GVU Center Brown Bag Seminar Series - Lauren Wilcox

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Lauren Wilcox
Assistant Professor, School of Interactive Computing
Georgia Institute of Technology


Introducing the Health Experience Lab


The recent trend toward patients' participation in their own healthcare has opened up numerous challenges and opportunities for computing research. In this talk, I will introduce the Health Experience Lab, a research group focused on discovering how technology can be designed to foster this participation. I will provide an overview of projects in the Health Experience Lab and describe our efforts to facilitate 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 complex chronic illnesses. Finally, I will discuss opportunities in the emerging area of consumer health informatics, and describe a future in which transformative interventions will better support communication of multi-faceted health-related information to a variety of end users. 


Dr. Lauren Wilcox is an assistant professor in the School of Interactive Computing at Georgia Institute of Technology. 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 is a member of the technical program committees for PervasiveHealth 2016 and ACM CHI 2016 and serves on the scientific program committee for the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA).



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