The Consumer Health Informatics Lab at Yale

is on a mission to improve the health of individuals by supporting innovative research through consultation on inclusive design and usability testing of consumer health products for diverse populations.
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Meet our team

Our philosophy is simple — build a team of diverse, passionate people and foster a culture that empowers you to do your best work
Terika McCall, PhD, MPH, MBA
Director and Principal Investigator
Teresa K. O’Leary, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
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Vignesh Hari Krishnan, M Arch
UI UX Designer
Claudia-Santi F. Fernandes, Ed.D., LPC
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Meagan Foster, MPS
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Heejun Kim, PhD
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Amanda Levi
Amanda Levi, MPH
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Mary Peng, MPH
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Holly Tomlin, MPH
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Our Alumni

Spotlight on our previous CHIL team members
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Bolatito Adepoju, DVM, MS
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Qinhan Hu, MS
Research Assistant
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Ziqing Ji, MS
Research Assistant
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Mahima Kaur, MS
Research Assistant
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Yuechen (Kelly) Liu, MS
Research Assistant
Polina Ovchinnikova, MS
Research Assistant
Wei Pang, MS
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Meera Swaminath, MPH
Research Assistant
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Qingyang Yu, MS
Research Assistant
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Kristal Zhou, MS
Research Assistant

Publications

Human-Algorithmic Interaction Using a Large Language Model-Augmented Artificial Intelligence Clinical Decision Support System
Design of Personal Health Libraries for People Returning from Incarceration in the United States
Formative evaluation of an emergency department clinical decision support system for agitation symptoms: a study protocol
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Black American women’s attitudes toward seeking mental health services and use of mobile technology to support the management of anxiety

Seeking and Providing Social Support on Twitter for Trauma and Distress During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Content and Sentiment Analysis
Toward Community-Based Natural Language Processing (CBNLP): Cocreating With Communities
Attitudes Toward Seeking Mental Health Services and Mobile Technology to Support the Management of Depression Among Black American Women: A cross-sectional study
Personal Health Libraries for People Returning From Incarceration: Protocol for a Qualitative Study
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Recommendations for design of a mobile application to support management of anxiety and depression among Black American women
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Content and Social Network Analyses of Depression-related Tweets of African American College Students
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The Eastern Caribbean Health Outcomes Research Network data sharing platform usability study
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Development of a mobile app to support self-management of anxiety and depression in African American women: usability study

Projects

WellSis App
The purpose of this project is to use a user-centered design approach to co-design a culturally responsive mobile application to support self-management of anxiety and depression among Black women.
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Understanding the Mental Health of Black Women During COVID-19
The purpose of the project is to understand how the mental health of Black American women has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Findings will help to inform the design of future studies and tele mental health service
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Project IMHOTEP: Social Media & Health
The purpose of the project is to explore the topics of depression, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and social determinants of health through use of social media data.
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mHealth for Mental Health
The purpose of the project is to examine the attitudes and perceptions of Black American women towards using mental health services, and the feasibility of using mobile technology to deliver mental health services and resources

Collaborations

Personal Health Libraries for Formerly Incarcerated Individuals (PerHL)
Principal Investigator: Karen H. Wang, MD, MHS
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Development of a Community Responsive Digital Health Tool for Diabetic Retinopathy Screening
Principal Investigator: Kristen Nwanyanwu, MD, MBA, MHS
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CDS for Surgical Site Infection Prevention
Principal Investigator: Amit Bardia, MD
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The Eastern Caribbean Health Outcomes Research Network (ECHORN)
Principal Investigators:
Peter Adams, BSc, MBBS, DM
Rohan Maharaj, BSc, MBBS, MHSc, DM, FCCFP
Cruz Nazario-Delgado, PhD
Maxine Nunez, DPH, MSN, CNE, RN
Marcella Nunez-Smith, MD, MHS
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LGBT Veterans’ Mental Health
Principal Investigator: Joe Goulet, PhD, MS
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ED-TREAT: A Clinical Decision Support (CDS) Tool to Assess Risk and Prevent Agitation Events
Principal Investigator: Ambrose Wong, MD, MSEd, MHS
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Health Informatics Professor Working to Reduce Inequities — one app at a time



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Congratulations, Meera!

Congratulations to our team member Meera Swaminath, on her first first author paper




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Narrowing the Divide: User-centered Design of Digital Health Tools for Marginalized Communities


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