Matthew K. Hong

PhD Candidate

School of Interactive Computing
Georgia Institute of Technology

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I am a PhD candidate in the Human-Centered Computing program at Georgia Tech. I am co-advised by Dr. Lauren Wilcox and Dr. Rosa Arriaga, and I am part of the Health Experience and Applications Lab (aka Hx Lab).

My research focuses on designing collaborative health information technologies that scaffold patients' gradual participation in care. In my research, I apply quantitative and qualitative methods in various settings that span field interviews, patient portal analytics, surveys, diary studies, prototype design and deployment, and participatory design. With oncology, hematology, and rheumatology clinical collaborators at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, I am investigating how design methods can evolve to better engage adolescents and family caregivers throughout the process of tracking and co-designing rich representations of the patients’ daily illness experiences that have personal relevance to their management of treatment effects. My work is published in leading conference proceedings and journals, including the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (ACM SIGCHI) and the Journal of American Medical Informatics Association (JAMIA).

I hold a Master's in Human-Computer Interaction from Carnegie Mellon University and a B.S. in Cognitive Science from the University of California, San Diego.

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paper Nov 25, 2018
Dissertation work was accepted for presentation at the CHI 2019 Doctoral Consortium.
paper Nov 19, 2018
Dissertation work was accepted for presentation at the iConference 2019 Doctoral Colloqium.
paper Sep 21, 2018
Work on public attitudes on adolescent portal privacy was accepted at JAMIA.
other Sep 4, 2018
Seattle Children's Hospital changed it's policy on adolescent portal access (effective Sep 12, 2018) based on our recent JAMIA publication.
other Jul 11, 2018
Invited talk at NSF REU Civic Data Science Seminar Series.
other May 4, 2018
Proposed dissertation thesis.
travel Apr 21 - 26, 2017
CHI 2018 in Montréal, Québec, Canada.
paper Apr 4, 2018
Work on adolescent portal privacy features was accepted at JAMIA.
paper Mar 31, 2018
Work on designing clinician facing patient-generated data dashboards has been accepted at ICHI.
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