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To be the go-to working group in AMIA for consumer health informatics by:

  • promoting the importance of consumer perspectives
  • providing resources for members to build their leadership and expertise
  • fostering networking and collaboration among researchers, professionals, and communities
  • contributing to thought leadership in the field

Consumer may refer to patient, citizen, resident, advocate, community member, stakeholder, individual, person, human, caregiver, family member, end user.


Working group interest areas and webinars cover:

  • Science of engagement
  • Human computer interaction/computer human interaction
  • Citizen science
  • Participatory and person centered research methods
  • Social informatics methods
  • Participatory health
  • Health literacy and digital literacy
  • Health education and promotion
  • Personal health technologies; personal health records, portals, wearable devices, remote patient monitoring, mobile applications
  • Person generated health data
  • Social data
  • Telehealth and digital health
  • Technology design
  • Evaluation and adoption for technologies for patients, caregivers, family members and community members
  • Collaboration among clinicians, patients, caregivers and community members
  • Diversity, equity, inclusion and access (DEIA) 


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Yunan Chen, PhD

Chair 2023-2024
University of California, Irvine
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Christie Martin, PhD, MPH, RN-BC, LHIT-HP

Chair Elect 2024
Assistant Professor
University of Minnesota School of Nursing
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Julie Doberne, MD, PhD

Member-at-Large 2024-2025
Assistant Professor
Oregon Health & Science University
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Brad Morse, Ph.D., MA

Secretary 2024-2025
Assistant Professor
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus


  • Performing: Working Group has high level of engagement and output (workshops, papers, webinars)
  • Networking: Working Group has internal and external networking opportunities for members (mentorship programs, social events, collaboration)
  • Developing: New Working Group or revitalizing efforts to grow membership (recruitment efforts, leadership)
Performing: 60%
Networking: 20%
Developing: 20%

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For Your Informatics Podcast

Episode 25

"Allow Us to Reintroduce Ourselves' - AMIA Working Groups (Part 1)"