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Dear CHI Attendees,

We would like to invite you to join us on Wednesday May 10th from
9:30a-10:50a (Room 301) for our SIG at CHI'2017: "Bridging Communities for
Better HIT: Streaming Conversations from WISH on Challenges, Strategies,
and Opportunities”. At the end of the email you will find an abstract of
the SIG. More details of the SIG can be found using this link

The SIG will start with an overview of WISH (the Workshops on Interactive
Systems in Healthcare) by the speakers followed by interactive discussions.
We would be excited to have you and your colleagues join us in exploring
opportunities in growing a nurturing community and developing a research
agenda that will drive future innovations in healthcare.


Health Information Technology (HIT) has enormous potential to transform
healthcare, and optimal design and implementation of HIT has to incorporate
diverse fields’ perspectives, including medicine, engineering, design,
anthropology, and other related disciplinary areas. The Workshops on
Interactive Systems in Healthcare (WISH) at CHI 2017 is designed to bring
together researchers and practitioners for shared conversations and nurture
a common community of practice. This SIG will further facilitate open,
cross-disciplinary conversations with diverse CHI participants about the
future of WISH, disclosing the closed conversations among steering
committee members and organizers of WISH to the CHI audience for additional
input.  This SIG will explore opportunities in growing a nurturing
community and developing a research agenda that will drive future
innovations in healthcare.

Topics for presentations and discussion include but not limited to:


   Overview of WISH: history, program, mentoring, outreach

   Discuss venues for research funding and  research results dissemination.
   (i.e. How to obtain funding from NSF, NIH, foundations or industry with
   this type of interdisciplinary work).

   Develop training and educational programs to bridge communities, such as
   cross-training for interested individuals from the medical community and
   the HCI community (i.e. continuing education, webinar).

   Establish mentoring and networking opportunities for students and junior
   researchers, provide them with networking opportunities with leading
   researchers and internship/externship opportunities to apply their training.


Olena Mamykina, PhD

Assistant Professor

Department of Biomedical Informatics

Columbia University

Dr. Olena Mamykina is Assistant Professor of Biomedical Informatics in the
Department of Biomedical Informatics at Columbia University. Her primary
research interests reside in the areas of Biomedical Informatics,
Human-Computer Interaction, Ubiquitous and Pervasive Computing, and
Computer-Supported Collaborative Work.

Gabriela Marcu, PhD

Assistant Professor

College of Computing and Informatics

Drexel University

Dr. Gabriela Marcu is Assistant Professor in the College of Computing and
Informatics and a Research Fellow with the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute at
Drexel University. She holds a PhD in Human-Computer Interaction from
Carnegie Mellon University, and a BS in Informatics from the University of
California, Irvine.

She directs the Empathic Design and Technology Research Group. Her research
seeks to improve coordination and decision-making in health and social
services through technology. She is particularly interested in the contexts
of behavioral intervention, mental health, and special education. She
designs and evaluates new technologies by working closely with community
partners. She use primarily qualitative methods to study and shape the role
of technology in social interactions and organizational workflow.

Predrag Klasnja, PhD

Assistant Professor of Information

School of Information

Assistant Professor of Health Behavior and Health Education

School of Public Health

University of Michigan

Dr. Predrag Klasnja’s research lies at the intersection of Human-Computer
Interaction and Health Informatics. He studies how technology can help
people to better manage their health and to more effectively communicate
with their healthcare providers. His projects cover a range of health
domains. He has done work around cancer care, physical activity, and
diabetes. His current projects examine medication adherence,
self-management of the bipolar disorder, and physical-activity maintenance
following cardiac rehabilitation.

Aleksandra Sarcevic, PhD

Assistant Professor of Information Science

College of Computing and Informatics

Drexel University

Dr. Aleksandra Sarcevic is Assistant Professor of Information Science at
the College of Computing and Informatics at Drexel University, where she
directs the Interactive Systems for Healthcare (IS4H) Research Lab. Her
research interests are in computer supported cooperative work and medical
informatics, with a focus on ethnographic studies of practice and
coordination in safety-critical medical settings that inform technology
design and implementation. Her recent work is in the area of emergency
medical resuscitations, where she hopes to reduce errors and increase
teamwork efficiency by introducing a series of technological interventions.
Her research is supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and
the National Science Foundation (NSF). She was awarded a 2013 National
Science Foundation Early CAREER Grant to continue her work on information
technology design and development for fast-response medical teams. Prior to
her appointment at Drexel, she was a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the
School of Communication and Information (SC&I) at Rutgers University, where
she also completed her Ph.D. in October 2009. In 2010-2011, she was a
visiting assistant professor at the University of Colorado, Boulder, where
she worked on the Project EPIC.

Katie A. Siek, PhD

Associate professor in Informatics

Director of Informatics Undergraduate Studies

Indiana University – Bloomington

Dr. Katie Siek is Associate Professor in Informatics at Indiana University
Bloomington. Her primary research interests are in human computer
interaction, health informatics, and ubiquitous computing. More
specifically, she is interested in how sociotechnical interventions affect
personal health and well being. Her research is supported by the National
Institutes of Health, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the National
Science Foundation including a five-year NSF CAREER award. She has been
awarded a CRA-W Borg Early Career Award (2012) and a Scottish Informatics
and Computer Science Alliance Distinguished Visiting Fellowship (2010 &
2015). Prior to returning to her alma mater, she was a professor for 7
years at the University of Colorado Boulder. She earned her PhD and MS at
Indiana University Bloomington in computer science and her BS in computer
science at Eckerd College. She was a National Physical Science Consortium
Fellow at Indiana University and a Ford Apprentice Scholar at Eckerd

Organizers: Jing Zhang, Gabriela Marcu, Julie A. Kientz, Laura R. Pina,
Siddhant Ambulkar, Lena Mamykina, Jina Huh

Primary contact: Jing Zhang [log in to unmask]

CHI program link:!sigs1005

Jing Zhang

PhD Candidate
UC San Diego Department of Biomedical Informatics


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