Hi, Lisa! Please tell us a little about your day job.
I am Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Health and Community Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. I recently taught the medical school’s first online course, which was on Mobile Health Design. That and my other courses are all at the intersection of technology and health communication.
What are you passionate about?
Teaching, writing, swing dancing, and, most recently, running. I have been running for 4 weeks and my longest run so far was 40:04. I have my sights on a 5K. I tried 2 running apps, by the way, but didn’t find them helpful.
What are you doing to “hack” health care?
I design apps or redesign existing apps to improve them. I try to think creatively about how apps can help people achieve their health goals. I even submitted an app to the Surgeon General’s App Challenge. It didn’t win but I enhanced it and submitted it to Mayor Menino’s App Challenge. Cross your fingers!.
Why are you attending HealthCamp Boston?
I have never been to a HealthCamp before so wanted to try it.
If you were to lead a session, what would it be about?
My session would be about mobile app design. I would focus on how apps can be better integrated into daily life and the roles of evidence-based medicine and big data in helping people achieve their health goals. Or I would lead a session on improving how people locate health apps and the rating and review process.
What kinds of people do you want to meet at HealthCamp?
I am especially interested in talking to people who share my interest in health apps!
Thanks, Lisa! We’re looking forward to seeing you in September!