Health Technology Launches Speaker Series for Fall 2021

October 22, 3:00PM - 3:50PM

Dr. Abigail WooldridgeTitle: Designing Sociotechnical Systems to Support Teams in Health Care and Health-related Contexts

Speaker: Dr. Abigail Wooldridge

Description: We will explore recent and ongoing work in the Human Factors in Sociotechnical Systems Lab, where we create, integrate and translate knowledge to improve performance, human well-being and quality in complex sociotechnical systems, found in healthcare and health-related settings through interdisciplinary collaborations.

About Dr. Wooldridge: Dr. Abigail (Abby) Wooldridge is an Assistant Professor in the Industrial and Enterprise Systems Engineering Department, with courtesy appointments across campus and in the Carle Illinois Col-lege of Medicine. She recently received the Presidential Award and Medallion for her leadership on COVID-19 response efforts designing a mobile diagnostic testing system.


September 10, 3:00PM

Shannon MejiaTitle: How do older adults understand their fall risk and can technology help?

Speaker: Dr. Shannon Mejía, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign

Description: We engage in activities with an understanding of whether or not we’ll be successful. But how accurate are our assessments, what are the consequences of getting it wrong, and how can technology help? This presentation offers insight on older adults’ awareness of fall risk in daily life, the personal processes of gaining feedback from daily experiences, and the potential for mobile fall prevention technologies to help.

About Dr. Mejía: Shannon Mejía is an assistant professor of technology, health, and aging in the Department of Kinesiology and Community Health. Her research examines the processes by which older adults leverage technology and their close relationships to understand and support their health.