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I am Associate Professor of Informatics in the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences at the University of California, Irvine. My research interests lie in the intersection of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW) and Health Informatics. In particular, I am interested in designing and evaluating interactive systems for clinical documentation, patient-provider interaction and personal information management during chronic care. I received my PhD degree from the iSchool at Drexel University in 2008, and a Bachelor of Medicine degree from China Medical University in 2003.
My research aims to provide empirical, conceptual, and theoretical understandings of information practices in healthcare through in situ examination of how healthcare providers and consumers, e.g. patients and caregivers, interact with computerized technologies in their daily lives or work practices. I have done extensive research exploring sociotechnical impacts and design issues of electronic health records systems, and more recently, patient-facing applications such as personal informatics tools and chronic disease management systems.
Currently, I am Director of the Undergraduate Minor Program in health informatics. Since Fall 2016, I serve as Vice Chair for Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Informatics.
Feburary 2017: I will be a co-chair for CHI 2018 doctoral consortium.
January 2017: I will be serving as the editor for Health Matters forum in Interactions.
December 2016: Congratulations to Amid, Clara, Sun Young, Yu, and Xinning for having their papers accepted in CHI 2017 conference.
A list of my publications is available at Google Scholar.
Yu Chen (postdoctoral fellow)
6099 Bren Hall
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