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Patients as Safeguards: Understanding and Supporting Hospitalized Patients in Preventing Medical Errors

Friday, February 25 | 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The monthly Seminar Series from the Office of Health Information and Data Science welcomes Wanda Pratt, FACMI, from the University of Washington.

Her research focuses on both understanding the work people do to manage their health and designing new technologies to support that work and reduce its burden, especially in underserved populations.

Join the webinar via the Zoom link at the time of the presentation.

Event Type

Lectures & Presentations, Seminar/Colloquia, Research

Schools

School of Medicine

Topic

Medicine & Health

Website

https://informatics.wustl.edu/event/s...

Department
Bernard Becker Medical Library, Biostatistics, Institute for Informatics
Hashtag

#SeminarSeries

Event Contact

Madeline Kuklo | mkuklo@wustl.edu

Speaker Information

Wanda Pratt is a professor and the associate dean for Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Access, and Sovereignty (IDEAS) in the Information School with an adjunct appointment in Biomedical & Health Informatics in the Medical School at the University of Washington. She received her doctorate in Medical Informatics from Stanford University, her MS in Computer Science from the University of Texas, and her BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Kansas.

Her research focuses on both understanding the work people do to manage their health and designing new technologies to support that work and reduce its burden. She has worked with hospitalized patients as well as people coping with a variety of chronic diseases, such as cancer, diabetes, asthma, and heart disease. Her recent work focuses on support for vulnerable or underserved populations. Pratt has received best paper awards from the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA), the ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, the ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW), and the Journal of the American Society of Information Science & Technology (JASIS&T). Her research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the National Library of Medicine, the Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Intel, and Microsoft. Pratt is a fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics. She recently served two terms on the Board of Directors for AMIA, and Chaired their 2016 Annual Symposium.

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