GVU Center Brown Bag: Forms of Accountability at the Intersection of Science and Design: Implications from Ecologies of Care Studies in PTSD and Diabetes
Computing holds the promise of alleviating negative impacts of mental illness and chronic disorders by scaling human effort and best medical-practices over time and space. One in five adults is experiencing mental illness and four in ten adults in the US have two or more chronic diseases. The urgent need to manage these conditions calls for robust, and reliable technology that is useful and usable by patients and their caregivers. It calls for accountability at the intersection of science and design. In this talk, I will demonstrate how human-centered computing can leverage the generalizability of theoretical frameworks to design and build computational systems for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Diabetes. I will discuss unique challenges in each clinical domain and will present theory-driven technology interventions that address them. I will also explore how these interventions can lead to improved health and wellness in diverse populations.
Dr. Rosa Arriaga is Associate Professor and the Associate Chair of Graduate Studies in the School of Interactive Computing Georgia Tech. She received her PhD in Psychology from Harvard University. Her research interests are in the use of psychological theories and concepts to address fundamental topics of Human Computer Interaction (HCI) and mHealth. She is currently the lead PI for the NSF Smart and Connected Health project titled “Prolonged Exposure Collective Sensing System (PECSS) for PTSD”. In 2022, she received the Dalmas A. Taylor Distinguished Contributions Award from the American Psychological Association.