Seminar Series 2016-2017

NUCare, in collaboration with the Personal Health Informatics PhD program, hosts regular seminars throughout the year to showcase how technology can support and enhance research in aging, self-management, health disparities, and community-based participatory research. More seminars will be announced throughout the year. All are welcome to join!

If you are interested in attending any of our seminars or would like to join our mailing list, contact Christine Gordon at For a list of previous seminars, click here.


January 23, 2016: Diana Higgins, PhD – Boston University, VA Boston Healthcare System
“Technology-assisted self-management interventions for chronic pain”


September 19, 2016: Holly B. Jimison, PhD – Northeastern University, CCIS & BCHS
“Using Measure of Context to Improve Detection and Alerting Algorithms for Health Coaching Informatics”

September 26, 2016: Kristin Madison, PhD – Northeastern University, BCHS & SOL
“Legal and Policy Issues in Employee-Sponsored Wellness Initiatives”

October 3, 2016: Misha Pavel, PhD – Northeastern University, CCIS & BCHS
“Training “Fluid Intelligence” with a Computer Game and Transcranial Stimulation”

October 10, 2016 – no seminar

October 17, 2016: Danielle Levac, PhD – Northeastern University, BCHS Department of Physical Therapy, Movement and Rehabilitation Science
“‘Kinect’ing with Clinicians: exploring the role of motivation and engagement in virtual reality and active video game use in rehabilitation”

October 24, 2016: Stephen Intille, PhD – Northeastern University, CCIS & BCHS
“Can we change our sedentary, car-dominated culture?”

October 31, 2016: Oliver Wilder-Smith and Aditya Ponnada, candidates for PhD in Personal Health Informatics
Research in Progress presentations

November 7, 2016: Seth Cooper, PhD – Northeastern University, CCIS & CAMD
“Solving Biomolecular Puzzles with Video Games”

November 14th – no seminar

November 21, 2016: Timothy Bickmore, PhD – Northeastern University, CCIS
“Coaching to Death”

November 28, 2016: Nancy Hanrahan, PhD, RN, FAAN – Northeastern University, BCHS School of Nursing
“Technology innovation enhanced by nurse expertise”

December 5, 2016: Andrea Grimes Parker, PhD – Northeastern University, CCIS & BCHS
“Community Wellness Informatics: Creating Technology for Health Equity”