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Heather Ross

Heather Ross

Clinical Assistant Professor, School for the Future of Innovation in Society, College of Global Futures

School for the Future of Innovation in Society
Arizona State University
PO Box 875603
Tempe, AZ 85287-5603


  • Senior Global Futures Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, School for the Future of Innovation in Society, College of Global Futures
  • Clincial Assistant Professor, College of Nursing and Health Innovations
  • Research Scientist, Global Security Initiative


Heather M. Ross (PhD, DNP, ANP-BC) is a clinical assistant professor affiliated with the School for the Future of Innovation in Society (SFIS), College of Nursing and Health Innovation (CONHI), and Global Security Initiative (GSI). Her research interests include biomedical technology innovation in complex sociotechnical systems; interdisciplinary team work in health care, including non-traditional team members; cardiac electrophysiology; implanted and wearable medical devices; and person-centered care.



  • PhD, School for the Future of Innovation in Society, Arizona State University, 2016
  • DNP, College of Nursing and Healthcare Innovation, Arizona State University, 2010
  • MS, Nursing, Boston College School of Nursing, 2000
  • BA, Religious Studies, Yale University, 1996


Journal Articles


Hartwell, L., H. M. Ross and J. T. LaBelle. 2019. Project honeybee: Clinical applications for wearable biosensors. Biomedical Microdevices 21:Art. 37. DOI: 10.1007/s10544-019-0392-y. (link )

Woodburn, J. L., L. L. Staley, S. E. Wordingham, J. Spadafore, E. Boldea, S. Williamson, S. Hollenbach, H. M. Ross, D. E. Steidley and O. E. Pajaro. 2019. Destination therapy: Standardizing the role of palliative medicine and delineating the DT-LVAD journey. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management 57(2):330-340.e4. DOI: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2018.11.007. (link )


Ganesan, R. K., Y. K. Rathore, H. M. Ross and H. Ben Amor. 2018. Better teaming through visual cues: How projecting imagery in a workspace can improve human-robto collaboration. IEEE Robotics & Automation Magazine 25(2):59-71. DOI: 10.1109/MRA.2018.2815655. (link )


Zakeri, R., D. R. Van Wagoner, H. Calkins, T. Wong, H. M. Ross, E. K. Heist, T. E. Meyer, P. R. Kowey, R. J. Mentz, J. G. Cleland, B. Pitt, F. Zannad and C. Linde. 2017. The burden of proof: The current state of atrial fibrillation prevention and treatment trials. Heart Rhythm 14(5):763-782. DOI: 10.1016/j.hrthm.2017.01.032. (link )


Hills, D. J., H. M. Ross, J. Pich, A. T. Hill, T. K. Dalsbe, S. Riahi, S. Guay and B. Matinez-Jarreta. 2015. Education and training for preventing and minimising workplace aggression directed toward healthcare workers. Database of Systematic Reviews 9:Art. CD11`860. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD011860. (link )

Van Wagoner, D. R., J. P. Piccini, C. M. Albert, M. E. Anderson, E. J. Benjamin, B. Brundel, R. M. Califf, H. Calkins, P. Chen, N. Chiamvimonvat, D. Darbar, L. L. Eckhardt, P. T. Ellinor, D. V. Exner, R. I. Fogel, A. M. Gillis, J. Healey, S. H. Hohnloser, H. Karmel, D. A. Lathrop, G. Y. Lip, R. Mehra, S. M. Narayan, J. Olgin, D. Packer, N. S. Peters, D. M. Roden, H. M. Ross, R. Sheldon and X. H. Wehrens. 2015. Progress toward the prevention and treatment of atrial fibrillation: A summary of the Heart Rhythm Society Research Forum on the Treatment and Prevention of Atrial Fibrillation, Washington, DC, December 9–10, 2013. Heart Rhythm 12(1):e5-e29. DOI: 10.1016/j.hrthm.2014.11.011. (link )


Ross, H. 2012. Policy analysis: Addressing the cardiac provider shortage: Recommendation for increasing access to cardiac device. The Journal of Science Policy & Governance 2(1):1-10. (link )


Ross, H. M. and D. Fleck. 2007. Clinical considerations for allied professionals: Issues in transition to adult congenital heart disease programs. Heart Rythm 4(6):811-813. DOI: 10.1016/j.hrthm.2007.02.011. (link )


Ross, H. M., D. Z. Kocovic and P. R. Kowey. 2005. Pharmacologic therapies for atrial fibrillation. The American Journal of Geriatic Cardiology 14(2):62-67. DOI: 10.1111/j.1076-7460.2005.02279.x. (link )


Ross, H. M. and D. Z. Kocovic. 2004. Cardiac resynchronization therapy for heart failure. Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine 6(5):365-370. DOI: 10.1007/s11936-004-0020-9. (link )


Rho, R. W., V. V. Patel, E. P. Gerstenfeld, S. Dixit, J. W. Poku, H. M. Ross, D. Callans and D. Z. Kocovic. 2003. Elevations in ventricular pacing threshold with the use of Y adaptor. PACE: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology 26(3):747-757. DOI: 10.1046/j.1460-9592.2003.00127.x. (link )

Valettas, N., R. W. Rho, J. Beshai, C. T. Lloyd, H. M. Ross, D. Z. Kocovic and H. C. Herrmann. 2003. Alcohol septal ablation complicated by complete heart block and permanent pacemaker failure. Catherization Cardiovascular Intervention 58(2):189-193. DOI: 10.1002/ccd.10412. (link )


Ross, H. M. 2001. Islamic tradition at the end of life. MedSurg Nursing 10:83-87. (link )

Book Chapters


Miller, C. A., H. M. Ross, G. Bennett and J. B. Hurlbut. 2016. The ethics of ubiquitous computing in health care. Pp. 507-540 In: Eshaghian-Wilner, M. M. ed., Wireless Computing in Medicine: From Nano to Cloud with Ethical and Legal Implications. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Hoboken, NJ. ISBN: 978-1118993590.


Kennedy, E. B. and H. M. Ross. 2014. Electric vehicle development and battery technology. Pp. 123-152 In: Sarewitz, D. ed., The Rightful Place of Science: Government & Energy Innovation. Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes, Arizona State University. Tempe, AZ. ISBN: 978-0692297506.


Ross, H. M., P. R. Kowey and G. V. Naccarelli. 2005. New antiarrhythmic pharmacologic therapies and regulatory issues for antirrhythmic drug development. Pp. 3-13 In: Wang, P. J. ed., New Arrhythmia Technologies. Blackwell Publishing. Malden, MA. ISBN: 978-1405132930.



Warren, A., H. M. Ross and R. W. Foley. 2014. Embedding "values thinking" in teacher, healthcare, and engineering curricula. Presentation at the 16th International Conference on Ethics Across the Curriculum, October 2014,