|Dr. Wanda Pratt
Wanda Pratt is a Professor in the Information School with an adjunct appointment in Biomedical & Health Informatics in the Medical School at the University of Washington. She received her Ph.D. in Medical Informatics from Stanford University, and her M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Texas. Her research focuses on understanding patients needs and designing new technologies to address those needs. She has worked with people coping with a variety of chronic diseases, such as cancer, diabetes, asthma, and heart disease. Dr. Pratt has received best paper awards from the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA), the ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, and the Journal of the American Society of Information Science & Technology (JASIS&T). Her research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the National Library of Medicine, the Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality, the Robert Woods Johnson Foundation, Intel, and Microsoft. Dr. Pratt is a fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics.
Amanda Lazar is pursing a PhD in Biomedical and Health Informatics. Her research interests are largely focused on using technology to improve opportunities for leisure and recreational activities for older adults, particularly those with dementia. She is also involved in projects examining the use of sensors and robotic pets for older adults. Her dissertation focuses on evaluating a multi-functional technology system designed to facilitate communication, activity engagement, and cognitive stimulation for people with dementia in a memory care unit.
You can read more about her research at: http://students.washington.edu/alaz
|Leslie S. Liu
Leslie Liu is a PhD candidate in Biomedical and Health Informatics. Her research interests lie at the intersection of human-computer interaction and health informatics. She is interested in understanding the needs of various people involved in healthcare (patients and clinicians) and how to better design and support their needs through technology. Her dissertation project focuses on the design of communication technologies for children with a chronic illness. Before coming to the University of Washington, Leslie received her M.S. in Informatics at the University of California, Irvine.
For more information, please visit: http://www.lesliesliu.com
Albert Park is a PhD student in Biomedical and Health Informatics. His research interests lies in studying social behaviors and phenomena from large data by means of natural language processing (NLP), qualitative analysis, machine learning, and statistics. His experience includes processing online community text using NLP to learn users’ health interest topics and measuring topical similarity in an online community to understand communication dynamics between users. He spends his leisure time watching basketball and boxing or working out.
More information is on his website: http://students.washington.edu/alpark7
|Eun Kyoung Choe
Eun Kyoung Choe received her PhD from the Information School at University of Washington, where she worked on human-computer interaction, health informatics, and design. Her research focused on designing, developing, and evaluating health-monitoring technologies to promote healthy sleep behaviors and physical activities. During her graduate studies, she worked at Microsoft Research, Intel Labs, Google, and Motorola. She received her MS degree in Information Management and Systems from University of California, Berkeley and her BS degree in Industrial Design from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST).
See more at: http://students.washington.edu/eunky