HDE Summer Institute 2016

July 10-16, 2016, Calit2, UCSD, San Diego, CA

Providing exposure to and training on the use of personal health data sources and technologies in research.
Providing a venue to develop interdisciplinary approaches to important research issues in health and medicine.
Developing a cohort of young scholars who are prepared to advance the use personal data for health research and promotion.

OVERVIEW

The Health Data Exploration Project will host the first annual HDE Summer Institute in San Diego, California, from July 10-16, 2016. The HDE Summer Institute is an intensive, 1-week training institute on personal health data research methods for doctoral students and early-career researchers. Approximately 30 participants will be chosen by competitive application from a variety of relevant disciplines including public health, medicine, informatics, human-computer interaction, computer science, data science, and design. World-renowned faculty will lead seminars in theory and methods and mentor student group projects. Participants will gain hands-on, practical experience working with new technologies and data sources in interdisciplinary project groups.

The goals of the institute include:

Provide exposure to and training on the use of personal health data sources and technologies in research.

Provide a venue to develop interdisciplinary approaches to important research issues in health and medicine.

Develop a cohort of young scholars who are prepared to advance the use personal data for health research and promotion.

Personal and public health informatics is a highly interdisciplinary arena, and we want to support a breadth of perspectives and forms of engagement in the Institute. We expect participants to come from a variety of disciplines, including (but not limited to):

  • Public health
  • Medicine
  • Informatics
  • Information science
  • Data science
  • Computer science
  • Human-computer interaction
  • CSCW
  • Engineering
  • Design
  • Statistics
  • Social Science
  • Psychology
  • Social Work

We also anticipate that applicants will have experience with a breadth of approaches, including (but not limited to):

  • Big data
  • Surveys
  • Experiments
  • Quantitative methods
  • Qualitative methods
  • Mixed methods
  • Simulation
  • Design

CONFIRMED INSTITUTE FACULTY

Santosh Kumar, Director of the NIH Center of Excellence for Mobile Sensor Data-to-Knowledge (MD2K), and Professor and Lillian & Morrie Moss Chair of Excellence in Computer Science, The University of Memphis

Eric Hekler, Director of the Designing Health Lab, and Assistant Professor of Nutrition and Health Promotion, Arizona State University

Julie Kientz, Director of the Computing for Health Living and Learning Lab, and Associate Professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering, University of Washington

Emil Chiauzzi, Research Director, Client Services at PatientsLikeMe

Kevin Patrick, Director of the Center for Wireless and Population Health Systems, and Professor of Family and Preventive Medicine, UC San Diego

Bonnie Spring, Director of the Center for Behavior and Health, and Professor of Preventive Medicine, Psychology, & Psychiatry, Northwestern University

Ming-Hsiang Tsou, Director of the Center for Human Dynamics in the Mobile Age, and Professor of Geography, San Diego State University