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, Review HW1

 

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 Students Present Proposals
WEEK 6
Mon Sep 25  Stress: 1 & 2 Stress (self- and automated tracking)

  • Clinical instruments
  • Self-report
  • Galvanic Skin Response
  • Heart Rate Variability
Wed Sep 27  Eating & Nutrition Eating and Nutrition (self- and automated tracking) 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

 

HW1 (Due)

 

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

  • Displays
  • Uncertainty

 

 
WEEK 8
Mon Oct 9 No Class: Student Recess  

 

Wed Oct 11 *Behavior: 1-3

 

 

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

Theories of behavior
Motivation
Early Feedback Survey

Short HW 2 Presentations

P1 C (Due) 

 

 

 

WEEK 9
Mon Oct 16  *Behavior: 4-5 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
P1 D (Due)

 

P2-P4 (Out)

WEEK 10
Mon Oct 23 Class Activity: Health Games

P2 Presentations

 

 

HW2 (Out)

Wed Oct 25 UCD for Behavioral Health Promo

Social: 1 & 2

Social Interventions
WEEK 11
Mon Oct 30 Class Activity:
P2 Presentations, P3 Planning
P2 (Due)  
Wed Nov 1 UCD for Patient Engagement Patient Participation in Healthcare

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

Evaluating Interventions:
Experimental
Approaches (1 of 2):

  • Single Case Designs
  • CEEBIT
Wed Nov 15 Evaluation: 3  

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

  • Just-in-time Adaptive Interventions
  •  SMART designs
  • Factorial Designs
HW2 (Due) 
WEEK 14
Mon Nov 20  Class Activity: P5 Planning P4 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  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