CURRENT PROJECTS

                                                                    
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We study design requirements of user centered Artificial Intelligence (AI) systems in healthcare to improve  clinicians-AI interaction. We specifically explore at how trust is formed in this interaction, and design requirements to enable optimum trust between users and AI system to improve the quality of decision making and related patient safety outcomes in clinical environment.



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The impact of Technology Use on New Cancer Patient Visits
This federally funded project specifically explores how technology use impact communication, shared decision making, cognitive workload,  and trust in oncology visits with the newly diagnosed cancer patients. We  recruit new cancer patients at Hackensack Meridian Cancer Center.
Sponsors: National Institute of Health, R15 Mechanism (2020-2022)

 

Human Factors Considerations of AI Applications in Healthcare
This project explores several AI applications used in the healthcare field from human factors perspective to improve user experience as well as outcomes. We explore several important human factors principles for AI systems in healthcare, these principles are usability,  interface design, cognitive workload and ecological validity.

 

Uniting Causal and Mental Models for Shared Decision-Making in Diabetes
This project will lead to methods that can automatically learn personalized causal models that are specific to the decision-making situation and individual's health, and communicated in the context of an individual's knowledge in diabetic care. This work will close the gap from data to decisions by bridging computational methods for causal inference, insight into the cognitive processes underlying decisions, and shared decision-making.
Sponsors: National Science Foundation, Smart Connected Health (2019-2023)

Family-Centered Smart Systems in Pediatrics ICU 
This project explores how a collaborative novel informatics tool improves family engagement, empowerment as well as family/team situation awareness in Pediatrics ICU. 
Sponsors: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
     



EHRs and Patient Engagement in Primary care
This project includes an intervention to improve the shared view of EHR display in the primary care exam rooms and examined how this intervention 
patient engagement, trust, and patient-centered communication.
Sponsors: Clinical and Translational Science Institute,  Wisconsin President Award




 Consumer Informatics and Patient-Reported Data
This project has an implementation piece of consumer informatics tool to improve the collection of patient contextualized data and utilizing data for improving various patient outcomes.
Sponsors:  AHW Research and Education Program, PCOR Seed Grant



Engaging Veterans into PCOR for Lung Cancer Screening
This PCORI funded award aims to establish Veterans patient advisory council and stakeholder group to generate research agendas  for Lung Cancer screening optimization 

Sponsors:  Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Engagement Award






      
Designing a Shared Decision-Making tool for Lung Cancer Screening
We utilize user-centered design principles to develop a user-centered collaborative shared decision-making tool for lung cancer screening to be used by VA patients and providers.
Sponsors:  HSR&D MERIT REVIEW AWARD (PARENT I01) 










Care Coordination and Safety in the Care of Medically Complex Patients
We study the care coordination and safety/hazards in transition between inpatient, outpatient and home settings for both adult and pediatrics complex patients.






 Technology-Assisted Patient Empowerment Intervention for Adults with T2DM 
We are designing multi-level technology-assisted interventions for diabetes patients especially from under-served populations to improve their situational awareness for better T2DM outcomes.








Completed Projects

Enhancing Prematurity Decision Making for Parents
We developed a collaborative tool to be used for parents and providers in Neonatal ICU for critical decision making regarding the premature delivery decision. We used the user-centered design approach to finalize the product. We currently work on how this technology impact outcomes including shared decision making.
Sponsors: National Institute of Children Health Development/NIH, AMAG Pharmaceuticals 

Ethnographic field studies in healthcare
In collaboration with Enid Montague’s Human-Computer Interaction Lab at UW-Madison, later the WHEEL Lab at Northwestern, projects related to consumer health IT, trust in smart medical devices, and electronic health record workflow during primary care visits and the care delivery process were conducted. 





A Statewide RCT to Reduce Use of Ineffective or Unproven Breast Cancer Care 
We designed a collaborative technology to be used during the encounter between oncology doctor and breast cancer patients to improve shared decision-making process regarding the treatment
Sponsors: NIH Cancer Institute  (R01)





           Creating Virtual  Surgery Targets to Improve Outcomes of Nasal Airway Surgery
             We used the Technology Acceptance Model to develop decision aids technology for surgeons to improve outcomes of nasal airway surgery. 
            Sponsors: National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (R01)