Health Informatics

Health Informatics

Improving the ability to access, understand, and make use of health information.

Research Projects

CHS: Medium: Collaborative Research: Teachable Activity Trackers for Older Adults

Principal Investigator(s): Eun Kyoung Choe
Pushing the boundaries of how personal tracking devices, such as smart watches, can better support older adults---by identifying what health/activities data would be most useful for older adults if tracked, how to collect/track this data, and utilizing this information to develop a new personalized, multimodal activity tracker.

The AGEP Alliance State System Model to Transform the Hiring Practices and Career Success of Tenure Track Historically Underrepresented Minority Faculty in Biomedical Sciences

Investigator(s): Mary Ann Rankin
This collaborative research brings together five public universities with the goal of developing, implementing, studying, evaluating and disseminating a state level AGEP Alliance model to increase the number of historically underrepresented minority (URM) tenure-track faculty in the biomedical sciences.

Collaborative Research: EAGER: Systems for Assisting in Emotion Regulation in the Wild

Principal Investigator(s): Keith Marzullo
Developing design guidelines for wearable technology that will aid people who need assistance with regulating emotions in the workplace and everyday life. The project is also exploring the impact of breathing interventions in real-world settings that were successful in the laboratory.

Health Informatics News

STEM Education Struggle in the U.S.: The Key Piece We’ve Been Missing

  • UMD iSchool Staff

    In “The Promise of Access,” Dr. Daniel Greene shares a radical perspective on why tech solutions aren’t solving complex social problems such as STEM education and the digital divide.

Jesse Anderson, InfoSci '22, to Compete as Finalist in the UMD Do Good Challenge!

  • UMD iSchool Staff

    Anderson and partner Veeraj Shah's startup nonprofit organization, Chat Health, will be showcased as the competition continues through April 2021.

The Associated Press: Despite Promise, Few in US Adopting COVID-19 Exposure Apps, featuring Jessica Vitak

  • iSchool News

    Dr. Jessica Vitak explains why Americans have been hesitant to use COVID-19 contact tracing smartphone tools.