Stefano A Bini, M.D. _No Photo AvailableProfessor of Orthopaedic SurgeryUCSFAcademia/University, Medicine/Health CareWork San Francisco California United States of Americawork
Technology, Research methods, Data Science, Informatics and Statistics, Devices
Stephanie Greer _No Photo AvailableHead of Cognitive ScienceTidePoolCorporate/Private SectorWork San Francisco California United States of Americawork
I am a creative thinker with a technical skill set in human neuroscience, computer science and statistics. I’m interested in how personal data can be better communicated to individuals and leveraged for healthy behavior change.
Technology, Public Health, Design, Apps
Steve Downs _No Photo AvailableChief Technology and Information OfficerRobert Wood Johnson FoundationWork Princeton New Jersey United States of Americawork
Along with my colleague, Lori Melichar, I serve as Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s program officer for the Health Data Exploration Network.
Public Health, Policy, Data Science, Devices, Apps
Steven Chan _No Photo AvailableResident Physician, Innovation/Advanced Technology AuthorUniversity of California, Davis School of MedicineAcademia/University, Medicine/Health CareWork Sacramento California United States of Americawork
Steve (@StevenChanMD, http://www.stevenchanMD.com) is a resident physician in psychiatry & human behavior at the University of California, Davis School of Medicine. As current American Psychiatric Association (APA) & an HHS-funded SAMHSA/MFP Fellow, Dr. Chan serves on the Council of Communications and Workgroup on Mental Health & Psychiatric Apps. He’s currently researching asynchronous telepsychiatry and bridging language gaps with mobile health. Dr. Chan’s insights on health technology trends appear on iMedicalApps.com, a leading news site written by physicians for physicians on mobile health. He has won awards at numerous health tech competitions and presented at Health 2.0 Silicon Valley, UC Berkeley-Genentech Hacking Health, and the California Healthcare Foundation Design-a-thon. Dr. Chan was previously a visual designer and software engineer at both Microsoft & UC Berkeley.
Technology, Public Health, Design, Business models, Research methods, HCI/Ubicomp, Visualization, Social Media, Apps
Suneeta (Suni) Godbole _No Photo AvailableStatistician/Data AnalystUniversity of California, San DiegoAcademia/UniversityWork La Jolla California United States of Americawork
Public Health, Research methods, Data Science, Informatics and Statistics, Visualization
Supriya Kumar _No Photo AvailableResearch Assistant ProfessorUniversity of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public HealthAcademia/UniversityWork Pittsburgh Pennsylvania United States of Americawork
The overarching theme in my research is health disparities. I studied racial disparities in vaccine uptake and the voluntary decision to stay home from work if ill during the 2009 H1N1 pandemic. I use the social ecological model and models of the social determinants of health extensively to inform my studies. I use computational modeling to assess the impact of social factors on individual and area-level disparities in influenza rates.
Technology, Public Health, Policy, Visualization
Susan Little _No Photo AvailableProfessor of MedicineUniversity of California San DiegoAcademia/UniversityWork San Diego California United States of Americawork
I am interested in using social media data to characterize and infer the network structure of men who have sex with men and are HIV infected or at risk for HIV infection. These data will be used to develop more effective methods to target HIV prevention services.
Technology, Public Health, Privacy, Visualization, Social Media
Susan Williams _No Photo AvailableResearch ConsultantCenter for Sustainable HealthAcademia/University, Medicine/Health CareWork Los Angeles California United States of Americawork
I am a digital and social media strategist and writer focusing on health, science, and technology. I work as a consultant for research institutes and healthcare startups and have written about social media strategy for healthcare professionals, as well as thought pieces about new technologies and approaches to lowering health care costs while expanding quality care. I’ve designed marketing and PR plans for nonprofits, startups, and health and science organizations. I’m interested in Health Data Exploration Network’s potential to increase access and quality of health and wellness to more people.
