I am an associate professor in the College of Computing and Informatics at Drexel University. My current research uses human factors engineering methods and socio-technical systems theory to study the impact of health information technology on clinical workflow and the usability of technology in underserved populations. In addition, my experience with ethnographic observations used to identify workflow patterns in medication administration and wrong-site surgery prevention and in the utilization of web based information by patients with diabetes guides the implementation of methods for collecting information needs from patients and clinicians.
I am affiliated with the Drexel University Institute for Healthcare Informatics – an initiative based at the iSchool at Drexel (College of Computing and Informatics), the College of Nursing and Health Professions (CNHP), the School of Public Health (SPH) and the College of Medicine (DUCoM). A native New Yorker and graduate of Brooklyn Technical High School, for undergrad, I went to Spelman College and Georgia Institute of Technology (electrical engineering) as part of the Dual Degree Engineering program in the Atlanta University Center. I earned my Masters and PhD in industrial engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where my concentration was in socio-technical systems (i.e., human factors and ergonomics).
April 22, 2014 Campus Debrief: Drexel University’s Presence in Africa Intercultural center – 1:30 – 3 pm – You can watch a video of the event on YouTube
April 14, 2014 School of Public Health Maternal and Child Health Working Group Journal Club
April 12, 2014 LSAMP Bridge to the Doctorate Retreat – Presented the session on “Research rules of the game”
April 11, 2014 CCI Day
April 10, 2014 Drexel University Research Day
March 16 – 19, 2014 Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care – Attending and presented at the International Symposium of Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care in Chicago, IL.
March 7, 2014 – Outreach
Benjamin Franklin High School Career Day
Jan 24 – Feb 14, 2014 Information & Communication technology (ICT) use for healthcare in Uganda. CCI Researchers Team Up with Rotary Partners to Provide Maternal and Child Health Care Education in Uganda. This month, Drexel University College of Computing & Informatics (CCI) assistant professors Deborah Turner and Michelle Rogers traveled to Kampala, Uganda to join a vocational training team (VTT) of Uganda’s Rotary Club of Kampala North as part of the Maternal and Child Health Care Education Project.