General Chairs

Lauren Wilcox, PhD

Profile imageLauren Wilcox, PhD is an assistant professor in the School of Interactive Computing at Georgia Institute of Technology where she directs the Health Experience and Applications Lab (Hx Lab). Her research focuses on designing, prototyping, and evaluating technology to support the needs of people working both individually and together to achieve health-related goals. Her studies related to communicating patient-centered health information have been recognized by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) through a Dissertation Award in 2012 and by the NSF through a CAREER award in 2017. She was selected to join the Inaugural Class of the ACM Future of Computing Academy in 2017. In addition to chairing WISH, Lauren serves on the technical program committee for ACM CHI 2018. As a PhD student, Lauren was part of the organizing committee for the first Workshop on Interactive Systems in Healthcare, held at ACM CHI in 2010. 

Suzanne Bakken, PhD, RN, FAAN, FACMI

Profile imageSuzanne Bakken, RN, DNSc, FAAN, is Alumni Professor of Nursing and Professor of Biomedical Informatics at Columbia University. The goal of Dr. Bakken’s program of research is to promote health and reduce health disparities in underserved populations through the application of innovative informatics methods. She has conducted federally funded clinical informatics research for more than 25 years and has published more than 200 peer-reviewed papers. She currently serves as Director of the Center for Evidence-based Practice in the Underserved and of the Reducing Health Disparities Through Informatics Pre- and Post-doctoral Training Program, both supported by the National Institute of Nursing Research. She also served as Principal Investigator of the AHRQ-funded Washington Heights Inwood Informatics Infrastructure for Comparative Effectiveness Research (WICER) and its follow-up study, WICER 4 U, which is focused on promoting the use of WICER infrastructure through stakeholder engagement. She has also received funding from the National Cancer Institute, National Library of Medicine, and the Health Resources and Services Administration. Dr. Bakken is an elected fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and American College of Medical Informatics and a member of the Institute of Medicine.

Workshop Coordinator

Matthew Hong, MS

Matthew Hong is a fourth-year PhD student in the Human-Centered Computing program at Georgia Tech, advised by Dr. Lauren Wilcox. He holds a Master’s in Human–Computer Interaction from Carnegie Mellon University and a B.S. in Cognitive Science from the University of California, San Diego. Matthew’s research focuses on designing technology to bridge critical communication gaps between patients and their caregivers; he is currently investigating how information systems can be designed to communicate care information for teens with complex chronic illnesses, in ways that support their transition into adulthood.


Steering Committee