Also known as Lauren Wilcox-Patterson, my research focuses on enabling people to cultivate a more informed relationship with their health through human-centered technology.
My dissertation research examines how systems can be designed to communicate information to end users on the status and progress of complex, multi-faceted, and dynamic processes. I address patient-centered digital communication of health status and progress information from two complementary perspectives: those of hospital clinicians as well as patients. My work employs a research methodology that draws from the fields of Computer Science, Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), and Medical Informatics, to include methods for designing, building, and evaluating technology.
I received my PhD in Computer Science from Columbia University, where I worked in the Computer Graphics and User Interfaces Group, advised by Professor Steven Feiner. I was also actively involved in projects in the Columbia University Department of Biomedical Informatics.
Before beginning the PhD program, I worked full time in IBM Software Group, where I designed, implemented, and presented end-to-end solution prototypes focused on customer scenarios in the Solutions Experience Lab (SEL) in the Technical Sales organization in Austin, Texas. The SEL solutions were presented to executives visiting IBM for software briefings. See my CV for more details.