UCLIC Research Seminar Series

UCLIC Research Seminar 9th June:  Mark Newman, University of Michigan - Collaborating around health data: towards support for patient-caregiver-provider collaboration in the management of chronic health conditions
Mark Newman, University of Michigan

Title

UCLIC Research Seminar 9th June: Mark Newman, University of Michigan - Collaborating around health data: towards support for patient-caregiver-provider collaboration in the management of chronic health conditions

Abstract

An explosion in low-cost sensing and mobile self-tracking technologies is promising to transform care for chronic health conditions. As patients have greater access to continuous streams of data regarding their health and related behaviors, they, their caregivers, and their health providers will (hopefully) be able to obtain greater insights into how care practices, contextual factors, and physical processes interact to influence the management of their conditions. Currently, however, strategies for effective use of patient-generated data are poorly understood and thus represent an important focus area for research. In this talk, I will present findings from two recent studies into the management of complex chronic conditions—spinal cord injury and type I diabetes— and draw implications for the design of long-term tracking technologies that support collaboration among patients, providers, and caregivers.

Biography

Mark W. Newman is an Associate Professor in the School of Information and Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Michigan. His research interests lie broadly in the fields of Human-Computer Interaction and Ubiquitous Computing, with particular foci in context-aware computing, health informatics, and sustainable HCI. He founded the Michigan Interactive and Social Computing (MISC) group, which presently counts over 100 faculty members and PhD students at the University of Michigan among its members. Recently, Prof. Newman led the launch of the first massive online User Experience Design and Research MicroMasters program on edX.org, which has received over 100,000 enrollments in its first 6 months. Prior to joining the University of Michigan, Prof. Newman was a Research Scientist at Xerox PARC from 2000-2007. He received his PhD and MS degrees in Computer Science from the University of California at Berkeley, and his BA in Philosophy from Macalester College.

Host

Mark Newman is being hosted by Rayoung Yang. Please contact Rayoung if you would like to meet him.