Dr. Karen Giuliano has over 20 years of experience in critical care nursing, innovative medical product development, and clinical outcomes research in both clinical and industry settings. Most recently, Dr. Giuliano joined the faculty of the Bouvé College of Health Sciences at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. Her interdisciplinary program of research is focused on two main areas: nonventilator hospital-acquired pneumonia and IV infusion safety using IV Smart Pumps. In her work with IV smart pumps, Dr. Giuliano is focused on using human factor principles to improve usability. She was recently invited as one of 50 interdisciplinary national experts to participate in a consensus conference sponsored by the Institute for Safe Medical Practices to create a set of national standards for IV medication administration safety using IV smart pumps. Dr. Giuliano is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing, a six-sigma green belt, and has received numerous awards.