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  • Tue
    22
    Nov
    2016

    [Talk] Lauren Wilcox: Promoting Engagement with Personal Health Among Adolescents and Young Adults through Interactive Technology

    12:00 pm - 01:00 pmNQ 3100 (The Ehrlicher Room), North Quad, 105 S. State St. Ann Arbor MI 48109

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    Lauren Wilcox from the School of Interactive Computing at Georgia Institute of Technology will give a MISC talk on Nov. 22 (Tues), noon-1PM in NQ 3100. She will discuss her work on  facilitating personal health-related information awareness and understanding through effective design and use of technology.

    Everyone is welcome -- light lunch will be served on a first-come-first-served basis; make sure to RSVP by 12pm on Sun. (11/20), so that we can get a head count.

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    Abstract:

    The recent trend toward patient participation in their own healthcare has opened up numerous challenges and opportunities for computing research. My research focuses on how technology can be designed to foster this participation---in particular, how user interfaces can be designed and developed to facilitate health-related information awareness and understanding. In this talk, I will provide an overview of my work at Georgia Tech to facilitate personal health-related information awareness and understanding through effective design and use of technology.  I will report on formative studies with collaborators at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA) focused on designing technology for a critical yet under-supported group: teens with chronic illnesses. Finally, I will discuss projects in the emerging area of consumer health informatics, that demonstrate the feasibility of aiding college students in better understanding their personal health behaviors. I will conclude by describing a future in which transformative interventions will better support communication of multi-faceted health-related information to a variety of end users.

     

    Bio:

    Dr. Lauren Wilcox is an assistant professor in the School of Interactive Computing at Georgia Institute of Technology where she directs the Health Experience and Applications Lab (Hx Lab). Her research focuses on designing, building, and evaluating technology to support the needs of people working both individually and together to achieve health-related goals. Lauren received her PhD in Computer Science from Columbia University in 2013. Her studies related to communicating patient-centered health information have been recognized by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) through a Dissertation Award in 2012 and by the NSF through a CISE Research Initiation Initiative award in 2015. Prior to her academic career, Lauren worked as a Software Engineer at IBM, where she was recognized with an Early Tenure Inventor award. She served on the technical program committee for ACM CHI 2016 and PervasiveHealth 2016 and serves on the scientific program committee for the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA).