Speakers: Holly B. Jimison, Director of the Consortium on Technology for Proactive Care at Northeastern University, and Amy Shirong Lu, Assistant Professor at Northeastern University
Location: Northeastern University, 440 Huntington Avenue, West Village H building, 1st Floor, Room #110, Boston, Massachusetts 02115
Northeastern faculty members Holly Jimison and Amy Lu will speak about their cutting edge research work at the intersection of health, technology, and analytics. The talks will be followed by complementary refreshments, networking, and information about the new Master’s in Health Data Analytics program at Northeastern. Light refreshments will be served.
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Holly B. Jimison is a Professor in both the College of Computer & Information Science and Bouvé College of Health Science at Northeastern University. As the Director of the Consortium on Technology for Proactive Care at Northeastern University, she leads a multidisciplinary, multi-institutional effort to facilitate research in the area of home monitoring of health behaviors, including helping researchers address the challenges of Big Data related to large amounts of complex and noisy streaming data from multiple sources used to infer clinically relevant health behaviors. She received her PhD in Medical Informatics from Stanford University with dissertation work on a knowledge representation for medical decision making and automated tailored feedback for patients. Previous to joining Northeastern, Dr. Jimison was on the Medical Informatics faculty at Oregon Health & Science University with research projects in the area of consumer health informatics and also served as technology advisor to NIH’s Office of Behavioral and Social Science Research. She served on the Executive Board of the Oregon Center for Aging & Technology and was past president of Oregon’s Health Information Management Systems Society Chapter. Dr. Jimison is a Fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics.
Amy Shirong Lu is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Studies and the Game Design program of the College of Arts, Media and Design and the Department of Health Sciences of the Bouvé College of Health Sciences at Northeastern University. Amy received her BA in English from Peking University, and her master’s in communication studies and doctorate in mass communication from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship with the Children’s Nutrition Research Center at the Department of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine. Amy studies the persuasive mechanism of media and communication technologies and their health behavioral and psychological applications. She is also interested in narratives and virtual media characters (in animation and video games) and their potential application in communicating health messages among youth of different cultures.