Event Information:

  • Tue

    Shelia Cotten

    When and where:

    April 9th, 11:30 AM, North Quad, Ehrlicher Room (room 3100) (add to calendar)

    Light lunch will be provided at 11:30 AM. The talk will begin at noon.

    Please RSVP by 12 PM on 4/7 so we know how much food to order.

    Abstract: The proliferation of information and communication technologies (ICTs) and the increased use of ICTs across the life course yields ample opportunities to use ICTs to improve health and quality of life. Shelia Cotten, an MSU Foundation Professor in the Department of Media and Information at Michigan State University, provides an overview of some of her recent research focused on ways individuals use ICTs and the impacts of this use on their health and quality of life — from projects focused on wearables, mobile phones, to autonomous vehicles. She also provides results of a randomized controlled trial designed to use technology to improve quality of life among older adults.

    Bio Shelia Cotten, a sociologist, is an MSU Foundation Professor and the Associate Chair for Research in the Department of Media and Information at Michigan State University. She studies technology use across the life course, and the health, quality of life, workforce, and educational impacts of this use. Her work has been funded by the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health, among others. She is a former Chair of the Communication, Information Technologies, and Media Sociology section of the American Sociological Association.


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