Schedule

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Reading links with a leading ‘*’ include student paper presentations.

Section 1:  Trends in Personal Health Informatics

WEEK 1 Date Reading Topic Assignment
Mon Aug 21 Introduction (slides):

  • Introductions
  • Course goals
  • Grading and policies
  • Project overview
  • Motivation: how health informatics is altering our lives
Short Survey (Out)
Wed Aug23 Healthcare Revolution Healthcare Revolution: (slides)

  • Key political, cultural and technological trends shaping health informatics

 

HW1 (Out)
Fri Aug 25 Short Survey (Due)
WEEK 2
Mon Aug 28 ST: 1 & 2 Self-Tracking:

  • Introduction
  • The “patient” of the future
  • The Quantified Self movement
  • Self-monitoring in medicine
  • Citizen science: self-experimentation
P0 (Out)
P1 (Out)
Wed Aug30 Applications: Mental Health Guest Lecture: Gari Clifford, Emory University
“Scalable predictive mHealth monitoring: From cardiovascular to mental health”

WEEK 3
Mon Sep4 No Class: Labor Day HW1 (Due)
Wed Sep6 Physical Activity: 1 & 2 Self-Tracking/Monitoring

Tracking: Physical Activity

Fri Sep8 P0 (Due)
P1 A (Due)
WEEK 4
Mon Sep11 Eating
Sleep: 1
Eating and Nutrition (self- and automated tracking)
Sleep (self- and automated tracking) (1 of 2)
Wed Sep13 *Sleep:  2 Sleep (self- and automated tracking) (2 of 2)
WEEK 5
Mon Sep 18
Stress: 1 & 2
Stress (self- and automated tracking)

  • Self-report
  • Galvanic Skin Response
  • Heart Rate Variability
HW2 (Out)
Wed Sep20 Students Present Proposals P1 B (Due)
WEEK 6
Mon Sep 25 Behavioral Modeling using Vision-Based Approaches

Guest Speaker: Agata Rozga, PhD: Opportunities for computing to improve measurement of behavior in autism

Wed Sep 27 Applications: Chronic Lung Disease

Guest Lecture: Rosa Arriaga, PhD:
Mobile Phone Interventions for Chronic Lung Disease (COPD, Asthma)

 P1 C (Due)

Section 2: Designing and Evaluating Interventions

WEEK 7
Mon Oct2 *Feedback: 1 & 2 Data Visualization, System Feedback (1 of 2):

  • Data Representations
  • Framing

 

Wed Oct 4 *Feedback: 3 & 4 Data Visualization, System Feedback  (2 of 2), Self-Reflection

  • Displays
  • Uncertainty

 

P1 D (Due)
WEEK 8
Mon Oct 9 *Behavior: 1-2 No Class: Student Recess  

 

Wed Oct 11 *Behavior: 3-4  

Designing for “Behavior Change” (1 of 2):

Theories of behavior
Motivation
Early Feedback Survey

Short HW 2 Presentations

P2-P4 (Out) HW2 (Due)

WEEK 9
Mon Oct 16 Designing for “Behavior Change” (2 of 2):

  • Environment
  • Goal-Setting
Wed Oct 18 Health Games Finish Behavior Change (Habits)

HW 2 Presentations
Health Games:

  • Educational Interventions
  • Behavioral Interventions
 P2 (Due)
WEEK 10
Mon Oct 23 Class Activity: Health Games

P2 Presentations

HW3 (Out )
Wed Oct 25 P2 Presentations
WEEK 11
Mon Oct 30 Social: 1 & 2 Social Interventions
Wed Nov 1 Pt Participation: 1 & 2 Patient Participation in Healthcare

  • HIPAA
  • PCOR and PROs
  • Connecting patients to expertise
  • Patient engagement
P3 (Due)
WEEK 12
Mon Nov 6
No Class: Travel to the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) Conference
Wed Nov 8 Class Activity: P4 Progress
WEEK 13
Mon Nov 13  Evaluation: 1 & 2 Class Activity: P4 Progress (Cont.)

Evaluating Interventions:
Experimental
Approaches (1 of 2):

  • Single Case Designs
  • CEEBIT
Wed Nov 15 Evaluation: 3 Class Activity: P5 Discussion

Evaluating Interventions:
Experimental
Approaches (2 of 2): Multi-Component Interventions (MCI)

  • Just-in-time Adaptive Interventions
  •  SMART designs
  • Factorial Designs
P4 Due,
WEEK 14
Mon Nov 20 HW3 (Due)
Wed Nov 22 No Class: Fall Break

Section 3:  Applications

WEEK 15
Mon Nov 27 Diabetes, IBD and Hypertension Applications: Metabolic Syndrome, Diabetes, IBD and Hypertension
Wed Nov 29 Class Activity: Project Presentations
WEEK 16        
Mon Dec 4 Final Class Day:
Class Activity: Project Presentations (2 of 2)
 P5 (Due)
Wed Dec 6   Dead Week