholar is to conduct relevant, high quality, high impact research with integrity. I identify research problems that are interesting for scholars and relevant to practitioners. I apply both qualitative and quantitative methodologies in my research. My research expertise is in design and development of patient facing health information technologies, specifically personal health records (PHR) and mobile technologies; and implementation and adoption of health information technologies (HIT) such as telehealth and electronic health records (EHR) in healthcare organizations.

Research Interests

  • Health Information Technology
  • mobile Health
  • Technology Innovation
  • System Usability


  • BS, Mathematics, Middle East Technical University, 1997
  • MS, Information Systems, Middle East Technical University, 2000
  • MS, Management Information Systems, Claremont Graduate University, 2003
  • PhD, Information Systems and Technology, Claremont Graduate University, 2006

Featured Publications

  • Strong, D. M., Johnson, S. A., Tulu, B., Trudel, J., Volkoff, O., Pelletier, L. R., & Garber, LD (2014) “"A Theory of Organization-EHR Affordance Actualization” Journal of the Association for Information Systems, Vol.15, No.2, pp.53-85.
  • LeRouge, C., Tulu, B., Forducey, P. (2010) “The Business of Telemedicine: Strategy Primer”, Telemedicine and e-health; Vol.16, No.8, pp.
  • Tulu, B., Horan, T.A. (2009) “The Electronic Disability Record: Purpose, Parameters, and Model Use Case”, Journal of American Medical Informatics Association; Vol.16 No.1, pp.7-13.
  • Tulu, B., Chatterjee, S. (2008) “Internet Based Telemedicine: An Empirical Investigation of Objective and Subjective Video Quality”, Decision Support Systems, Vol.45, No.4, pp. 681-696.
  • Tulu, B., Chatterjee, S., Maheshwari, M. (2007) “Telemedicine Taxonomy: A Classification Tool”, Telemedicine and e-health, Vol.13 No.3, pp.349-358.
  • http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=VTR-Id8AAAAJ

Professional Highlights

  • Funded by NIH (DK098556-01) – Principle Investigator “Feasibility Trial of a Problem-Solving Weight Loss Mobile” 2013-2015
  • Funded by NSF (IIS-1065298) – Co-PI “HB: Medium: Self-care Management: Patient-Centered Diabetic Wound Care Using Smart Phones” 2011-2015
  • Funded by NSF (SES-0826842) – Senior Personnel “AOC: Health Information Technology as an Agent of Change for Improving Health Care Delivery Process” 2008-2011
  • Funded by New England VERC at the VA 2010-2014
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