Brent Lowensohn, CSUN Class of 1970, has been on the forefront of innovative, high technology applications for healthcare management including electronic clinical information systems, biometrics, intelligent spaces and automated authentication systems. He served as Director of Technology Evaluation & Support, Director of Advanced Technologies, and Director of IT Research for Kaiser Permanente. He has also devoted his time to promoting self-health through positions of Visiting Scientist at the MIT Media Lab and Co-Director at the Care Product Institute.
Dr. Lowensohn earned his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Cal State University. He went on to earn his Master’s degree in Social Psychology from Syracuse University in 1974, and his Ph.D. from Syracuse in 1976. His research, which opened up a new area in Environmental Psychology, won his induction into Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society. Dr. Lowensohn is a founding member of the Gartner Group Advanced Technologies Best Practices Group. He was a member of Cross Industry Working Team of the Center for National Research Initiatives. In addition, he was a member of the Biometrics Working Group of the Biometrics Consortium and a member of three MIT consortia (Things that Think, Center for Bits and Atoms, and Changing Places) . Dr. Lowensohn’s background in the social sciences, healthcare, and technology provide a unique perspective on contemporary issues.
In addition to serving as a member of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Ambassadors, Dr. Lowensohn is an emeritus Board Member of the CSUN Alumni Association Board of Directors.