Keynote Speakers

Keynote Speakers

We are excited to welcome:

Richard L. Street, Jr., Texas A&M University
Kim Nazi, Department of Veterans Affairs
Sheana Bull, Colorado School of Public Health

Richard Street photoLive stream and discussion February 28, 12:00-1:30 pm CST

How Communication and Information Technology Can(not) Enhance Clinician-Patient Communication

Richard L. Street, Jr., Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Communication, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas; Chief, Health Decision-Making & Communication Program, Center for Innovations in Quality, Effectiveness and Safety, Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center; Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Section of Health Services Research, Baylor College of Medicine

Dr. Street's research focuses on clinician-patient communication pathways linking communication to improved health outcomes, and strategies for increasing patient involvement in care. His research and teaching awards include: Outstanding Health Communication Scholar from the International Communication Association, L. Donohew Health Communication Scholar Award from the the University of Kentucky, TAMU AFS Distinguished Achievement Award in Teaching and Research, and George L. Engel Award from the American Academy on Communication in Healthcare.

Kim Nazi photoLive stream and discussion March 1, 12:00-1:30 pm CST

Health Communication: Myths and Legends and What We Learned Along the Way

Kim Nazi, Ph.D., FACHE
Program and Management Analyst, Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)

Kim Nazi is a senior Program and Management Analyst for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), working in the Veterans and Consumer Health Informatics Office within the Office of Connected Care of the Veterans Health Administration (VHA).

Kim is a Board-Certified Healthcare Executive and a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE). She holds a Masters degree in Strategic Communication from Seton Hall University and a PhD in Sociology with a specialization in Communication from SUNY Albany.  Kim’s research interests include technology and personal health records, health communication, organizational sociology, and behavioral interventions.  Kim’s dissertation study focused on the use of Personal Health Records and Secure Messaging.  In September 2011, Kim represented the Blue Button team that was nominated for a Service to America Medal by the Partnership for Public Service.  In May 2012, Kim received the Warner Slack eHealth Award in recognition of outstanding contributions in helping to define and improve the field of eHealth. Kim is a frequent presenter on the topic of Personal Health Records and has authored multiple journal publications.

Sheana Bull photoLive stream and discussion March 2, 12:00-1:30 pm CST

The Integrated Theory of mHealth: Why Digital and Mobile Health Must Embrace Multidisciplinary Theoretical Perspectives

Sheana Bull, M.P.H., Ph.D.
Professor and Chair, Department of Community & Behavioral Health, Colorado School of Public Health

Dr. Sheana Bull is a Professor in the Department of Community and Behavioral Health in the Colorado School of Public Health at the University of Colorado and is the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Digital Education for University of Colorado Denver and Anschutz Medical Campus. Her work focuses on the use of mobile and digital technologies for health promotion including the exploration of engagement and dose response with text message, app, and social media content.

View abstracts for all of the presentations (pdf).

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