Ph.D. Student in Personal Health Informatics
Bachelor of the Arts in Health and Society (Individual Designed Major)
Qualitatively analyze and synthesize key findings in an mHealth systematic review. Partake in research on exergames to promote wellness among caregivers of patients with Alzheimer’s disease. (PI: Prof. Parker)
Designed pilot studies to explore the use of ambient notifications promote wellness in smart home environments. Quantitatively and qualitatively analyzed findings.
Researched and explored how next generation technology can facilitate the learning of complex scientific concepts. Focused on genome visualization and consent form visualization research in collaboration with the Harvard Personal Genome Project. Also focused on a study of gender and gaming. Analyzed quantitative and qualitative data and incorporated the findings into future designs. (PI: Prof. Shaer)
Collected and analyzed publications on FDA blood donation policies, helping synthesize and organize findings for how these policies impact different populations. (PI: Prof. Galarneau)
Analyzed the use of the weak necessity modal verb, “ought” in the 16th and 17th Centuries through an Undergraduate Research Opportunity (UROP), “Ought To Be Strong.” Presented findings at the Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America, January 2013.
Planned and implemented basic health screening programs and public health workshops. Assisted the local population in accessing treatment through the national health care system and provided support throughout follow up care. (Quito, Ecuador)
Studied and compared public health systems and issues in Washington, DC, Sao Paolo, Brazil, Hanoi, Vietnam, and Johannesburg, South Africa. Conducted research on infant nourishment and mental health.
Recruited and organized the programming for Circle The City, an Open Streets initiative in Boston, MA. Open Streets projects build community and support local businesses, reimagine the city streets as a place for people, and promote safe physical activity and healthy lifestyles.
Supervised a weekly overnight shift to ensure safety of the shelter, to ensure that the shelter adheres to safety codes, to coordinate volunteers, and to refer guests to further resources.
O. Shaer, O. Nov, J. Okerlund, M. Balestra, E. Stowell, L. Westendorf, C. Pollalis, J. Davis, L. Westort, M. Ball; In the proceedings of CHI 2016;
O. Shaer, O. Nov, J. Okerlund, M. Balestra, L. Stowell, L. Ascher, J. Bi, C. Schlenker, M. Ball. doi:10.2196/jmir.4415O; Journal of Medical Internet Research;
E. Stowell, M. Lyson, R. Wurth, H. Saksono, H. Jimison, M. Pavel, A. Parker; Harvard Forum on Health Equity
A. Voit, E. Stowell, D. Weber, C. Witte, D. Kärcher, N. Henze; UbiTtention: Smart & Ambient Notification and Attention Management, UbiComp 2016 Heidelberg, Germany
E. Stowell, M. Lyson, R. Wurth, H. Saksono, H. Jimison, M. Pavel, A. Parker; CHI 2016: San Jose, CA
S. Narayanan, E. Stowell, I. Yanovich; Annual Meeting of the Linguisitic Society of America, Boston, MA.
Social Determinants of Sexual and Reproductive Health, Social Determinants of Mental Health, Gender and Health, Global Health and Community Development, Health Activism, Health Behavior Theory, Critical HCI, Data visualization
Technical and Methodological Expertise: Software Development (Java), Qualitative Data Analysis - ATLAS.ti, Qualitative and Ethnographic Methods
Linguistics: Proficient in Spanish and German