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Managed Care Podcast about MyPath | April 7, 2019

Beth recently sat down for an interview with the Managed Care Cast Podcast where she discussed the history and impact of the MyPath app. MyPath uses AI to guide patients' cancer journey. To listen to the interview, click here

Digital Self-Harm in the News | March 23, 2019

The Globe & Mail recently published an opinion piece about the various aspects of digital self-harm and the consequences of it on individuals, families, and communities. Jessica's dissertation work focusing on expanding this definition and connecting it to clinical practice was featured. Congrats Jess!

Beth to Present at AAAS Meeting | February 15, 2019

Today Beth is participating on a panel at AAAS on A New Paradigm for Health Care in the 21st Century along with Amit Sheth and Vijay Chandru and . The AAAS is the world’s largest multidisciplinary scientific society dedicated to advancing science for the benefit of all people. Learn more about the discussion here. Congrats Beth!!

Maia Receives iSchools Dissertation Award! | January 18, 2019

Our own Dr. Maia Jacobs was recently announced as the winner of the 2019 iSchools Doctoral Dissertation Award ! The iSchools Doctoral Dissertation Award recognizes the best iSchool dissertations of the preceding year. Nominations are solicited from all members of the iSchools organization (over 100 institutions worldwide) and judged by an award committee drwan from leading international schools. The Award Committee felt it was timely and important, and lauded its impact in how patients manage their health. Congrats Maia!!

ECL at CSCW 2018 | September 25, 2018

The lab will be well represented at CSCW this year! Jessica and Maia are part of the organizing committee for the Conducting Research with Stigmatized Populations workshop (https://sites.google.com/view/stigmaresearchworkshop2018). Maia and Beth will be presenting their paper MyPath: investigating breast cancer patients use of personalized health information on Wednesday. We look forward to seeing everyone in Jersey City this November!!

New ECL Members | September 2, 2018

This semester we have a wonderful group of new students working in the Everyday Computing Lab! Pearl Ruparel, Rach Feinberg, and Aparna Ramesh are Masters students and Cooper Link, Anjana Balamourougan, and Jack Weinkselbaum are Undergraduates. They are working on a range of exciting projects that span from adaptive mobile tablets to optimization of health mobile apps to developing tools to support patients and caregivers. To learn more about these great students, click here. Welcome to the lab!!

2018 NSF Smart Heath PI Workshop | August 30, 2018

The ECL will be represented at the 2018 NSF Smart Health Workshop by Beth and Jessica. The purpose of this workshop is to to discuss and promote advances in smart health research and to foster partnerships and education for the future of smart health. Beth will be presenting the results from the MyPath tablet which provides adaptive support for breast cancer patients throughout their phases of treatment. Jessica received a Student Travel grant from NSF to attend and present her research at the workshop. The workshop takes place in Arlington, VA on September 24-26th.

ECL @ CHI 2018 | April 20, 2018

ECL will be attending CHI 2018. Jessica will be participating in the 3rd Symposium on Computing in Mental Health , presenting components of her dissertation research focused on interviewing clinicians and patients about how technology impacts the presentation of eating disorders in the clinical context. Maia and Beth will also be in attendance. We are looking forward to seeing everyone in Montreal!!

2018 ICED Conference | April 5, 2018

Jessica will be presenting her work on characterizing type of eating disordered content across various social media platforms at this year's Association of Eating Disorders's International Conference on Eating Disorders (ICED) in Chicago on Friday, April 20th. The ICED conference is a scientific conference that spans research and education from basic science to the treating clinician; ICED is attended by leading international researchers and includes presentations and discussions on the cutting edge of research in the field. Congrats Jessica!!

ECL @ CCC Workshop on Health Disparities | April 3, 2018

Next week Beth and Jessica (and several ECL Alumni) will be attending the CCC workshop Sociotechnical Interventions for Health Disparity Reduction. This workshop will bring together leading researchers in computing, health informatics, and behavioral medicine to develop an integrative research agenda regarding sociotechnical interventions to reduce health disparities and improve the health of socio-economically disadvantaged populations. Both Beth and Jessica are looking forward to engaging a workshop in New Orleans!

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