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Wednesday, April 1 • 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Health Literacy and Equity

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If knowledge is power, then heath technology clearly benefits those in the know as “the healthy and wealthy” buy Fitbits, log into health care portals and track their calories via smartphone. How can we use design to better serve the health needs of the underserved? In Health Literacy and Equity, we explore the challenge of helping people from all socio-economic levels become aware of their health risks, understand the benefits of nutrition and exercise, and better manage chronic conditions. Progress lies in moving beyond clear communication to developing new tools and approaches that are not just easy to understand, but compelling, engaging, and human.

Moderators
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Chris Hass

SVP, Experience Design, Mad*Pow
Chris finds everything interesting and nothing impossible, which works out great for clients and badly for his free time. Chris brings thirteen years of experience in human factors research, user interface design and accessibility in the development of innovative user experience products and programs to Mad*Pow. Chris has unique expertise conducting human factors research with persons who have physical and cognitive disabilities. Chris also... Read More →

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Lisa Gualtieri

Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Lisa Gualtieri, PhD, ScM is an assistant professor at Tufts University School of Medicine in the Department of Public Health and Community Medicine. She directs the certificate program in Digital Health Communication and her courses include Social Media and Health and Digital Strategies for Health Communication. Lisa's research focuses on patient activism, wearable fitness trackers, strategies to use social media for participant... Read More →
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Mary Ann Petti

User Experience Research Manager, CommunicateHealth
Mary Ann is a project manager and lead user researcher for CommunicateHealth clients. The interest she has in people, in their motivations, is genuine. Mary Ann has a desire to understand what makes people tick — and to create information and experiences that meet their needs. Whether she’s developing a research protocol, a persona, or reviewing new ideas with the visual design team, she is committed to building usable, high-quality... Read More →
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Madeleine Rothberg

NCAM Project Director, National Center for Accessible Media
Madeleine works to ensure that technology is accessible to all users, including people with disabilities. She focuses on providing access to multimedia and information technology both through directly accessible solutions such as captions, talking software, and audio description, and through improvements to infrastructure such as interoperability standards. Personal health records, digital libraries, assessment questions, STEM textbooks -- we can... Read More →
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Alan Joseph Williams

Designer, Code for America
Alan is the product designer and user researcher at Code for America's Health Lab, which develops digital services for Californians eligible for or enrolled in social services like SNAP and Medicaid. In 2015, the Health Lab is focused on improving the SNAP participation rate in California—which is currently the country's lowest. You can find him building interfaces on Github, talking shop on Twitter, and telling his story on LinkedIn.


Wednesday April 1, 2015 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Commonwealth B

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