Paul Kizakevich

Senior Research Systems Programmer/Analyst

Paul Kizakevich


  • MS, Biomedical Engineering, University of Miami
  • BS, Electrical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University

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Paul Kizakevich is a senior scientist for health information technology and biomedical engineering research and development. In more than 35 years with RTI, he has worked with the increasingly sophisticated technologies behind health monitoring and medical simulations, leading to his current focus on the use of mobile devices to improve personal health.

Mr. Kizakevich has worked on several technologies with military health applications. Among his notable recent projects is PHIT for Duty, a smartphone-based tool funded by the U.S. Army that monitors symptoms of psychological problems, including post-traumatic stress disorder. He has also helped develop stress inoculation training for military personnel who are about to be deployed. In the 1990s and early 2000s, he worked on the Sim-Patient R&D program, which involved the use of virtual reality to train medical workers.

Other health apps Mr. Kizakevich has been involved with recently are aimed at women who want to become pregnant, college students looking to make health changes, and adolescents involved in a study of sleep and marijuana.