From a health researcher perspective…

August 2017 – Always excited to publish with my health researcher colleagues (nurses, doctors, etc…). I learn so much from these domain specialists who care so deeply for the populations they work with. It’s always fun to see how they present their work to their colleagues… disciplinary cultures and norms vary so much! My latest such publications:

Unhealthy weight control strategies: An outcome of body image and eating tensions in women of Mexican origin living in rural farming communities. KF Stein, N Trabold, K Connelly – Journal of Health Psychology, 2017

and

Life-Space Predicts Health Care Utilization in Community-Dwelling Older Adults. Richard E Kennedy, Courtney P Williams, Patricia Sawyer, Alexander X Lo, Kay Connelly, Ariann Nassel, Cynthia J Brown. Journal of Aging and Health, 2017.

Two CHI papers!

May 2017 – Thrilled to have two students with papers at CHI this year:

Haley MacLeod, Grace Bastin, Leslie S. Liu, Katie Siek, and Kay Connelly. 2017. “Be Grateful You Don’t Have a Real Disease”: Understanding Rare Disease Relationships. In Proceedings of the 2017 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’17). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 1660-1673. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3025453.3025796

and

Annu Sible Prabhakar, Lucia Guerra-Reyes, Vanessa M. Kleinschmidt, Ben Jelen, Haley MacLeod, Kay Connelly, and Katie A. Siek. 2017. Investigating the Suitability of the Asynchronous, Remote, Community-based Method for Pregnant and New Mothers. In Proceedings of the 2017 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’17). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 4924-4934. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3025453.3025546

MS of Informatics approved!

Sept 2015 – I’m happy to report that my department now offers and MS of Informatics, and it has a Proactive Health track! Our Health Informatics focus is different than most you’ll find around the country, with a focus on empowering patients with technologies outside of the clinical setting. Find out more about the degree here and come join us for an MS or PhD in Proactive Health Informatics!