Technology, Public Health, Visualization, Social Media, Internet of Things
Susan Williams _No Photo AvailableFounderAgency OtherAcademia/University, Medicine/Health Care, Non-profitWork Los Angeles California United States of Americawork
I entered Columbia University as a pre-med student and shifted my studies to anthropology, where I became interested in the question of how humans represent memory in time and through various mediums (obsessed with German monuments and “anti-monuments”). After graduating, I moved to Tokyo to study Japanese and returned to New York City to begin my Masters in East Asian Cultural Studies at New York University. There, I focused on inter-war Japan and representations of the conflation of national and individual reproductive health and mental wellness. Now I work as a consultant and remain interested in time and storytelling, particularly around how illnesses are represented and how abnormalities or crises are defined. I love exploring these notions along with the evolving relationship between humans and technology in managing everyday health and wellness.
Technology, Public Health, Design, Policy, Ethics/IRB, Data Science, Visualization, Devices, Apps, Internet of Things
Tamar Sharon _No Photo AvailableAssistant ProfessorMaastricht UniversityAcademia/UniversityWork Maastricht Netherlandswork
I’m a philosopher of technology at Maastricht University in the Netherlands, where I research the societal and ethical impact of new technologies, mostly in the domain of health and medicine. I spent a few years working on self-tracking for health, learning a lot from the QS community, and recently I’ve gotten more interested in how the data generated by tracking devices can be used for medical research, and how this may require a rethinking of some foundational concepts like informed consent, privacy, inclusiveness, openness and participation. In particular, I’m looking at the ethical issues involved in the move of large consumer tech companies like Apple (ResearchKit) and Google (DeepMind) into this space, where concerns around digital health and digital capitalism intersect. Who will be the gate-keepers of health datasets in the future? How do we ensure that personal health data is used for the common good? What are the best forms of governance for this new health research ecosystem?
Tammy D. Allen _No Photo AvailableProfessorUniversity of South FloridaAcademia/UniversityWork Tampa Florida United States of Americawork
Technology, Public Health, Research methods, Data Science, Devices
Tanzeem Choudhury _No Photo AvailableAssociate ProfessorCornell UniversityAcademia/UniversityWork Ithaca New York United States of Americawork
Tanzeem Choudhury is an associate professor in Computing and Information Science at Cornell University and directs the People-Aware Computing group. She is also a co-founder of HealthRhythms Inc. Tanzeem received her PhD from the Media Laboratory at MIT and BS in Electrical Engineering from University of Rochester. Tanzeem was awarded the MIT Technology Review TR35 award in 2008, NSF CAREER award and TED Fellowship in 2009.
Technology, HCI/Ubicomp, Devices, Apps, Internet of Things
Thanos Kosmidis _No Photo AvailableCorporate/Private Sector
Technology, Business models, Research methods, Social Media
Theodore Walls _No Photo AvailableDirector, Center for Health Monitoring and InterventionUniversity of Rhode Island
Thomas Blomseth Christiansen _No Photo AvailableCo-founder | OwnerTOTTI Labs | Konsulent BlomsethCorporate/Private SectorWork Hjørring Denmarkwork
I have been working with personal health data since I started doing self-tracking using mobile technology to “debug” my allergies back in 2007-8. In 2009 I co-founded a startup dedicated to developing a service for helping people with complex, chronic health conditions collect data from their daily living and use that data in collaboration with their health practitioners to uncover the underlying drivers of their issues. The experience and insights gleaned from that effort I am now putting to good use at my new venture TOTTI Labs where my business partner and I are developing the next generation of technology for active self-tracking of subjectively perceived phenomena (Ecological Momentary Assessment). I believe that personal health data created actively and consciously by the individual have much more merit than the general discourse about digital health suggests. A long-standing member of the Quantified Self community my own self-tracking project has been documented through Show&Tell talks over the years and has been featured in international news media.
Technology, Business models, Research methods, Data Science, Informatics and Statistics, Apps
Thomas Carton, PhD, MS _No Photo AvailableLouisiana Public Health Institute
Tiffany Veinot _No Photo AvailableAssociate Professor of Information and of Health Behavior and Health EducationUniversity of MichiganAcademia/UniversityWork Ann Arbor Michigan United States of Americawork
Dr. Tiffany Veinot is an Associate Professor at the Schools of Information and Public Health at the University of Michigan.
