Schedule

Check this page frequently throughout the semester–upcoming content and/or schedule details might change. Copies of all slides, to date, can be found at: https://t-square.gatech.edu/access/content/group/gtc-61ea-89b6-5acf-872e-0d38ac9610bd/Slides/

Reading links with a leading ‘*’ include graduate student paper presentations (papers are presented in pairs; the rest of the class should submit a commentary on T-Square before class.)

Section 1:  Trends in Personal Health Informatics

WEEK 1 Date Reading Topic Assignment
Mon Aug 21 View the total solar eclipse (safely)!

3:40pm (class starts) Introduction:

  • Introductions
  • Course goals
  • Grading and policies
  • Project overview
  • Motivation: how health informatics is altering our lives
Short Survey (Out)
Wed Aug 23 Healthcare Revolution

Self-Tracking I (start)

Healthcare Revolution:

  • Key political, cultural and technological trends shaping health informatics

 

P0 (Out)
Fri Aug  25 Short Survey (Due)
WEEK 2
Mon Aug  28 Self-Tracking I (finish)

Self-Tracking II
Self- Experimentation

 

Self-Tracking

  • The “patient” of the future
  • Quantified Self movement
  • Self-monitoring in medicine
  • Citizen science: self-experimentation
P1 (Out)
Wed Aug 30  

Class Activity: Form Project Teams

 

HW1 (Out)

WEEK 3
Mon Sep 4 No Class: Labor Day
Wed Sep 6 Self- Experimentation (finish)

 

 

Class Activity: Finalize Project Teams

Self-Tracking/Monitoring

Self-Experimentation (finish)

 

 

Fri Sep 8 P0 (Due)
WEEK 4
Mon Sep 11 Physical Activity: 1 & 2 Physical Activity: 1 & 2

Campus closed due to hazardous weather

Wed Sep 13 Physical Activity: 1 & 2 Physical Activity: 1 & 2 P1 A (Due)
WEEK 5
Mon Sep 18 Sleep: 1 &* 2
Sleep (self- and automated tracking) P1A (Due)
Wed Sep 20
WEEK 6
Mon Sep 25  Stress Stress (self- and automated tracking) (begin)

Students Present Proposals

 

Wed Sep 27 Stress (cont.)

 

Stress (self- and automated tracking) (finish)

  • Clinical instruments
  • Self-report
  • Galvanic Skin Response
  • Heart Rate Variability

 

P1 B (Due) 

Section 2: Designing and Evaluating Interventions

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

  • Data Representations
  • Framing

HEX team presents for P1C

MC DjV team presents for P1C

HW1 (Due)

 

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

  • Displays
  • Uncertainty

Care Quality team presents for P1C

Dracarys team presents for P1C

 
WEEK 8
Mon Oct 9 No Class: Student Recess  

 

Wed Oct 11 Eating & Nutrition I

*Behavior: 1-3

 

 

Eating and Nutrition (self- and automated tracking)

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

Theories of behavior
Motivation

 

P1 C (Due) 

 

 

 

WEEK 9
Mon Oct 16  *Behavior: 4-5 Designing for “Behavior Change” (2 of 2):

    • Environment
    • Goal-Setting
  • Early Feedback Survey
Wed Oct 18 Attend GVU Research Showcase P1 D (Due)

 

P2-P4 (Out)

WEEK 10
Mon Oct 23 *Health Games Finish Behavior Change (Habits)
Health Games:

  • Educational Interventions
  • Behavioral Interventions
 

 

HW2 (Out)

Wed Oct 25 UCD for Behavioral Health Promo

Class Activity

UCD for Behavioral Health Promo,

Class Activity: Prepare for P2 presentations

WEEK 11
Mon Oct 30 No Class: Meet with your team to finalize P2 and plan your presentation for Weds (progress and P3 plan) P2 (Due)  
Wed Nov 1  

 

Class Activity:
P2 Presentations, P3 Planning
WEEK 12
Mon Nov 6 UCD for Patient Engagement
No Class: Travel to the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) Conference
Wed Nov 8 Social: 1 & 2 Social Media and Health Communication P3 (Due)
WEEK 13
Mon Nov 13 UCD for Patient Engagement

Pt Participation: 1 & 2

 

 

Patient Participation in Healthcare

 

 

Wed Nov 15  

Patient Reported Outcomes (PROs)

Class Activity:
P3 Feedback and P4 Planning

 

 

HW2 (Due) 
WEEK 14
Mon Nov 20 Evaluation:1,2,3 Evaluating Interventions:

Experimental
Approaches:

  • Single Case Designs
  • CEEBIT
  • Multi-Component Interventions (MCI)
    • Just-in-time Adaptive Interventions
    •  SMART designs
    • Factorial Designs
P4 Due
Wed Nov 22 No Class: Fall Break

Section 3:  Applications

WEEK 15
Mon Nov 27 Diabetes, IBD and Hypertension Class Activity: P5 Planning

Applications: Metabolic Syndrome, Diabetes, IBD and Hypertension

Wed Nov 29  Applications: Mental Health Applications: Mental Health
WEEK 16        
Mon Dec  4 Final Class Day:
Class Activity: Project Presentations (2 of 2)
P5 (Due)
Wed Dec  6