Veinot’s primary research interests focus on community health informatics, including four key themes: 1) Identifying factors that affect health information access, acquisition and use in marginalized communities and families; 2) Characterizing “mismatches” between health information services/technologies and the needs, priorities and behaviors of their intended users; 3) Developing a conceptual foundation for “community health informatics” interventions; and 4) Developing and testing informatics interventions to address community-level health disparities.
Veinot’s published research has garnered awards from the Journal of Documentation, Canadian Association of Information Science, the American Society for Information Science & Technology and the Association for Library and Information Science Education.
Veinot has held or co-held grants from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Veterans Affairs, Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research, Institute of Museum and Library Services, Canadian Institutes for Health Research, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research and Ontario HIV Treatment Network.
Veinot served as a member of the Biomedical Library and Informatics Review Committee (BLIRC) at the National Library of Medicine and on the Scientific Program Committee of the 2014 AMIA Annual Symposium.
Prior to completing her PhD, Veinot had more than ten years of professional experience in health-related nonprofit organizations. In recognition of her nonprofit leadership, Veinot garnered several awards, including being profiled in Who’s Who of Canadian Women.
Public Health, Research methods, Data Science, Social Media, Social Justice / Digital Divide
Tiffany Woelfel _No Photo AvailableSocial Media ResearcherUniversity of WashingtonAcademia/University, Medicine/Health Care, Government/Civil Service, Non-profitWork Seattle Washington United States of Americawork
I have over 13 years of professional experience conducting research, primarily in the areas of social media and research ethics, treatment and research of substance abuse and post-traumatic stress disorder, health disparities, sexually transmitted infections, criminal justice, child services, and addiction medicine. My principal job experience lies in the areas of database design, preparing applications and modifications for Institutional Review Boards, supervising large teams of field staff, assuring recruitment and retention of participants in longitudinal studies, and organizing data collection efforts for study sites while meeting the needs of academic clients. I served as Data Collection Manager for several different projects ranging in size, duration, and population. In addition to management responsibilities on individual projects, I created and implemented innovative ways to use emerging technology for the management of field staff and for locating difficult-to-find subpopulations. I also offer expertise in diagnosing the mentally ill with Axis I and II disorders as defined by the DSM. Graduate level fellowship work included initiation of the administrative efforts for data sharing agreements across several state agencies for the implementation of legislation that mandates collaborative efforts in data transparency to the public on children in the welfare system. My ability to think outside the box, energize new projects, and re-energize stalled efforts has been commended throughout my evolving career.
Technology, Public Health, Ethics/IRB, Privacy, Social Media
TONY CHEN _No Photo AvailableSOFTWARE ENGINEERUCSDAcademia/University, Medicine/Health CareWork LA JOLLA California United States of Americawork
Public Health, Privacy, Electronic Health Records
Victor Lee _No Photo AvailableAssociate ProfessorUtah State UniversityWork Logan Utah United States of Americawork
Victor Lee is an Associate Professor of Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences who conducts research related to the application of Quantified Self with youth and educational settings. In that vein, he has designed new curriculum and worked with elementary, middle, and high school students on self-tracking projects. In addition, he has been involved in research on the Quantified Self movement and the ways in which people give meaning to their tracked data. Such work has implications for how personal data, whether it is related explicitly to health or physical activity behaviors generally, can best leveraged for use in both formal and informal educational settings. He is a recipient of an NSF CAREER award, the Jan Hawkins Award for contributions to research on learning technologies, and a fellowship from the National Academy of Education and the Spencer Foundation. He published a book through Routledge recently related to the intersection of learning technologies and the human body and is the author of several journal articles in that area. He completed his doctorate at Northwestern University and his undergraduate training at University of California, San Diego.
Technology, HCI/Ubicomp, Visualization, Social Justice / Digital Divide, Other